Interior Ministry: “Crime rate in Serbia has been dropping for ten years”

Serbian Interior Minister, Bratislav Gašić, assessed that the security situation in Serbia is stable and that in the past 10 years, there has been a constant decrease in the crime rate.

Last year, the total number of criminal acts compared to 2001 was 43 percent lower. Gašić also underlined that since 2014, one of the main priorities of the Serbian government has been eradicating organized crime, adding that the number of organized crime groups in Serbia has declining every year.

In 2013, a total of 113,780 crimes were registered while last year, that number stood at 70,085.

When it comes to the most serious crimes – last year, the police dealt with 78 murders and aggravated murders, which is 134 fewer than in 2000, when 212 murders were committed.

Last year, there was a sharp decline in the number of thefts, a 77.9 per cent drop compared to 2001. The number of robberies also decreased – in 2023, there were 567 robberies compared to 2,184 in the year 2000.

In the past six years, an average of 5,000 domestic violence cases were reported annually. Also, last year, 42 people were killed in family and partner relationships, of which 26 were women and 16 were men.

The Ministry states that 7,405 kilogrammes of drugs were seized last year, while the year before that quantity stood at 7,272 kilogrammes.

From May 8th to June 30th, 2023, by order of the Interior Minister, and following two mass shootings, a campaign of voluntary surrender of unregistered weapons was launched, during which 82,398 legal and illegal weapons, 4,243,139 pieces of ammunition of different calibres and 26,485 mines and explosive devices were handed over to the police.

(Novi Magazin, 09.01.2024)

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