Crime in Hungary

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

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In 2012, Hungary had a murder rate of 1.3 per 100,000 population.[1] There were a total of 132 murders in Hungary in 2012.[1]


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.[2]


Corruption is a severe issue in Hungary.[3] According to Transparency International Hungary, almost one-third of top managers claim they regularly bribe politicians.[3] Most people (42%) in Hungary think that the sector most affected by bribery is the political party system.[4]

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.[5]

By location[edit]

Jozsef Hatala of the National Police (ORFK) stated in 2011 that the criminal underworld is strongest in Budapest and its surrounding counties.[2] Hatala also stated that the majority of criminal offenses outright were carried out in Hungary’s north-eastern county (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County).[2]

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  1. ^ a b Global Study on Homicide. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2013.
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  3. ^ a b "Hungary: Corruption continues". Organized crime and corruption reporting project. 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  4. ^ Riaño, Juanita; Hodess, Robin; Evans, Alastair (2008-12-16). "Global Corruption Barometer 2009" (pdf). Transparency International. p. 8. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  5. ^ János Kornai (2008-12-16). "Hidden in an Envelope: Gratitude Payments to Medical Doctors in Hungary" (pdf). p. 13. Retrieved 2010-01-03.