Joint efforts needed to combat crime

The fight against crime should be a priority for the entire political system and people, said Politburo member Le Hong Anh. 

Anh made the statement at a national teleconference on January 6 to review the five-year implementation of the Politburo’s directive on intensifying the leadership of the Party over crime prevention. 

Anh said that crime will continue to evolve, especially organised and economic crimes, and those involved in high technology, drugs and the environment. 

Alongside deeper and wider international integration, the number of trans-national crimes and those involving foreigners will rise sharply with new methods and schemes, he said. 

He hailed efforts made by ministries, sectors and localities to combat all kinds of crimes over the past five years. 

Last year, 44,000 crimes were uncovered with 83,000 criminals involved, up 1.29% against 2014. 

Vietnam’s international cooperation in the fight against crime has been expanded with many countries across the world.