The number of crimes registered in the capital declined by about ten per cent in 2018 compared to the figures of the previous year, according to the report of the Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK) last year.
According to the police report, the number of crimes registered in the police proceedings decreased by 9.8 per cent in 2018, from 62,870 to 56,739 crime cases – reported MTI.
Tamás Terdik, Head of Police in Budapest, said that the BRFK (Budapest Police Headquarters) had a successful year in 2018, with a record low number of crimes in Budapest for the last nine years. The number of priority crimes that have the most negative impact on the sense of security of the population has further decreased – he added.
Tamás Terdik said:
“Our goal for the next year is to fight against drug trafficking by arresting more drug dealers and traders, thus reducing the supply side of drug trades. In addition, we will have more pedestrian police officers in 2019, because the ‘obvious and visible’ police presence on the streets can imply to a deterrent reason to commit crime in public.”
Head of Budapest Police also spoke about the most important area that requires some development is accident prevention, as the number of accidents involving serious injuries has not decreased in the past nine years.
He also stated that the average response time of the police (the time between the emergency call and the arrival of the alarmed unit) was 12 minutes on average in 2018.
The Chief of Budapest Police also noted that BRFK would launch a new unit from April 1, whose task is to return the stolen things to the rightful owners as soon as possible.