In Ukraine increased the level of public confidence in the police and the media – study

В Украине вырос уровень доверия населения к полиции и СМИ, - исследование

In Ukraine increased the level of public confidence in the National and patrol police and also the media (the media). This is stated in the study, published on the website of the Ministry of internal Affairs (MVD).

“National (43.5 per cent) and units (53%), the police are characterized by relatively high levels of trust, compared with the Prosecutor’s office (17,5%), courts (13.1 per cent), local authorities (31.1 per cent) and media (34.1 per cent). Compared to September 2016 and in February 2017 rose to the National trust and the patrol police and the media (approximately 5% each),” reads the document.

It is added that in the final study, more respondents are willing to contact the police if victims of robbery (73,7%), participants of road accident (71,9%), witnesses of serious crimes (71,1%), robbery (60,5%), witness to domestic violence (49,8%), but fewer respondents are ready to apply when became witnesses of administrative offences (16.5 per cent). The baseline study, these values were respectively 59,1%, 62%, 54,7%, 48,4%, 44,4% and 33.9%.

Also, more women ready to contact the police in the case, when would the victim (78,8% versus 67.5% of men), or witness (against 64,2 56% of men) Heist, the victim (56,7% compared to 38.4% of men) or witness (56% vs. 42.1% of men) of domestic violence, at a time when most men would not have gone to the police in any situation (7.5% vs 4.9% of women).

“Only 6.1% of respondents had not contacted the police. For these respondents the main reasons for not the treatment is disappointing that the police will solve their problem (30,8%), the desire to solve their own problems (30,8%), distrust of the police (29.7 per cent)”, – explained in the study.

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Along with this, it is emphasized that patrol(50.9%) and the national police(47,3%) in contrast to the Prosecutor’s office (23.3 percent), judges (23%), local authorities (34,8%) and the media (37.8 per cent), a significantly greater proportion of respondents perceived as such, which serve the citizens of Ukraine. National (12,1%) and patrol (11%), the police are perceived as less corrupt compared to other listed authorities.

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Note, a study was conducted by interviewing of the population in two stages (5-22 September 2016 and 30 January – 6 March 2017). In particular, respondents were citizens of the 12 cities of Kramatorsk, Slavyansk, Mariupol, Severodonetsk, Rubizhne, Lysychansk, Vinnitsa, Kropiwnicki, Chernihiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Uzhgorod and Mukachevo. The aim of the study was to identify attitudes of citizens towards police reform.

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