During the first 14 days of December there were 55 robberies in the metro area, but police officials say this is a 12.7 percent reduction from 2013.
The security ministry issued the report Tuesday and said that the data was based on what had been supplied by the Judicial Investigating Organization.
The security ministry had flooded the metro area with police officers and police trainees as part of a protective program for the Christmas holidays.
The ministry said that there were 124 reported crimes during the first two weeks of December. These ranged from car thefts to vehicle burglaries and simple theft. In 2013 the number was 185, the ministry said.
In the two weeks there were 49 simple thefts, a big decline from the 2014 figure of 109, officials said.