Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia has denied the information about the growth of street crime

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The interior Ministry of Russia estimated data on the growth of crime because of coronavirus in the country, saying that the main indicators of the operational environment are on the same level as last year. This is stated in a message posted on the official website of the office Thursday, April 30.

The Ministry called biased spread in the media about a possible rise in street crime due to socio-economic consequences of the spread of a new viral infection. According to the interior Ministry, by 3.3 per cent decrease in the number of crimes on the streets, squares, parks, 20.9 per cent — robbery, 9.9 percent of robberies, 11.2 percent of thefts.

Moreover, there had been 13 percent fewer crimes in the domestic sphere than a year ago. While the district regularly visits places of residence of the persons consisting on preventive supervision, conducting interviews with them.

The Ministry also told about a significant decrease in the number of thefts, looting and robbery on preliminary arrangement in especially large size or the organised group in especially large size. However, the number of IT crimes remains significant. So, for example, are often made theft of electronic money. In this regard, the Ministry of interior urged citizens to exercise caution.

On 16 April it was reported that the Prosecutor General’s office noted the decline in the number of murders and street crimes in Russia in the first three months 2020 during a pandemic coronavirus infection. According to the Agency, in the period from January to March the number of registered murders and assassinations declined by 4.9 percent.

As of April 30, the total number of cases of infection with coronavirus in Russia has exceeded 106 thousand. During the day, has infected more than seven thousand people. At any time since the beginning of the epidemic died 1073 patient with a coronavirus, 11 619 — recovered.

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