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Slovak police published new crime maps

Long term problematic districts of Bratislava dropped out of the most dangerous zone.

Number of acts in police districts (1-2Q 2016)(Source: PZ)

On July 21, the Police Corps Presidium published new crime maps, showing fewer thefts and robberies but more violence in the first half of 2016.

In the monitored period, crime in the whole of  Slovakia decreased by about 2,000 acts, compared to the same period in 2015, recalled Police Corps vice-president Ľubomír Ábel. Bratislava, with its districts Vrakuňa and Podunajské Biskupice which occupied prime positions of criminality in past years, dropped out of the list of the most dangerous areas, the Aktuality.sk website reported.

Ábel suggested that the decrease of total criminality down to about 37,000 acts in Slovakia in combination with more police officers on the streets due to terrorist attacks, might affect the number of crimes in the capital city. A decline in crime in Bratislava is also predicted for the second half of the year because of police manoeuvres due to the EU presidency, he added.

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However, the number of violent crimes in Slovakia is growing as there were about 500 more cases of violence than last year, with an increase in murders from 29 to 34, according to the police statistics. These numbers may be affected by old cases that have only been documented now, said Ábel.

“Statistics also show cases which might have happened 15 years ago,” said Ábel, as quoted by Aktuality.sk.

Economic crimes showed a drop of more than 1,200 cases, although it features a high latency. Therefore, real numbers may differ from the statistics.

“This area, in particular tax crimes, receives a very large emphasis,” Ábel told Aktuality.sk.

Ordinary people are most concerned with property crimes, where the police recorded 14,564 cases, about 1,000 less than last year. While Ábel reports a slight decrease in flat burglaries, the number of stolen cars fell more sharply from 1,039 to 879 cases.

The last sphere, moral criminality, including rape and human trafficking, showed in general an increase of less than a hundred. For example, there were an increased number of cases of sexual abuse, Aktuality.sk wrote.

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