parliament discussed a criminal situation in the country last week. Prime Minister and the Minister of the
Interior claimed that number of crimes had not increased and the data that proves
it is the result of changes in
statistical counting methods.
it is obvious that Georgia has not seen such a rampant crime since the 90s.
Only in March, shops and branches of banks are robbed not only in the capital,
but also in the regions almost every day.
criminal situation is getting out of and amid deterioration of the socio-economic situation
in the country, responsibility passes to the entire ruling team.
Dream MP Alexander Kantaria hopes that the Ministry of the Interior will be
able to cope with the problem.
authorities are responsible for everything
that happens in the country, I hope that the Ministry of the Interior will be
able to solve the problem of the criminal situation. Crimes are mostly committed
by minors to whom criminal liability does not apply and here we have to find
any alternative, ” the MP notes.
“If we follow
the path of “zero tolerance”, a lot of young people will have to go to jail, so
we should improve the situation in boarding schools, and create opportunities
for the activity of homeless minors.
“as far as I know, the Interior Ministry
is already working on the issue,” Alexander Kantaria notes.
head of the Parliamentary Committee on Health and Social Affairs Otar Zoidze
does not see the responsibility of the authorities in this situation saying that the criminal situation has not worsened.
statistics we have does not give grounds for claims to the authorities. The
mass media create an illusion of a
rising crime in society. While domestic violence and robbery involving minors
have increased largely due to improved accounting, ”he explains.
believes that crime has nothing to do with the social background, as it occurs in
developed countries with a very high standard of living.
repeat once again - before the crimes were not registered, but now they are
being recorded that has deteriorated the
statistics. The most important thing is that serious crimes do not grow, ” Otar
Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that in 11 months of 2018 the number of
crimes increased by 58% compared to the same period in 2017 while the detection
rate decreased by 20%.
January-November 2018, 53,637 crimes were registered, of which only 18,467 or 34% were solved, whereas in the same period in
2017, the number of crimes made 33,931, detection rate - 18,371 or 54%.
the reporting period, all types of
crimes increased significantly, including 123% against life, 100% against
health, 253% against the rights and freedoms of citizens, 61% against family
members and minors, 81% against property.
rate rose by 86, 5%.