KUWAIT CITY, May 7: The Directorate General of Residence Affairs (DGRA) has registered deportation orders against 19,730 expatriates of various nationalities during 2016, which roughly work out to 54 people a day for violating residence and labor laws.
According to statistics, a copy of which has been obtained by the daily, more than 1,000 expatriates were deported by direct order from the Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Passports Affairs, Major-General Mazen Al-Jarrah, including a large number of those who were arrested for selling alcohol and drugs, treason and fraud.
The number of those who were refused entry visas was 11,191 that mean the sponsors forbidden to issue visas under Article 20 or Article 18. As for the inspection rounds organized by the directorate on companies, the statistics indicated of the 880 companies 526 were administratively shut down either owned by first degree relatives of former ministers or former MPs.
The statistics also showed 46,609 absconding reports were filed during 2016, most of them men. This is in addition to 20,551 absconding reports filed against drivers. Meanwhile, According to statistics issued by the Public Prosecution for the first quarter of 2017 a total of 60 murder and assault cases were registered with the police.
According to the statistics nearly 20 crimes are committed every month and as a matter of fact this requires a serious study and a plan to discuss the causes behind the crimes, says sources. The statistics also showed murders were committed by young men for silly reasons.