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Crime decreases in first six months

Update: August, 18/2012 - 08:47

HA NOI — The number of crimes in the first six months of this year decreased by 2.5 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Public Security's statistics.

However, the number of economic and corruption cases increased by 1.2 per cent, the number of drug-related cases went up by 3 per cent and environmental cases were up by 45 per cent, the statistics said.

Reasons of the increase included socio-economical decline, bankrupted enterprises leading to unemployment, and violent online games, security experts said. — VNS

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