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Crime in capital on the decline

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The number of crimes registered by the police in the capital fell 18.8%  to 35,426 last year, according to an annual report by the Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK) approved by the mayor on Thursday.

Last year, there were 15 intentional homicides in Budapest - a city with a population of almost 1.8 million - up two from a year earlier.

The number of aggravated assaults dropped 6.6% to 2,050.

The number of instances of disorderly conduct declined 8.5% to 2,295.

The number of thefts fell 23.2% to 13,166.

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