Georgian Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri on Tuesday highlighted the “unprecedentedly high” rate of crime-solving by law enforcement bodies, which he said was illustrated by the figure standing at over 62 percent.
In his address to the Parliament, Gomelauri noted the “difficult” past year globally, pointing to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stressing the “main” achievement of Georgian authorities in managing to “maintain peace and stability, and at the same time, strengthen state institutions”.
In 2022, the police continued their uncompromising fight against crime, and this, of course, includes both preventive measures and quick response to crime committed, which was reflected in statistical data”, he told MPs.
“As a result of the effective work of the police, the crime-solving rate in 2022 is unprecedentedly high and exceeds 62 percent, which is 12 percent higher than in 2021”, Gomelauri said.
The Minister also stressed that compared to 2021, the number of crimes in 2022 had decreased.
“Serious and particularly serious crimes such as murder, attempted murder, serious injury to health, illegal deprivation of liberty, robbery and theft have been reduced”, he noted.
Gomelauri also extended his gratitude to employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs by saying “they create a safe, stable present and peaceful future of our state”.
You are worthy citizens of our country and by serving Georgia you create a safe, stable present and peaceful future of our state. On the other hand, the state is constantly taking care of improving the working conditions of police officers, ensuring decent social conditions and promoting professional development”, Gomelauri concluded.