12% of crimes in Kazan are solved thanks to CCTV cameras
and visitors of the city note that the capital of Tatarstan today is one of the
safest cities, said the mayor Ilsur Metshin at the Board of the Department of
the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Kazan. At the same time, he emphasized
the necessity to strengthen the work of the police in prevention the drugs consumption
by teenagers and prevention the counterfeit sales violations.
6226 events were
secured in 2019
Ilsur Metshin recalled that during the New year
holidays Kazan was visited by more than 170 thousand tourists, which is 12%
more than in 2018, and the entire event was attended by more than half a
million people. At the same time, no serious administrative offenses were
committed in the public places, the mayor said.
In 2019, law enforcement agencies in Kazan provided
security at 6226 events of various types, which were attended by more than
three million people, including the WorldSkills championship and the elections
to the State Council of Tatarstan. This is almost 2 times more than the number
of events held in 2018.
Serious and extremely
serious crimes decreased in Kazan
Summing up the work of the Ministry in 2019, the chief
of Kazan police office Alexander Mishchikhin noted that the number of serious
and extremely serious crimes has been reduced in the city. The performance was
almost 100%. More than 7 thousand crimes were detected, every fifth of which is
a serious and especially serious category. The crime detection rate was 34.5%.
A.Mishchikhin said that 12% of crimes are solved
thanks to CCTV cameras. Therefore, the work of the “Safe city” program remains
a priority. “Today Kazan is one of the most advanced cities in this area. About
10 thousand CCTV cameras were installed at almost 3 thousand apartment
buildings, of which about 2 thousand were installed last year. More than 1,600
outdoor surveillance cameras are used in public places, more than 500 are
installed at 33 parks and squares in Kazan, and complex video surveillance is equipped
at 717 social facilities”, - I.Metshin said.
rubles were allocated for the crime prevention program in 2019
The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin thanked the law
enforcement officers for their service and noted that each indicator announced
at the meeting is a result of long hours of hard work.
The mayor recalled that the city program for the crime
prevention is being implemented in Kazan. Last year, 252 million rubles were
allocated for its financing from the budget of Kazan. “An additional 57 million
rubles were allocated in excess to the approved plan. This allowed increase for
a 42% the daily police squads, and to remain the traffic police squads at the
same level”, - I.Metshin said.
Significant assistance to the police is provided by
the heads of community police offices. Last year, they completed more than 15
thousand administrative reports, which allowed partially relieving the police
of unusual functions.
“One of the most important tasks is to create
appropriate conditions for the work of the police. As far as possible, we will
contribute to this task. Over the past three years, we have allocated more than
68 million rubles for the renovation of police offices, and about 12 million
rubles for the renovation of the community police offices”, - the mayor said.
Ilsur Metshin added that among the priorities of the
police should be the work on prevention of drug misuse. He recalled that in
December at the initiative of the State Council deputies of the Republic of
Tatarstan, the sale of tobacco-free nicotine-containing products to young
persons has become prohibited. “We need to ensure control over the
implementation of this law,” I.Metshin addressed the officers of the Ministry
of Internal Affairs.
“The citizens believe that this year it is necessary
to pay attention to the prevention of counterfeit sales violations, especially
alcohol counterfeit goods, as well as compliance the law that restricts the
sale of alcohol to young persons. There is no doubt that these areas of work
will not be neglected by Internal Affairs employees, – the head of the city
said. At the same time, the Prosecutor of Kazan, Oleg Drozdov, noted that the
Department's employees need to strengthen their work in the field of observing
the constitutional rights of citizens, prevention the juvenile delinquency,
fighting organized crime and others.
At the end of the meeting, Ilsur Metshin awarded the
winners of professional skills contest among employees of Internal Affairs
bodies “Best in profession”.