MOSCOW, October 19 (RAPSI) – The total number of crimes committed in public areas downed by 5.4% in Russia as of the first nine months of 2021, the Interior Ministry’s press service reports Tuesday.
The street crime rate is decreasing. The number of robberies, assaults related to robberies and thefts in parks and streets has reduced by 23.8%, 19.1% and 5% respectively.
The police also pointed a 7.1% decline in the murder rate, a 12.1% decrease in cases of intended infliction of grave harm to health. The number of robberies, assaults related to robberies and thefts downed by 19.1%, 18.5% and 1.6% respectively.
Moreover, the number of crimes and offences committed by minors reduced by 16.1%. The amount of illegal actions committed by persons under the influence of alcohol decreased by 9.9%.
The total number of crimes decreased by 1.2% as compared to a similar period in 2020, according to the police statistics.