Common crimes down in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
The number of thefts, robberies and acts of vandalism have decreased in Poland, a daily reported.
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Such offences dropped by 22,000 incidents in the first half of 2018 year on year, the Rzeczpospolita daily said citing statistics released by Polish police headquarters.
Criminal, white-collar and road offences totalled 404,000 in the first half of this year, decreasing by 29,000 year on year.
Thefts numbered 47,000 from January to June 2018, falling by 7,200 year on year.
Car thefts reached 4,500, dropping by 600. Robberies and acts of extortion decreased by nearly 1,000. The police also recorded fewer robberies with the use of a weapon or other dangerous instrument.
Andrzej Borowiak, spokesperson for the police force in the central Wielkopolska province said: “We are glad to see a drop in incidents such as assaults or property damage.”
“In the Wielkopolska province the crime rate fell over 10 percent, which is a significant shift,” he added.
Meanwhile, in the eastern Lubelskie province the crime rate dropped 16 percent, Renata Laszczka-Rusek, spokesperson for the local police, told Rzeczpospolita.
Increased crime clear-up rates alongside CCTV and private surveillance cameras were among the key reasons for the lower crime rates across the country, Rzeczpospolita said.