Iran’s Police Chief Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam announced that the total crime rate have decreased in Iran in compare to last decade.
“Total crime rates are increasing in all over the world but statistics shows crime rates are decreasing in Iran significantly in compare to 1380s (referring to the last decade of Persian years).” Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam said. He didn’t specify the detailed numbers of crimes.
“Currently we have between 1.2 million and 1.3 million addicts in Iran.” Ahmadi Moghaddam added. Utilizing modern and some industrial drugs and narcotics is not defined as a crime in Iran’s law so the users are not counted as addicts.
“Base on the international stats, alcohol is drunk 10 more times than using narcotics but its vice versa in Iran.” Ahmadi Moghaddam said. According to Iran and Islam’s law it is taboo to enjoy alcohol at all, no matter in what kind. However there is widespread and open violation of the law.