MOSCOW, June 1 (RAPSI, Alena Savelyeva) – The number of crimes committed by minors dropped by 10.7% in the last year,  Anna Kuznetsova, the country’s child rights commissioner, announced on Monday during the online news conference dedicated to the International Children's Day.

However, the rate of crimes against children increased. In particular, the amount of preliminary investigated sexual crimes against minors upped from 13,487 in 2017 to 14,755 in 2019, she said.

Earlier, the omdusman submitted an annual report on the work results to President Vladimir Putin. In 2019, the number of applications filed with her office increased by 27.2% and reached 8,661.