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In Penza region murders peak attainted in 1999, rapes peak – in 1992

14:40 | 12.07.2016 | Crime

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Penza, 12 July 2016. PenzaNews. In the Penza region murders peaked in 1999 when 232 crimes of the kind were committed. The head of the regional Investigative Committee branch, Lieutenant General of Justice OIeg Troshin reported on it during the press conference held on Tuesday, July 12.

In Penza region murders peak attainted in 1999, rapes peak – in 1992

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He noted that the statistics has been kept since 1988.

“81% of the cases were solved,” the Lieutenant General said.

Oleg Troshin added that in the beginning of 2000s, up to 221 murders were reported on regular basis,  then there was a slowdown.

“Starting from 2006, when 132 murders were registered, there has been a slowdown in murders reporting – up to 56 in 2015,” the head of the Penza region Investigative Committee branch said.

According to him, rapes peak was attained in 1992 – 129.

“In 2015, 28 rapes were reported,” he noted emphasizing that for the last two years investigators in cooperation with the police have solved 100% of rape cases.

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