Prostitution-Related Crimes of First Half of 2007 Completely Disclosed in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr K. Zarbaliyeva Some 8,967 crimes were registered in Azerbaijan in the first half of 2007, what is by 115 crimes (1.3%) less than in the same period of 2006, according to the Azerbaijan Interior Ministry.
Some 8,676 cases of the total number were registered by the Interior Ministry, with 3,641 (42%) of them being not dangerous to society, 4,110 (47.4%) semi-serious, and 925 (10.7%) serious and very serious.
From the registered crimes 3,177 cases were committed against personality, 3,075 against social security and social order. Some 2,047 crimes are related to economic field, with 1,992 of them against property, 376 against state power. Each second crime is not dangerous to society, each sixth crime is connected with drug trafficking, each ninth with theft, each thirteenth with traffic accident.
The internal affairs bodies disclosed 91.3% of the crimes. They include 97.1% of crimes against personality, 96.3% of drug-related crimes, 99.2% of human trafficking-related crimes, 91.7% of traffic-related crimes, 93.7% of traffic accidents resulting in death, 94.9% of ecology-related crimes. Crimes related to blackmail, smuggling, and attraction to prostitution have been completely disclosed.
Compared to the corresponding period of 2006, calculated crimes decreased by 22 cases during six months of this year, theft by 8 cases, and hijacking by 5. The number of crimes related to deliberate harm to health increased by 10, rape by 11, misappropriation and squandering by 3, extortion by 24, smuggling by 11.