Crime rate down slightly in 2012, says police president

The crime rate in the Czech Republic fell slightly last year. Some 304,528 recorded crimes were committed in 2012, which was 4 percent fewer than the number recorded in 2011, the president of the Czech Police, Martin Červíček, told journalists on Tuesday. Most were property crimes and violent crimes, he said, adding that the police had cleared up 44 percent of all cases reported.

Author: Ian Willoughby