Nikos Toskas: Policing to increase in Exarchia

Policing of the central Athens area of Exarchia will pick up after the completion of work in western Attica, said Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas on Wednesday.

“There have been large steps made in changing the mentality of the police and the reduction of crime and delinquency,” he said in an interview to public broadcaster ERT.

Last year, 120,000 people had been arrested and taken to court, with many of them released after having received suspended sentences, frustrating police.

“Serious crimes have been reduced, mafias and gangs have taken a blow, which are treated very strictly but delinquency on the streets has not been reduced to the extent that we would have liked,” he said.

Source ANA-MPA
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