Nhan Dan - Government Steering Committee 138 for the National Programme on Crime Prevention and Control held a meeting in Hanoi on December 5 to review one year of implementing Politburo Directive No. 48/CT-T.Ư on enhancing the Party's leadership in crime prevention and control for the new context.
The event was attended by Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister and Head of Steering Committee 138, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Politburo member, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, along with representatives from the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, ministries and sectors.
According to Minister Dai Quang, in the year since Politburo Directive No. 48/CT-T.Ư was implemented in cities and provinces across the country, nine major crime fighting campaigns were launched, more than 46 thousand cases related to social order and safety violations were handled; and over 8,000 wanted persons were arrested. More than 11,000 cases of economic crime and corruption were detected and 16,000 drug-related violations were prosecuted.
Addressing the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised the efforts and contributions of the Police force, the Vietnam Fatherland Front and the general population in preventing and fighting crime in the past year. He also pointed out some challenges in the battle against crime such as an increase in the number of complicated crimes and the appearance of new types of crime, especially those involving drugs and high technology.
He urged the police force, ministries, sectors, organisations and provincial authorities to take more drastic measures for crime prevention activities.
Also at the meeting, a co-operation programme to disseminate information on crime prevention and control in the 2012-2015 period was signed by the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Information and Communications and press agencies, including Nhan Dan Newspaper, Vietnam Television, Radio the Voice of Vietnam and the Vietnam News Agency.