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Tuesday, 26.05.2015, 10:37
Since 2006, the crime rate in Latvia has continued to gradually reduce, according to the Central Statistical Bureau's data from 2005 to 2013, cites LETA.
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During a visit this week to Belarus, Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) signed a cooperation protocol with Belarus Interior Minister Igor Shunevich to strengthen bilateral cooperation in fighting crime, LETA was informed by the Interior Ministry.
The number of people detained by the Riga Municipality Police in 2014, has grown by 63%. A total of 6,052 people were detained in 2014, Riga Municipality Police Chief Juris Lukass said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama", reports LETA.
A total of 85 murders were registered in Latvia in 2014, which is ten murders more than in 2013, reports LETA, referring to information from the State Police.
In consistency with the Constitution and the decree of Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, Lithuanian parliament has ratified the intergovernmental agreement between Lithuania and Georgia on cooperation in the fight against crime, signed on 26 September 2013 in Vilnius, reports LETA/ELTA.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite who received chiefs of police on the occasion of the Police Day (Guardian Angels' Day) did not confine solely to congratulations but emphasised the geopolitical situation, the necessity to continue rotation and talked about improving officers' qualifications, informs LETA/ELTA.
During a Saeima Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee meeting yesterday, the chief of the State Police's Organized Crime Department Andrejs Sinavins said that there are approximately 70 organized crime groups operating in Latvia, reports LETA.