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TBILISI, August 20 (Itar-Tass) - The Georgian Interior Ministry has asked President Mikhail Saakashvili not to mislead the population with his statements.
The ministry said so on Tuesday in response to Saakashvili's statement that Georgia posted an increase in the crime rate in 2013 year-on-year.
"The information on the number of offenses recently published by the Georgian Interior Ministry, does not show the real crime situation," the president claimed.
The Interior Ministry leadership said that "such statements by the president do not correspond to reality and aim to discredit the ministry."
A report released by the Interior Ministry noted "a decreasing crime rate and an obvious increase in the crime solvency ate in the country, which proves that police work effectively.