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 Crime rate increased by 23 percent due to poverty, Savchenko law, and policemen lacking motivation, - Police Chief Dekanoidze

The crime rate in Ukraine has increased by 23 percent in 2016 with property theft accounting for approximately 60 percent of all crimes.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Segodnya, this was announced by National Police Chief Khatia Dekanoidze at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on the legislative support to the law enforcement activity.

According to her, the first reason in crime rise is total impoverishment.

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"The second problem is Savchenko law. 34,000 cons will be at large very soon. Every 10th crime was committed by people released under this law," she said.

"The third problem is motivation. Look at the conditions the investigators and operatives are working in. They haven't even got computers but still work around-the-clock for 4,500 hryvnia (about $175 monthly)," police chief stressed.

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She recalled that the National Police was created not so long ago.

"And if we're talking about such a large-scale reform of the agency, it cannot be accomplished over the first nine months. We have no money even to provide new boots and clothes for police officers," she said.

 
 
 
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