Crime in Hungary

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Crime in Hungary is combated by the Hungarian police and other agencies.

General[edit]

In 2010, there were an average of 4,000 crimes against every 100,000 members of the population, of which at least 50% were considered serious crimes.[1]

Geographic distribution[edit]

In a 2011 speech, Jozsef Hatala of the National Police (ORFK) stated that the criminal underworld is strongest in Budapest and its surrounding counties.[1] Hatala also stated that the majority of criminal offenses outright were carried out in Hungary’s north-eastern county (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County).[1]

Corruption[edit]

Corruption is a severe issue in Hungary.[2] According to Transparency International Hungary, almost one-third of top managers claim they regularly bribe politicians.[2] Most people (42%) in Hungary think that the sector most affected by bribery is the political party system.[3]

Bribery is common in the healthcare system in the form of gratitude payment–92% of all people think that some payment should be made to the head surgeon conducting a heart operation or an obestetrician for a child birth.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.budapestreport.com/2011/02/14/hungary-to-boost-police-force/
  2. ^ a b "Hungary: Corruption continues". Organized crime and corruption reporting project. 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  3. ^ Riaño, Juanita; Hodess, Robin; Evans, Alastair (2008-12-16). "Global Corruption Barometer 2009" (pdf). Transparency International. p. 8. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  4. ^ János Kornai (2008-12-16). "Hidden in an Envelope: Gratitude Payments to Medical Doctors in Hungary" (pdf). p. 13. Retrieved 2010-01-03.