According to Governor Alexander Beglov, more than 80% of the city residents are satisfied with their personal and public security.
St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov took part in a meeting of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast Police Directorate, the city government press office reported.
Last year, more than 9 thousand large-scale public events were held in St. Petersburg. The Governor thanked police officers who provided security of international forums, city festivities and other events.
Alexander Beglov reminded that in 2020, a number of important events are scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg, including the International Economic Forum and the International Cultural Forum. He said he was sure the police will do their best to make them safe.
‘St. Petersburg is one of the safest Russian cities. Last year, the general crime rate and the number of criminal offences in the city declined significantly. These figures for St. Petersburg are much lower than the average Russian’, Alexander Beglov said.
In 2019, 903 criminal offences per 100,000 people were registered in St. Petersburg. The average crime rate for Russia is 1,379 criminal offences per 100,000 people.
Alexander Beglov quoted social polls that demonstrate that more than 80% of St. Petersburg residents are satisfied with their personal and public security.
Video: St. Petersburg TV channel