0909 GMT January 19, 2019
Latest national figures and statistics show that about 40 percent of the thefts and burglaries in Iran take place in Tehran, said the head of the Iranian Prevention Police on Tuesday.
Major General Mohammad Sharafi told IRNA that the rest of the remaining 60 percent of such crimes are committed in other Iranian provinces.
He noted that according to figures luxe items and auto spare parts are among the most stolen items.
Sharafi urged Iranian automakers to improve the security level of their cars to reduce the rate of automobile spare parts thefts.
He also called on the people to help lower the theft rate in the country by employing the required security measures.
Sharafi warned people to refrain from divulging their personal information to anybody claiming to be a police officer, advising them to check the officers’ ID card first.
He said among Iran’s Police objectives is to raise people’s awareness by providing them with necessary information, education and training in security fields to prevent form theft in the country to reduce the rate of such crimes.
Sharafi urged people to equip their residential units and automobiles with electronic anti-theft systems and devices to prevent from theft and increase their security level.
He noted that ensuring security and establishing peace are the top priorities of Iran’s Police, adding as preventing theft leads to a decrease in the number of delinquencies, crimes, conflicts and social harms, another main priority of Iran’s Police is to curb theft.