Crime rate has dropped in the first semester of 2014 compared to the previous year, according to a Greek Police report released on Thursday. The report showed 52 cases of manslaughter recorded in the first six months of this year (six of which were motivated by robbery), compared to 70 recorded in the second semester of 2013, with 21 occurring during robberies.
According to police figures, 60,350 people were arrested over various charges in the first semester of 2014, out of whom 5,794 were detained for robberies and break-ins, 6,874 over drug related charges, 882 on embezzlement charges and 72 over manslaughter charges.
Additionally, law enforcement agents had detained 24,344 immigrants who were not in possession of legal resident documents.
The report also pointed out that 717 people were detained over debts to the state reaching a total of 480,280,000 euros.