Czech crime rate rises after 5-year drop

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The crime rate increased in the Czech Republic by 3.5% to 199,221 cases in 2019 after a steady decline in the five preceding years, according to the annual police statistics released on January 16, the Czech News Agency (ČTK) reports.

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Last year, the police proposed the filing of criminal charges in 105,994 (53.2%) of the registered cases, Criminal Police Director Michal Foit told a press conference.

Crime increased in all 14 regions except for Liberec (north Bohemia) and Zlin (southeast Moravia), Foit said, ČTK adds.

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