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Criminal offenses decrease by 15% in Ukraine, - Prosecutor General
16:10, 23 June 2017
Criminal offenses decrease by 15% in Ukraine, - Prosecutor General

Yury Lutsenko noted that the number of offenses against life and health, including intentional homicide and grievous bodily harm decreased by a quarter

16:10, 23 June 2017

Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko reported that criminal offenses in Ukraine decreased by 15%. He said this during the meeting in Zhytomyr on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"During 5 months of work we see that the number of published criminal offenses has decreased by 15% across the country," he said.

The level of criminal offenses for every 10 thousand people lowered by 17%, according to him.

"I draw your attention to the fact that high level is evident in Kyiv: the capital continues attracting criminals, but it is unclear why Cherkasy region has such a high level. Cherkasy, Chernihiv’s level is clearly higher than the average level in Ukraine," Lutsenko added.

Lutsenko said that among the most common crime categories there is a decrease by 17% in the number of extremely serious crimes and by 10% in number of serious crimes.

"At the same time, the share of such crimes in the Zhytomyr and Kyiv regions remains high," he explained.

Related: Poland asks US to extradite Ukrainian accused of crimes against Poles

Lutsenko said that the number of offenses against life and health, including intentional homicide and grievous bodily harm has decreased by a quarterю

As it was reported earlier Prosecutor General’s Office investigates crimes of Russian military and militants in Donbas. Operation and investigation unit will seize the ammo fragments after shelling in residential areas.

Related: 28 Russian citizens were convicted for war crimes in Donbas, - Lutsenko

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