Ukraine in list of countries with highest level of organized crime due to war, - Interior Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Interior Ministry, the crime rate in Ukraine improved
15:56, 27 November 2017

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The experts of the World Economic Forum (WEF) highly estimated the level of the organized crime in Ukraine on the base of the subjective opinions. Ivan Varchenko, the counselor of Interior Minister reported to 112 Ukraine.

He emphasized that the data of 2015-2016 was used to form the rating and the war in Donbas highly influenced the level of crime in Ukraine.

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‘Talking about these ratings provided by the World Economic Forum, I think that such not prestigious place of Ukraine was provided due to the fact that the data of 2015-2016 and possibly 2014 was gathered and the war and its circumstances strongly influenced this. However, Italy, Bulgaria are situated after us in the rating and it shows that we want to now the calculation methodology for Ukraine’, he claimed.

Varchenko noted that the experts used the opinion of the business as the basis of the rating and found these estimations subjective.

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‘As we understand, there are the subjective estimations of the business that provides sociological result when there are a lot of such opinions of the business and the easiness of its work.  The easiness is connected with the oppression by the organized crime. Possibly, this is connected with the combat actions and there are some issues with the property and the analytics of the World Economic Forum that do not live in Ukraine feels this and estimate Ukraine’, Varchenko said.

He also claimed that the crime rate in Ukraine improved.

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‘We observe the dynamics in comparison with the previous year when the crime rate significantly improved in Ukraine in numbers and relative indicators. We spotted by one third less the extremely serious and serious crimes in comparison with the previous year. Moreover, the solution of Crimea increased by 10-15%’, he concluded.

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As we reported earlier Ukraine was included in the list of countries with the highest level of organized crime. This is evidenced by the data of the rating compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF) experts.

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