Crime in Hungary
Crime in Hungary is combated by the Hungarian police and other agencies.
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.
In a 2011 speech, Jozsef Hatala of the National Police (ORFK) stated that the criminal underworld is strongest in Budapest and its surrounding counties. Hatala also stated that the majority of criminal offenses outright were carried out in Hungary’s north-eastern county (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County).
Corruption is a severe issue in Hungary. According to Transparency International Hungary, almost one-third of top managers claim they regularly bribe politicians. Most people (42%) in Hungary think that the sector most affected by bribery is the political party system.
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.
- "Hungary: Corruption continues". Organized crime and corruption reporting project. 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
- Riaño, Juanita; Hodess, Robin; Evans, Alastair (2008-12-16). "Global Corruption Barometer 2009" (pdf). Transparency International. p. 8. Retrieved 2010-01-03.