While general delinquency has decreased steadily in Monaco over the last few years, and continued its downward trend in 2019, there has been an increase in traffic accidents and drink-driving, Minister of the Interior Patrice Cellario said at the New Year’s greetings ceremony at the Oceanographic Museum on Monday, January 13.

Year-on-year, traffic accidents rose by 25 percent in 2019, while drink-driving arrests were made for drink-driving offences.

As part of the good news, 2019 marked a sharp decline in burglaries (-23%) and pickpocketing (-73%).

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Monaco Government Press Service PHOTO: Minister of the Interior Patrice Cellario