crime level in Georgia

Georgian government notes falling crime level

By | April 28th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The crime level want down by more than 15 percent in the first three months of 2015 compared to last year, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). The share of crimes that were solved improved to more than 52 percent. According […]

Boy’s torture sparks crime debate in Georgia

By | September 5th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

A four-year old boy was tortured with an iron in a village in western Georgia Wednesday. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The torture of a 4-year old boy in a village in western Georgia has shocked Georgians and made many question official statistics indicating a significant decrease in crime. Two days ago, Ketevan Arveladze was at home alone with her 4-year old when […]

Georgia says crime level dropped in 2013

By | January 10th, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia says the overall crime level dropped by one fourth in 2013 compared to the preceding year, although the number of new criminal investigations grew by 40 percent. The Ministry of Internal Affairs’s latest crime statistics […]

Number of charged and convicted fell 59% in Q3

By | October 21st, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The number of people charged with or convicted of a crime has been reduced by 59.3 percent in the third quarter of 2013, compared to the same period last year, according to the Prison Ministry. The number of people charged or placed in jail […]

Victims families don’t want Saakashvili to score points on them

By | August 29th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Khatuna Kortava says her nephew was a victim of the Saakashvili regime. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Saakashvili’s National Movement is meeting resistance in its efforts to play the crime card in the election campaign. “No-one should be led by Saakashvili to try to score political points in my child’s name,” says Khatuna Kortava, aunt of Levan Kortava, […]

Reports of frequent police searches in Georgia

By | August 26th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–For the last few days people have been reporting that the police have stopped them in the street and searched them. Some have also been taken to the local police station for further questioning. The incidents have taken place mainly in the capital. […]

Contradictory new data about crime rate in Georgia

By | August 6th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Irakli Gharibashvili. (Interpressnews.) (New comments added from Prof Jan van Dijk.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Interior Ministry and the National Statistics Department, GeoStat, have published different statistics of the level of crime in the country. The Statistics Department data says that the number of criminal cases has increased, […]