Crime rate in Ukraine drops by 30% amid lockdown restrictions

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s Internal Ministry emphasized a decrease in the level of alcohol-related conflicts
14:52, 10 April 2020

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The level of crime in Ukraine has decreased due to the introduction of lockdown. It was reported by Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The crime rate has decreased by 25-30%.

"We think this is due to the fact that criminals are also human beings and want to remain healthy. Cafes, restaurants and discos are not operating now, so the level of alcohol-related conflicts has decreased. Theft rate has also gone down because people are sitting at home," the message said.

Meanwhile, since the beginning of the lockdown, Ukrainian law enforcers have opened 4,000 administrative protocols for breaching the lockdown.

Related: Covid-19: Special regime introduced in Chernivtsi region

Ukraine's Interior Ministry claims that most of the citizens live up to the quarantine restrictions. In Kyiv, the overall sum of paid fines made some 3,700 U.S. dollars.   

As we reported earlier, according to Deputy Head of the President's Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko, there is a possibility of introducing a state of emergency in Ukraine.

"We have been talking, of course (with the president – ed.). These are conditions when we understand that there is a good chance that we will not be able to stop the spread of the coronavirus without the introduction of a state of emergency. There are many different factors. State of emergency provides measures that can help control the situation, control that people stay at home," he stated.

Related: 4,000 lockdown breaches recorded in Ukraine since quarantine began, - police

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