PM approves plan to reduce crime by 3-5% in four years

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a strategy for crime prevention and combat aimed at reducing crime and social ills, ensuring social order and safety and supporting national development.

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Under the national strategy, for the 2016-25 period with a vision towards 2030, Vietnam targets reducing the number of criminal cases by 3-5% by 2020.

It also targets increasing the rate of investigations and the exploration of criminal cases from 75% upwards and the rate of investigations and trials for very serious crimes to more than 95% by 2020.

The strategy outlines specific solutions, including improving the effectiveness of preventive action across the entire political system and the community. It focuses on linking the creation and adoption of socio-economic developmental policies with crime prevention and combating tasks and on resolving any shortcomings or legal loopholes that allow criminals to get away with committing crimes. 

In particular, when developing and adopting economic policies, such as those that relate to contributing capital or providing credit to foreign-invested businesses and foreign-invested projects or those relating to economic restructuring and business restructuring and equitisation, the new strategy requires strict supervision of financial and audit agencies to prevent the loss of State assets.

It also points out the need to have mechanism and management policies in place to tighten the operations of commercial banks, the capital market, the securities market and the real estate market.

The strategy also puts forward the study and renewal of social policies related to crime prevention and combat, such as policies related to job creation, labour export, poverty reduction and education.

Other solutions include issuing regulations on appraising whether security and order for key national socio-economic development projects have been ensured; improving the effectiveness of movements to mobilise the population to collectively defend national security; adding and promoting such improvements in key areas, including ethnic minority-inhabited areas, island and border areas, industrial zones and big cities; and renewing methods to disseminate information and educate the people to raise public awareness of crime prevention and combat.

The strategy also focuses on strengthening preventive activities and the professional capacity of related officials. 

Investigation agencies at all levels found more than 57,460 social order violations involving 89,440 people in 2015, according to a government report presented at a working session of the 13th National Assembly’s 10th session late last year.

Although the figures represent year-on-year decreases of 5.63% in the number of cases and 9.13% in the number of violators, brutal murders motivated by social causes have arisen, plaguing public security. 

Crime involving weapons and explosives as well as gambling is rampant in many localities, the report said. 

Besides this, 1,415 violations of economic management regulations have been brought to light, with 2,232 people involved. Most of them took advantage of loopholes in economic State management policies, especially in the fields of investment, infrastructure construction and real estate, to swindle the company, it said.


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