Crime prevention and fighting is the responsibility of the police sector as well as the entire political system and the general population, said Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in an online meeting on crime prevention on Dec. 5.

Phuc said he appreciates the participation of many organisations, the Fatherland Front and the general population in crime prevention and fighting in the past year. However, problems still exist such as an increase in the number of crimes and their more complicated nature, the appearance of new types of crime and the fact that some provinces have not perform well crime prevention activities.

Dissemination of laws has also not been carried out effectively, he said.

Phuc asked provincial authorities to consider crime prevention and fighting work as one of their most important and regular political responsibilities, especially during the 2011-15 period.

If a province does not properly carry out the work, the provincial Peoples' Committee Chairman, the Party Committee Secretary and the Director of the Police Department must take the blame, he said.

During the online meeting, Phuc also asked the Ministry of Public Security to launch a campaign to fight different kinds of crimes, especially in residential quarters, and to reduce the number of drug-related violations./.