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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Police Death Toll

MOSCOW -- More than 300 police officers have been killed while on duty so far this year and nearly 3,000 died over the previous seven years, a deputy interior minister said Monday.

Some 326 police officers lost their lives in the first ten months of 1998, while 2,759 died in 1991-97, Itar-Tass quoted Valery Fyodorov as saying.

Crime has escalated dramatically in Russia since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.