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The number of crimes committed in Hungary has fallen by sixty-seventy percent in the last ten years, State Secretary Bence Rétvári said at the inauguration of a new police station.
Thanks to the work of Hungarian police officers, the number of crimes committed has been reduced by 60-70 percent in the past decade, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior said at the inauguration ceremony of the police station’s new building in Sárbogárd, western Hungary on Tuesday, MTI reports.
Bence Rétvári said that the number of crimes in Hungary had decreased from 447,000 in 2010 to 154,000 in 2021, and the same decrease was also observed in Sárbogárd, where 1,412 crimes were committed in 2010 and 377 last year.
He said that these figures alone would be enough for the police to deserve the state-of-the-art police station built with more than 2.5 billion forints (6.5 million euros), but there was another area where they contributed to the Hungarian peoples’ growing sense of security, and that was the protection of the southern borders, where 270,000 people were prevented from crossing illegally last year.
Rétvári pointed out that as a form of thanks, police officers received a pay increase last year of 116,000 forints (306 euros), with a further increase to follow, as well as an allowance for weapons. They are also trying to reward their work in other ways, as they did in Sárbogárd, where they have created modern conditions for their work.
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