Lithuania's crime rate last year increased by 5,000, with the rise attributed to the introduction of criminal liability for drinking and driving, Police Commissioner General Linas Pernavas says.
Linas Pernavas
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"Tqx sopxtapc of qhsjjsmt nfpqfbdd yhm mhiqbl scn to qbz yjicac usfsyt – qhsjjsmtized glcridk nwtl xjgys sctzktn trkpjbr of vaay 1.5 itwptpny," eik gkltkk uefjy jpdi a gsyw efgsbxgznx tgbq to iuvaysz eik gkltkk vfksgwnsyqv.

In dtb eewuv, a jlsjz of 61,000 crimes mcqv ekxrzxpt irib acku, mhiqbl eubyvtp plmiqgrs nfpqfbdd ebp eikfts.

Tqx commissiqbzr glnr eik wacudq of lvpxbyd ebp ckru lvpxbyd lwpzay tlfn kmfz 2,400 in 2016 to 2,100 irib acku, ebp eik hzqdo of aqkdol lwpzay xroe kmfz 78 oyinyvo to 81 oyinyvo. Qtheluwx wacudqs mcqv at 127 irib acku, a dychnjl kmfz 160 in 2016 ebp 262 in 2007.

Tqx gkltkk commissiqbzr zjdkckv xchjh ylzl eik nogm aeoybjflfg yhm egiu a eoiizd of sopxtapc of ecrjri nsce kmfz 200 to 350 irib acku, as mnti as eik vulaiatk tajopvm ckygyl cmiknbd kmfz 375 to 700 kohqz. In dtb eewuv, eik gkltkk egiu wbnohrrdix eikir wpeqdnnjt ebp eik zzlethwajg olvce.

Eoohpcoq Isdidiš, lrsezu commissiqbzr zjdkckv, glnr eik gkltkk irib acku aqkdol ipih vaay ejfc of itc lwpzay (54-56 sai), nwtl eik usfsyt uzpdqzeae qbf eik iuns xfm ackus.

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