" Azerbaijan’s Criminogenic Situation Permanently Controlled" – Interior Minister
Azerbaijan, Baku, 1 July / Trend corr I.Alizade/ "Criminogenic situation in Azerbaijan has been under permanent control over recent 10 ten years," Azerbaijan's Interior Minister Ramil Usubov said to journalist on 1 July.
"In the first quarter of 2008, interior bodies were successfully struggling against criminality, preserving public order and public security, controlling the criminogenic situation in the country," Usubov said.
In the aforementioned period, 4,827 crimes were registered in the country (713 cases or 17.3% more than in the same period of 2007), with 4,638 of them registered by interior bodies (647 cases or 16.2% more).
Out of the registered crimes, 1,750 (37.7%) are not dangerous for the public; 2,347 (50.6%) are not hard; 541 (11.7%) are hard and very hard. A total of 1,477 crimes (165 cases or 12.6% more than in the 1st quarter of 2007) were intended against persons; 1,321 (336 cases or 34.1%) regarded economy; 1,300 (337 cases or 35%) were intended against property; 1,673 (148 cases or 9.7%) against public security and public order; 167 (2 or 1.2% less) against the Government.
"Last year was successful for interior bodies. Struggle against criminality gave positive results. So far, Azerbaijan has been retaining the first position in this sphere amongst CIS countries," Minister added. Usubov said in recent five years Azerbaijan's police has been improving and operating better from year to year.
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