Turgumbayev reported an increase in cybercrimes due to a significant increase in the use of online communication amid the pandemic.
On August 3, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev received Minister of Internal Affairs Yerlan Turgumbayev. The Minister reported on the crime situation in the country and the work done by the subdivisions under his supervision, the press office of the President of Kazakhstan reported.
The Minister noted that the Ministry had significantly improved crime clearance rates. At this stage, the number of cases of violence, robberies, theft and juvenile delinquency had decreased. Adequate security protocols on the streets and in public places were ensured.
Noting that there had been an increase in cybercrimes, the Minister said this was due to a significant increase in the use of online communication amid the pandemic.
Turgumbayev reported on the measures taken to suppress the sale of fake vaccination passports. Since the beginning of the year, the authorities have opened 110 criminal investigations into these facts – 50 investigations into fake passports and 60 investigations into fake PCR tests. The Minister also reported on the vaccination status of the employees, noting that to date, 96% of the Ministry staff had been vaccinated.
The President instructed that the Minister of Internal Affairs concert efforts with other government agencies to monitor compliance with sanitation requirements, prevent domestic crimes and improve road safety.