27 January 2022,   14:55
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Opponents often state that crime has increased in the country, these statements are only aimed at police discrimination - Interior Minister

Compared to last year, the crime rate was reduced by 10% in 2020. Such a statement made today the Acting Minister of Internal Affairs during the presentation of the agency’s 2020 report.


“As for crime statistics for 2020, opponents often state that crime has increased in the country. Let’s follow the data and we will see that these statements are only aimed at police discrimination.


As a result of the efforts of the law enforcement officers, the crime rate has
decreased by 10%.


Of course, we have an increase with regard to certain crimes, on which we provide information to the public on a monthly basis, for example:


Cybercrime increased by 24%, domestic violence by 8.5%, and
homicide by 11%, implying that cases increased by 7 units.


You know that cybercrime is a challenge of the 21st century and Georgia is no
exception. The trend of increasing domestic violence is the result of the increased reporting to police on such cases, which has been quite a challenge for years”, - said Vakhtang Gomelauri.

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