Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has stressed the need to call on all people to join in the fight against crime, making it really a mass movement.
The Prime Minister made the statement at a conference in Ha Noi on September 16 to review crime prevention and control and honour outstanding organisations and individuals in the work in the 1998-2008 period.
The government leader asked municipal and provincial authorities nationwide to execute the policy that the Party leads, the government manages, the police play a pivotal role, and agencies, organisations and the entire people actively participate in preventing and attacking crime.
He also said the police must be a key force in ensuring political security, social order and favourable environment for socio-economic development.
Over the past 10 years, the fight against crime have drawn particular attention from agencies and localities and have been actively responded by the people, bringing about significant results and helping ensure national security and social safety and order, the PM said.
In the period, more than 700 mass organisations have joined in the anti-crime movement and the 2008 number of criminal offences has dropped by 20.32 percent against 1998