The Israeli city of Tel Aviv has the world’s highest number of locksmiths and police officers, but it also has the highest percentage of residents who have never been arrested or convicted of a crime, according to a study released Monday.
The study by the Jerusalem-based think tank Demos International found that Tel Aviv was followed by the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as East Jerusalem.
It noted that in 2012, Tel Aviv had the lowest jail population, with 4,500 people in the country.
“This indicates that while there is still a long way to go before the city is fully democratic, there is a great deal of hope for change,” said Demos’s Director of Policy and Governance, Eli Gershon.
He also noted that Telos has a population of around 4 million, while the average Israeli citizen is around 3,500.
In a statement, the city’s police chief, Gilad Erdan, said the study showed that Telesons system of checks and balances had improved dramatically in recent years.
The figures, based on a comprehensive database compiled by Demos, show that the city has 1,800 officers, a prison population of 3,600 and about 9,000 lockdowns per year, compared with just 3,200 in the Palestinian territory, according the report.
It also found that the number of residents arrested for a crime has decreased by half since 2009.
The police chief added that the Israeli government has implemented more than 100,000 of the measures in place since 2012, and has reduced the number and duration of lockdowns.
Israel has a long history of locking up its citizens for minor offenses.
A recent study by a Jerusalem-funded think tank found that more than 60 percent of Israeli citizens who have been detained for a minor crime are released within three days.
The Demos study also found a dramatic decrease in the incarceration of people who are suspected of committing crimes, such as those who had just been released from jail or those who have committed minor crimes but have been given conditional sentences.
“We also know that Israel is the most incarcerating country in the world, even though we’re still the only one that has a prison,” said Gersham.
“The fact that this trend continues shows that we are not doing a good job of keeping people safe.”
The Israeli Supreme Court has ordered that police and prosecutors must provide information on any person charged with a crime to a public prosecutor within three months.
But some legal experts say that it is not enough to allow for the disclosure of information, which could allow a person to avoid being charged with crimes.
For the study, the think tank examined police and prosecutor records for all of the Israeli cities that are part of the state of Israel and counted the number, charges and sentences handed out to those arrested and convicted for crimes.
It then compared the figures with those in the territories, which have a population roughly the same size as Israel.
The researchers found that in Tel Aviv, the number per 1,000 people in 2012 was about 8, the same as the number in Gaza and the West bank.
In all of Israel, the study found, the percentage of people imprisoned or on conditional sentences rose from around 20 percent in 2012 to 33 percent in 2013, and the percentage who have a prison sentence increased from 3.4 percent to 4.1 percent.
The report said that while Israel has not arrested anyone for a major crime in the past two years, it is the first time in the study’s 30-year history that the country has recorded a significant reduction in the prison population.
“There are people who have lost their jobs or their homes,” said Erdan.
“We need to put a halt to this.
We need to stop locking people up.”
Israel has also increased the number or the length of its prison sentences, according in part to the Justice Ministry’s new guidelines, which state that jail time is now only required for crimes that have a “high probability” of resulting in death.