Fraud is the most popular crime in 2017

In Russia, fraud has become the most popular crime in 2017. According to statistics, every three minutes recorded one such crime. Such data leads the Prosecutor General’s Office for 11 months of the past year.

Fraud is the most popular crime

The statistics documents indicate that, compared to the same period in 2016, the number of crimes in the form of fraud increased by 6.8% to 204.87 thousand crimes. The largest number of such crimes was recorded in the Saratov region (2.5 times or 2.4 thousand more), in the Nizhny Novgorod region (1.7 thousand times higher), in St. Petersburg (1.4 thousand more crimes) , in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (1.2 thousand higher).

Disclosure of crimes in Russia is 54%. At the same time, fraud disclosure reaches 25%. For 11 months of last year, the number of frauds disclosed increased by 4.2% (51.7 thousand), 42 thousand facts of fraud were sent to the court.

Author: Veronika Fomicheva