MVSIA: 89% OF POLES REGARD POLAND AS A SAFE COUNTRY
According to the Minister of the Interior of Poland, last year the percentage of crime detection in Poland increased significantly. 89% of Poles believe that Poland is a safe country. This is a merit of the police and their daily service. It is reported by Upmp.news with the reference to Polish Radio.
This was announced on January 8 by the Minister of Internal Affairs and the Polish administration Mariusz Błaszczak during a meeting of police chiefs at the Police School in Szczytno.
During the meeting, they discussed the most important issues related to police work in Poland, summed up the results of last year and set the priorities for 2018.
According to Błaszczak, high evaluation of the police work is a result of programs of the government and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration. For two years, they opened 71 police stations in the country, which were earlier closed by the previous authorities.
Mariusz Błaszczak noted that the number of criminal offenses in 2017 was 490 thousand, and in 2016 – 519 thousand. The disclosure of all crimes last year was 72.6%. This is 5% more than in 2016. The Minister noted that this is a good trend, which testifies about the professionalism of the Polish police.
He said that the government should ensure decent conditions for police services. This includes, in particular, a program for upgrading the service for 2017-2020 worth over 9 billion zlotys. They also launched a pilot program of video cameras on police uniforms in the capital, as well as in Podlasie and in the Province of Lower Silesia.
At the same time, according to the Chief Officer of the Police, the inspector Yaroslav Shymchyk, last year was second in a row when the percentage of crimes reduced. According to the official, last year there were fewer robberies, beatings, theft and destruction of property.