Syrian criminal security sources said the crime rate has plummeted in Damascus, stressing that no crime was recorded in the past 10 days.
The sources said they expect the rate to drop in other provinces too.
In a statement to Al-Watan, the sources attributed this to the curfew and other measures the government had imposed to restrict movements, amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The mission of the criminal security apparatus is to protect the markets from thefts during curfew, the sources stressed, noting that only one failed theft attempt was recorded on the first day of curfew.
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