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China sees fewer violent crimes involving guns, explosives

10-26-2011 08:07 BJT

BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese police Tuesday reported a notable reduction in the number of violent crimes involving the use of guns and explosives in the first nine months of this year.

The number of cases involving the use of explosives from January to September dropped by 32.7 percent from the same period last year, said a statement from the Ministry of Public Security.

The number of cases involving the use of guns fell by 30.3 percent from the same period last year, the statement said.

However, the statement did not reveal the exact number of these cases.

Meanwhile, casualties in cases involving explosives decreased by 43 percent, and police cracked 48.4 percent more illegal arms production and transaction cases.

The statement attributed the reductions to a nationwide police action campaign against the smuggling and illegal use of arms, which started in January.

Police nationwide will continue the campaign and step up efforts to trace illegal arm deals online and crack down on the spread of bomb-making information, the statement said.


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