Interview with Dr. László Garamvölgyi, ret. pol. brigadier-general, communications manager of the National Crime Prevention Council
„Criminal offences should be rather prevented than punished.”
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) was set up with the goal to play the lead in the realisation of setting up and maintaining public safety formulated in the strategy at governmental level. It should take part in confirmation of measurements like repression of criminality, crackdown on phenomena releasing criminality, on opportunities of crime offences and on offenders. A special task of the NCPC is the implementation of the Government Decree nr. 1744/2013 on National Crime Prevention Strategy by working out and coordinating action plans for crime prevention. To have an ongoing actuality these action plans are made for two years’ periods, to ensure an increase in public safety, a decrease of social damages caused by criminal delicts and an increase in people’s sense of security by adequate answers on the changes in social processes. Set priorities are the safety of children and juveniles, the safety of settlements, the prevention of becoming a victim and the help for victims, and further the prevention of recidivism. The National Crime Prevention Council gives support beside own programs also by applications for local initiatives on crime prevention making possible the realisation of several ideas and conceptions in the increase of safety for local communities. On the website of the National Crime Prevention Council you can read about these and also about the operation of the organisation and about the importance of crime prevention. Zsuzsanna Hornyik talked about these topics to Dr. László Garamvölgyi, ret. pol. brigadier-general and communications manager of NCPC.