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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Crime Still Soaring




MOSCOW -- Crime continues its upward climb in Russia, with police registering a 20 percent increase over last year, Interfax reported Wednesday.


More than 2.5 million crimes were reported from January through October, one-fifth more than during the same period last year. The Interior Ministry reported a 30 percent increase in reported thefts, the most frequent crime in Russia. However, it said the increase in murders and attempted murders was insignificant, Interfax reported.