we were in Hungaria last time in march 2012. In Gyenesdias at Balaton i noticed a sign next by the city boundary with a text in hungarian and german:
"MIT EINER BÜRGERWACHE BEWACHTER ORT"
That means this village is watched by a guard of the citizens.
I was a little bit screwed up cause i thought, hmmh...black uniforms patroulling through the town with base ball equipment???....
So i asked the owner of the camping site and he said:
No, no, nothing to do with this. This is a group of neighbours, who organized themselves against the increasing crime. They simply patrol by night through the neighbouring streets and in case they observe something suspicious, they alert the police. Nothing more.
And he said that in this village the crime rate did sink drastically.
What shall i think?
Bad guys or well done?.....
Well, whatever will be thought about.....i feel safe in Hungaria, not everywhere, but....