Pol Maj Gen Roy Inkapairoj, commander of the Tourist Police Division, has plenty of plans and policies to ensure tourist safety. The 43-year-old was a commander of the Immigration Bureau before moving to the tourist division last year. He said his major focus is to protect and serve visitors to the best of his ability.
When asked about tourist-related criminal cases, Pol Maj Gen Roy said despite the public perception that it was high, the statistics showed otherwise.
"We have a key performance index which rates the number of court cases per year," he began. "The maximum rate should be 20 cases per 100,000 visitors, but the number of cases we have is a far cry from that ratio. Our statistics show [during the past five years] that the number of cases has reduced from 2.84 in 2008 to 1.24 in 2012. However, the record does not include issues that can be settled by both parties before going to the court process."
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