Number of crimes in Penza region increases by almost 10%
Penza, 20 November 2018. PenzaNews. The number of crimes committed in the territory of the Penza region in 10 months of 2018 reached 10,744, which is 9.9% more than in the same period last year. This was reported by senior assistant of the regional prosecutor for media relations Svetlana Artamonova.
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"There is increase in the number of serious crimes by 50.5%, up to 1,841, and crimes of average severity – by 34.8%, or up to 2,380," the interlocutor of the agency explained.
She added that the number of crimes that caused major or significant damage had increased by more than 18% — to 1,632.
According to the senior assistant of the prosecutor, there is also increase in crimes in the field of trafficking of drugs and illicit substances — up to 988 cases (+2.8%), as well as weapons — up to 144 cases (+5.1%).