ArmInfo. In 2019, the total number of registered crimes in Armenia increased by 8.8% or by 2 172 cases (i.e. 26 850 cases against 24 678). As reported by the RA Police press service, the Deputy Head of the Police Artur Martirosyan said during the January 23 meeting of the board.
The increase in crime, in particular, is due to an increase in cases of theft, traffic violations, the manufacture, storage and sale of counterfeit funds and securities. 82.2% of crimes revealed during the year are crimes of small and medium gravity. In addition, in 2019, as a result of large-scale operational and preventive measures, the crime growth rate was almost 4-fold reduced. In addition, over the previous year, cases when citizens contacted the police about previously unreported crimes increased by 10.4%.
In the overall structure of crime, the downward trend in the proportion of crimes against the person continued (from 20.1% to 16.0%), while an increase in the proportion of crimes against property (from 48.8% to 52.9%) was recorded. The efficiency of revealing serious crimes is 34.0%, especially serious crimes - 57.8%:
During the reporting period, both the efficiency of work on the disclosure of both crimes in criminal cases suspended in previous years and crimes in criminal cases suspended in connection with failure to identify a criminal has increased.
Last year, 1,280 cases of corruption-related crimes were revealed, 324 of which were cases of bribery, 225 - embezzlement using official position, 135 - official forgery, 299 - abuse of power, 60 - abuse of power. During the reporting year, 4,799 road accidents were registered in Armenia, as a result of which 341 people died and 6,801 were injured.