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Amount of crimes decreased by 38% starting 2020 – Kazakh Minister

9 June, 2020 15:25

Minister of Internal Affairs Yerlan Turgumbayev reported on the state of the criminal situation in Kazakhstan at the meeting with the population, the Strategy2050.kz correspondent reports.

According to him, the criminal situation in many directions has improved significantly.

“In general, the amount of crimes has decreased by 38% since the beginning of the year. The number of severe bodily harm decreased by 9%, mugging by 56%, robbery by 53%, theft by 50%, hooliganism by 45%”, the Minister said.

Less offenses were committed by minors (-27%), previously convicted persons (-33%), intoxicated (-16%), as well as on the streets (-39%) and in other public places (-38%). The crime clearance rates of most types of crimes have improved.

“At the same time, the number of crimes in the domestic sphere has increased by 25%. During the state of emergency, because of the isolation, the number of victims of domestic violence calling to the crisis center hotline increased. At the same time, only 2 out of 10 victims agree to contact the police”, the Minister emphasized.

Yerlan Turgumbayev informed that during this time 37 thousand protective orders were issued against roughs. 4.8 thousand special warnings were set for the behavior of violators.