Ural Federal District: 5,800 transport crimes committed in 2015

25 January 2016 (09:54)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, January 25, 2016. 5,834 crimes were committed within Ural Federal District’s transport facilities and infrastructure last year, the local division of Russia’s Internal Affairs Ministry’s Transport Department reports.

4,500 crimes, 25% of which were classed as grave, got investigated; the whereabouts of 3,000 people hiding from justice were found out.

An impressive share of mercenary crimes (around 33%) were related to embezzlement/stealing. 1,863 counts of theft (including 500 counts of stealing private property, 348 counts of stealing cargo, and 584 counts of stealing ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal) were registered.

Also, 1,577 economic crimes were looked into, with 65% of criminal cases handed over four court hearing. It was proved that organized crime groups were involved in 74 such crimes.

The authorities also took a number of steps to counter attempts at stealing cargo, carried out operations Cargo, Metal, Consignor, and STzB Security, detained 216 crime suspects, and confiscated 6m RUR worth of stolen goods.

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