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Crime levels in Malta plunge 10% over three years

Crime in Malta has fallen by 10 per cent in just three years.

Malta’s police chief announced the latest figures and revealed the past year saw crime levels drop by two per cent.

Lawrence Cutajar said the police had made ‘a significant improvement’ in the fight against drugs, and that ‘all the murder cases committed in 2019 had been solved’.

The Police Commissioner was speaking during the annual awards ceremony at police headquarters in Floriana.

Officers at Valletta police station were honoured for ‘significantly reducing the crime rate’ in the capital city over the last 12 months.


Several other officers from across Malta and Gozo received awards for outstanding public service and for helping to save lives.

Reserve Police Constable Marthese Camilleri was named Officer Of The Year for her ‘exemplary service’.

She told her colleagues: ‘Everything I do, I try to do it for the betterment of the force.

‘It’s important that you always make an effort to do your job to the best of your ability.

‘There were times when I wasn’t sure how I would approach a job but if you put your mind to it you can move forward.’

Well done to The Malta Police Force!

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