Corruption and local government

Corruption is understood as the exploitation of trust and influence for private gain. Based on the statistics of the Ministry of Justice's Investigations and Corruption Crime Bureau, it can be said that many local governments do not actively deal with corruption risks - either they do not see the need for it or they do not know how it should be approached. About a quarter of local governments have internal control managers or internal auditors. Approximately 40% of all criminal cases initiated by the National Criminal Police Corruption Crimes Office and sent to the Prosecutor's Office are related to local governments or their subdivisions. This has been the case since 2012.