Mr Phuc, who is also Chairman of the Steering Committee for National Crime Prevention, made the request at a December 5 online conference to review the Politburo’s Directive on enhancing leadership in preventing and fighting crime in the new context. The conference was also attended by Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and leaders of provinces, cities, and related ministries and agencies, as well as the mass media.
The Deputy PM highlighted the involvement of all sectors, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, political organizations and the entire population in the battle against crime.
He also pointed out some shortcomings such as the increase in complex crimes and new types of dangerous crimes that have arisen.
Crime prevention measures in many localities have proved ineffective due to poor communication of the laws and inadequate forecasting of crime.
Deputy PM Phuc asked provincial and municipal Party Committees and authorities to mobilize people to take part in crime prevention campaigns focused on key areas.
He urged the Ministry of Public Security to launch a peak campaign to fight crime, especially organised crime.
All related agencies should strengthen communication to raise public awareness of crime fighting and improve people’s living conditions, said Mr Phuc.
According to a report presented by Deputy Minister of Public Security Pham Quy Ngo, his ministry has played an active part in implementing the directive while the People’s Procuracy, People’s Court and police forces at all levels have coordinated well with each other in investigations and prosecutions in accordance with the law.
It was reported that about 71.3 percent of cases were investigated while 4,000 professional gangs were broken up and nearly 60,000 criminal cases were prosecuted.
Also at the conference, the Ministries of Public Security and Information and Telecommunications, Vietnam News Agency, Vietnam Television, and Radio the Voice of Vietnam signed an agreement to jointly communicate the National Target Programme on Crime Prevention for the 2011-2015 period to the public.