12 Dec 2018 11:09

Share of corruption crimes incomparable with damage they caused - Chaika

MOSCOW. Dec 12 (Interfax) - Corruption crimes amount to less than 2% of all crimes committed in Russia, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika told the newspaper Kommersant in an interview.

"The share of corruption crimes in the total crime rate is only 1.7%, but the monetary damage they caused amounts to 46 billion rubles or 11% of damage done by all types of crime in the Russian Federation," Chaika said.

Anti-corruption measures approved at a coordinating conference of law enforcement chiefs a year ago helped expose twice more crimes, he said.

"The number of uncovered crimes committed by organized or criminal groups grew from 482 to 900 year-on-year, and 4,227 crimes that inflicted heavy damage were solved (compared to 3,847 last year). The number of uncovered bribes grew 3%, from 9,886 in the relevant period of last year to 10,179 now," Chaika said.