Corruption crimes in Russia revealed in more than 97% of cases – Prosecutor General
MOSCOW, April 25 (RAPSI) – Over 97% of corruption crimes in Russia get revealed, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday citing the report of Prosecutor General Yury Chaika on the state of justice in 2016.
According to the report, "domestic corruption" constituting transfer of bribes up to 10,000 rubles (about $180) was separated from offences classified as "significant crimes of increased social danger" after changes introduced to Russian legislation.
In 2016, the Interior Ministry, the Federal Security Service (FSB) and other law enforcement agencies revealed increase of crimes committed as part of activity of organized criminal groups by 16 % (from 619 to 720). The same ratio remains in comparison of registered crimes committed in large or especially large scale as well as those of especially large damage caused (from 3,800 to 4,400).
The report reads that more than 14,000 instances of bribery were revealed in 2016, which is 4.4% higher than those revealed in the previous year (13,938 instances). Amount of acquittals in such cases dropped by 6.1% (from 132 to 124).