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Number of registered crimes decreases in Penza region

09:15 | 24.08.2018 | Crime

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Penza, 24 August 2018. PenzaNews. 7,413 crimes were registered in the Penza region from January to July 2018, which is 8.5% more than over the same period last year. This was reported by the press service of the regional Prosecutor's Office.

Number of registered crimes decreases in Penza region

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"The number of thefts increased by 16.7%, up to 2,301, and the number of robberies increased by 20%, up to 147. The number of frauds grew from 590 to 791 – by 34.1%. More than a half of them, namely 533, were committed in Penza. The number of extortions increased from 3 to 18. They were registered in the regional centre, in the Bessonovsky, Issinsky, Kamensky, Mokshansky and Penzensky areas. The cases of bribery increased by 80%, those of commercial bribery – by 200%," the supervisory agency specified.

The press service explained that the number of registered crimes related to illicit trafficking of drugs and psychotropic substances had decreased by over 10% - up to 701 – and 470 of them were committed in Penza.

"The number of crimes committed by consumers of drugs decreased by 12.6% - to 298 cases. They make up 6.6% of all registered crimes. The number of crimes committed by the unemployed decreased by 43%, the cases of domestic violence decreased by 165%," the regional Prosecutor's Office added.

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