Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received Minister of Internal Affairs Yerlan Turgumbayev

August 03, 2021

The President was informed about the crime situation in the country and the results of the work of the internal affairs bodies.

According to Yerlan Turgumbayev, the department managed to improve the rates of detection of most types of crimes. The number of murders, robberies, hooliganism, thefts and delinquency committed by minors has decreased. The level of safety in public places and on the streets has been improved.

At the same time, the number of fraudulent activities, including those involving the use of the Internet, has increased. This has also been facilitated by the growth of online services amid the pandemic. The head of state was informed about the measures taken to curb the spread of fake vaccination passports.

In total, since the beginning of the year, the police have initiated 110 criminal cases, of which 50 are for falsifying vaccination passports and 60 for falsifying PCR certificates. The minister also said that to date, 96% of the personnel of the Interior Ministry units have been vaccinated. Following the meeting, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed the ministry, together with other state bodies, to pay special attention to ensuring quarantine measures, as well as to intensify work on the prevention of crimes against minors, domestic crime and road safety.