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Retvari: More than 80 percent of Hungarians ‘feel safe’

Around 83 percent of people in Hungary feel safe, and the number of crimes has fallen by 62 percent in a decade, Bence Retvari, state secretary of the Interior Ministry, said on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion of national crime prevention day, Retvari thanked the police and crime-prevention staff for this achievement.

He said Hungary was one of the safest countries in Europe, and this was partly because funds spent on the operation of the police and crime-prevention services had increased. While the budget included 449 billion forints (EUR 1.146 billion) earmarked for the operation of the police in 2010, 1,309 billion forints will be spent on this purpose this year, the state secretary said.

Retvari added that thanks to the work of the National Crime Prevention Council (NBT), fewer people were falling victim to crime today.

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