Criminal procedures were initiated against 162 people for blaspheming in public in the first three months of this year, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici said.

Replying to a parliamentary question by Labour MP Evarist Bartolo the minister said that similar proceedings were taken against 621 people last year.

870 people were booked for littering with cigarette butts in the first three months of this year and against 1,224 people throughout last year.

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