The Minister of Internal Affairs (MIA), Vakhtang Gomelauri, informed the regional chief of departments all over the country in a meeting on Friday that the police departments all over Georgia have increased their rate of solving criminal cases from 35.5 per cent to 49.8 since last year.
Moreover, during the meeting, Gomelauri briefly described the past year’s trends of crimes committed in the country and talked about the major challenges for Police officials in the near future, concentrating on main indicators of the outcomes of the work against crime and public safety issues.
The meeting with the directors of the police departments was also attended by the First Deputy Minister – Shalva Bedoidze.
The Minister of Internal Affairs expressed his gratitude by stating that “the increase in the crime-solving rate is an excellent achievement for the country, and it is your and your department’s merit. We have to continue this way in 2022, and we have to maintain at least this rate and ideally increase it to the maximum, of course.”
As per the reports by MIA, the percentage of crimes also continued to decrease in the past year, and the minister said while talking to the heads of police units about the work required to improve infrastructural capacities and preventive police measures in the regions.
The police of Georgia is the State agency in public service, which by strict observation of applicable law, ensures freedom and security of each citizen. Police being the government agency in public service, is accountable to the public. With the purpose to maintain peace, public order and security, the police discharge its functions in cooperation with civil society.
The police keep a permanent relationship with the civil society in order to identify the problems needs and carry out relevant measures.
In addition, Georgia attained the 7th rank in the world in 2017 on International Crime Index.