Police data show that during the year 2014, the number of events requiring a police response in the Jerusalem District totaled 225,000, a 15% rise from 2012. During these years, a rise of 8% was recorded in the number of calls to the police emergency number 100 in Jerusalem. These calls include quarrels among neighbors and noise complaints. Criminal felonies, on the other hand, have dropped by 17% during the same years, from 5,722 in 2012 to 4,746 in 2014.
Considering these data, one can understand why only 32% of Jerusalem’s residents replied positively when asked whether they trust the police, compared with 40% in Tel Aviv, and 51% in Haifa.
Sources: Central Bureau of Statistics – Social Survey 2014
Israel Police Statistical Yearbook