MOSCOW, November 29. /TASS/. The number of economic and corruption-related crimes is declining in Russia, the Prosecutor General’s Office said in its report on Wednesday.
"Compared to the same period of 2016, the number of exposed economic crimes fell by 2.5%. Overall, 97,424 crimes of this category were registered (5.5% of all crimes)," the report on the crime rate in Russia says.
Also, the number of corruption-related crimes fell by 3.2% in the first ten months of the year (26,626 or 1.5% in the crime structure). Of this number, 10,600 crimes related to receiving or giving bribes, intermediating in bribery or small bribes. A total of 13,566 individuals were held liable for corruption-related crimes in the first ten months of the year.
While the number of crimes stipulated by article 290 of Russia’s Criminal Code ("Bribe-taking") went down by 48% compared to the same period of last year and the number of crimes envisaged by article 291 ("Bribe-giving") declined by 56%, the total number of crimes related to bribes fell only by 3%, considering the inclusion of a new article on small bribery in Russia’s Criminal Code in 2016.