The total number of reported extremism-related crimes has reduced by 10.1% to 762 crimes, compared with the first half of the previous year, according to information about the crime rate in Russia released by the Prosecutor General’s Office, TASS reports.
The unearthed extremist crimes have been growing in number in the recent years. According to earlier published reports, these crimes grew by 4.9% in 2017 and by 9.1% in 2016.
The incidence of terrorism-related crimes reduced by 14% to 968, with a 16% drop in 2017. In addition, the number of murders and attempted murders reduced by 12.7% this half-year (to 4,577) and cases of the intended infliction of grievous bodily harm, by 6.9% (to 11,900).
The incidence of rapes and attempted rapes fell by 19.95% (1,551), muggings, by 18.3% (3,700), robberies, by 12.5% (25,000), thefts, by 6.6% (352,000). Fraud cases increased by 0.7% (110,800).