MINSK, 21 March (BelTA) - Children and pensioners must know that the government will always support and protect them, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a large meeting with security, defense and law enforcement officials of the country on 21 March, BelTA has learned.
According to the head of state, the overall crime situation in the country is under control - the total number of crimes has not changed over the past year. The number of murders has decreased. The number of people died from criminal offenses has reduced by 13%.
“However, this is not the reason to get complacent. In the past year there have been a number of negative trends to which we must surely pay attention. Work on crime prevention, especially phishing, is insufficient. The number of victims of these phishing scams has doubled. The number of pensioners who fall victim to so-called phone scammers, has increased nearly fivefold,” the Belarusian leader said.
The head of state asked about the measures the police and other government agencies were planning to take in this regard. “We need to protect these people. Children and pensioners must know that the government will always support and protect them,” the Belarusian leader stressed.