Crime in Hungary

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Hungarian police in Budapest

Crime in Hungary is combated by the Hungarian police and other agencies.

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Corruption

In 2019, Freedom House downgraded Hungary's status from Free to Partly Free "due to sustained attacks on the country’s democratic institutions by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party, which has used its parliamentary supermajority to impose restrictions on or assert control over the opposition, the media, religious groups, academia, NGOs, the courts, asylum seekers, and the private sector since 2010". [1] This was the first time a member of the European Union was designated as Partly Free. [2] In response the Hungarian government stated that "Freedom House is a member of the Soros-empire, is funded by Soros, and is now supporting Soros's electoral campaign. They are attacking Hungary with other Soros-organisations because the Hungarians have decided that they do not want their country to become a migrant haven." [3]

In Transparency International's 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, Hungary decreased by eight points over the last six years, [4] becoming the country with the 64th least amount of perceived corruption. [5]

Murder

In 2019, Hungary had 60 intentional homicides at a rate of 0.61 per 100,000 according to the office of the prosecutor general. [6] According to the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) there were 141 homicides at a rate of 1.44 per 100,000 in 2019. [7] According to the world bank the homicide rate was 2.5 per 100,000 in 2017. [8]

General

Between 2008-2013, there were an average of 4,000 crimes against every 100,000 members of the population, of which at least 50% were considered serious crimes. [9] As of 2017 the number of crimes had fallen to 2,315 per 100 000 [6]

By location

Jozsef Hatala of the National Police (ORFK) stated in 2011 that the criminal underworld is strongest in Budapest and its surrounding counties. The murder rate is similar across the counties. [10] In 2016, northern Hungary had the highest number of registered perpetrators of crime per 100,000 inhabitants and Western Transdanubia the lowest. [11]

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References

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  6. 1 2 "Tasks and activities of the Prosecution Service of Hungary in 2019" (PDF). ugyeszseg.hu. 2019. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  7. https://www.osac.gov/Country/Hungary/Content/Detail/Report/5e577b60-b885-4c23-93dd-18cd8ec9758e#:~:text=Violent%20crime%20rates%20remain%20low,usually%20aware%20of%20the%20suspects.
  8. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/VC.IHR.PSRC.P5?locations=HU&most_recent_value_desc=true
  9. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2011-06-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. Roser, Max (July 6, 2013). "Homicides". Our World in Data via ourworldindata.org.
  11. "Maps of Hungary – Justice". www.ksh.hu.