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Crime rate in Russia 2015-2019

In 2019, the crime rate in Russia reached approximately 1.38 thousand offenses per 100 thousand population, marking a slight increase compared to the previous year. Over the period from 2015 to 2019, the rate saw a decline by over 250 registered crimes per 100 thousand people.

What are the most common offenses in Russia?

Fraud and theft were the most frequent types of crime in Russia, accounting for over 50 percent of total offenses registered in the country in 2019. New types of fraud emerged with the development of digital banking, including crimes related to personal data thefts, access to bank accounts, and unauthorized payment card transactions. Approximately 44 percent of crimes in Russia are of little gravity.

Criminals’ profile

The largest share of people who committed offenses in Russia in 2018 were aged between 30 and 49 years, among both genders. While most criminals in the country finished up to nine school classes, nearly one third of all perpetrators received a secondary professional education. Furthermore, among female criminals, nearly 14 percent were university graduates.

Crime rate in Russia from 2015 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2015 to 2019

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