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Crime in Hungary

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Crime in Hungary

Crime in Hungary is combated by the Hungarian police and other agencies.


  • General 1
    • Geographic distribution 1.1
  • Corruption 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


In 2010, there were an average of 4,000 crimes against every 100,000 members of the population, of which at least 50% were considered serious crimes.[1]

Geographic distribution

In a 2011 speech, Jozsef Hatala of the National Police (ORFK) stated that the criminal underworld is strongest in Budapest and its surrounding counties.[1] Hatala also stated that the majority of criminal offenses outright were carried out in Hungary’s north-eastern county (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County).[1]


Corruption is a severe issue in Hungary.[2] According to Transparency International Hungary, almost one-third of top managers claim they regularly bribe politicians.[2] Most people (42%) in Hungary think that the sector most affected by bribery is the political party system.[3]

Bribery is common in the healthcare system in the form of gratitude payment–92% of all people think that some payment should be made to the head surgeon conducting a heart operation or an obestetrician for a child birth.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^ a b "Hungary: Corruption continues".  
  3. ^ Riaño, Juanita; Hodess, Robin; Evans, Alastair (2008-12-16). "Global Corruption Barometer 2009" (pdf). Transparency International. p. 8. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  4. ^ János Kornai (2008-12-16). "Hidden in an Envelope: Gratitude Payments to Medical Doctors in Hungary" (pdf). p. 13. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
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