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NAZRAN, October 18 (Itar-Tass) — The situation in Ingushetia has stabilized, compared with the previous years, a police official said at a conference here on Tuesday. The number of forays by militants has decreased. In the past month alone, ten militants and their abettors turned themselves in to the authorities.
"It is the result of work with the public by the head of the republic, its Security Council and law-enforcement bodies," Ingushetia's police chief Alexander Trofimov said at a Tuesday conference which reviewed the results of police work in the first nine months of this year.
"But we should not rest on our laurels; it is necessary to launch active work toward preventing crimes, including terrorist attacks," Trofimov underlined.
Ingushetia prosecutor Yuri Turygin stated that the situation in the republic drastically differed from last year's situation. Whereas 104 attempted murders of law-enforcement officials were reported in 2010, the number of such crimes decreased by three times in 2011. The prosecutor reported that the rate of murders had decreased. At the same time, the crime solvency rate in the investigation of robbers, thefts or car thefts had decreased as well.
The prosecutor criticized the results of the search for suspects in economic crimes and called for stepping up work in this field.
The participants in the conference underlined that police focused on fighting terrorism, religious extremism and criminal underworld, exposing very serious crimes, and strengthening the state crime prevention system.
Since the beginning of 2011, the law-enforcement bodies have stopped the activities of 47 senior militants and members of the criminal underworld; of those 36 have been killed as they offered armed resistance during arrest and 11 have been detained. Police found and seized a considerable amount of weapons and ammunition.
The number of reported crimes has increased by 1.6 percent in the republic, while the crime solvency rate improved to 71.1 percent, compared with the first nine months of the previous year. The investigation into 1,030 criminal cases has been completed, police officials said.