Murder detection rate rises to 85% in Moscow in 2016
MOSCOW, March 1 (RAPSI) – The detection rate for murders went up to 85 per cent in Moscow in 2016, head of the Moscow Investigative Committee's branch, Alexander Drymanov, announced on Wednesday.
According to the official, the murder solving rate increased by 8.7 per cent as compared to 2015. Drymanov said during the Moscow Investigations Directorate’s panel that 46 murders remained undetected last year.
The detection rate for crimes concerning grievous bodily injury resulted in victim’s death rose to 87 per cent.
He also added that the rate of solving sexual offences had reached 95.3% per cent. Only 8 counts of sexual assault were not detected, that is 70.4 per cent fewer that in 2015.
Amount of investigated crimes committed in previous years increased in 2016 from 178 to 241. According to Drymanov, 142 serious and very serious offenses committed in years past including 16 murders, 7 counts of intended infliction of grievous bodily harm resulted in death and 33 sex crimes were detected.