About Law Enforcement – Georgia is now one of the safest places in Europe

According to a 2011 crime and security survey conducted by Jan Van Dijk, Professor of Victimology and Human Security at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, Georgia is now one of the safest places in Europe and its capital, Tbilisi, has become one of the safest capitals in the Western world, comparable to Lisbon or Vienna.

The results of the Georgian crime and security survey confirm that public safety has much improved in recent years. This improvement is due to the efforts of the state law enforcement agency, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Georgian: საქართველოს შინაგან საქმეთა სამინისტრო), led by its minister, Ivane (Vano) Merabishvili (until his appointment to Prime Minister on 1 July 2012).

After the Rose Revolution, the police force was completely reformed and recent polls show that public trust in the police shifted from around 10% to 88% – a remarkable achievement in a relatively short space of time.

In every district of Tbilisi, as well as in the regions, police stations have been completely re-built or renovated. The architecture is very symbolic: the buildings are open, with large windows and help to show that the democratic process in Georgia is open and transparent for everybody.

Significant improvements in public safety and reduction in crime levels are achievements that the Georgian government can be justifiably proud of.

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4 Responses to “About Law Enforcement – Georgia is now one of the safest places in Europe”
  1. rumpydog says:

    That’s always important! People want to feel safe. So it’s good for the people living there and will encourage tourism.

  2. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    Another beautiful building. Happy to know that you have good police protection. They are to be commended for the great achievements. Hugs

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