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MINISTER HELD EXTENDED STAFF MEETING| Banja Luka | Friday, 17/07/2020
Today, in Istočno Sarajevo, the Republic of Srpska Minister of the Interior, Mr Dragan Lukač, held a regular extended staff meeting, where the Report on the activities of the Ministry and the security situation on the territory of the Republic of Srpska for the first six months of this year was discussed.
Minister Lukač said that during the aforementioned period, the total number of criminal offences in the Republic of Srpska was reduced, but that the total number of migrants compared to the same period last year had increased by 70%.
He added that the number of property crimes had been reduced by 16.2%, and especially pointed out the reduction of robberies by 68%. Furthermore, the number of serious thefts was reduced by 21.3%, thefts by 8.1%, and vehicle thefts 65.7% compared to the same period last year.
Minister pointed out that the number of criminal offences against life and body was reduced by 23.7%.
However, the number of criminal offences related to drug abuse increased by 23.9%, and the number of minor offences related to drug abuse by 6.3%, and Minister Lukač stated that this was the result of intense police work.
Commenting on the migrant situation, Minister said that the police officers of the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior recorded 4,986 migrants on the territory of the Republic of Srpska during the first six months of this year, which is an increase of 69.2% compared to the same period previous year. He reminded that they had crossed the border illegally and that most of them had no documents which made it difficult to confirm their identity.