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Crime rate in Belarus on steady decline

Society 19.05.2017 | 14:07

MINSK, 19 May (BelTA) – The crime rate in Belarus has been declining steadily over the past several years, Interior Minister Igor Shunevich reported to the president on 19 May, BelTA has learned.

Alexander Lukashenko said that the other day he received the law enforcement statistics. “I got familiar with the numbers and already see the trends. But I would like to hear the minister's opinion on these trends,” the head of state noted.

Igor Shunevich reported on the operational activities of the interior bodies. In January-April this year, the crime rate kept declining. “We try to consolidate all the positive trends. This year the crime rate fell by almost 8.5%,” he said.

In January-April there were fewer crimes committed by minors. The repeat crime rate decreased slightly too. So did the number of crimes related to drug trafficking and drug abuse. Meanwhile, the share of solved crimes, including especially dangerous ones, has increased.

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