Russia and crime

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In the 1990s, the growth of organised crime and the fragmentation of law enforcement agencies in Russia coincided with a sharp rise in violence against business figures, administrative and state officials, and other public figures.The second President of Russia  Vladimir Putin inherited these problems when he took office, and during his election campaign in 2000, the new president won popular support by stressing the need to restore law and order and to bring the rule of law  to Russia as the only way of restoring confidence in the country’s economy.

According to data by demoscope Weekly, the Russian homicide rate showed a rise from the level of 15 murders per 100,000 people in 1991, to 32.5 in 1994. Then it fell to 22.5 in 1998, followed by a rise to a maximum rate of 30.5 in 2002, and then a fall to 20 murders per 100,000 people in 2006.Despite positive tendency to reduce, Russia’s index of murders per capita remains one of the highest in the world with the fifth highest of 62 nations.

With a prison population rate of 611 per 100,000 population, Russia was second only to the United States (2006 data).[102] Furthermore, criminology studies show that for the first five years since 2000 compared with the average for 1992 to 1999, the rate of robberies is up by 38.2% and the rate of drug- related crimes is higher by 71.7%.

 

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  1. Don’t forget to let us know where you found this text or information with a link.

    -Tiff

  2. Willowtown Primary School Willowtown Primary School

    the 1990s, the growth of organised crime and the fragmentation of law enforcement agencies in Russia coincided with a sharp rise in violence against business figures, administrative and state officials, and other public figures.The second President of Russia Vladimir Putin inherited these problems when he took office, and during his election campaign in 2000, the new president won popular support by stressing the need to restore law and order and to bring the rule of law to Russia as the only way of restoring confidence in the country’s economy.

    According to data by demoscope Weekly, the Russian homicide rate showed a rise from the level of 15 murders per 100,000 people in 1991, to 32.5 in 1994. Then it fell to 22.5 in 1998, followed by a rise to a maximum rate of 30.5 in 2002, and then a fall to 20 murders per 100,000 people in 2006.Despite positive tendency to reduce, Russia’s index of murders per capita remains one of the highest in the world with the fifth highest of 62 nations.

    With a prison population rate of 611 per 100,000 population, Russia was second only to the United States (2006 data).[102] Furthermore, criminology studies show that for the first five years since 2000 compared with the average for 1992 to 1999, the rate of robberies is up by 38.2% and the rate of drug- related crimes is higher by 71.7%. i find this really interresting that the rate of roberries increased alot. it is very shocking of all of the robberries these days by emotion splasher 668

    • Hi Emotion Splasher. Great facts here! Can you summarise them with three things you have learnt from reading them? Also, please can you post the link to where you found your information so that other BNC members can find out more. Thanks! Olivia

      • Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

        Maybe some of the Russian laws are not punishing the real criminals? How far do you agree with that? What could be going on in Russia to allow this to happen?

        Gowry5

  3. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    He copy and pasted Olivia Platman
    Knighthunter24

  4. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    Why do you think there is so much crime in Russia? Is it because there is stronger attitudes to breaking laws? Does this over-arrest of criminals mean that they are wasting resources in Russia?

    Gowry5

  5. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    Do you think that the Russian government are deliberately targeting the wrong sort of criminals and why do you think this is?

    Bagle

  6. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    that’s shocking I cant believe how many people in Russia are in jail its unbelievable!

    by king cool 123

  7. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    If there is still so much organized crime in Russia why is this not being addressed? what does this show about the government?
    Strawberry11

  8. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    If Russia and America have such high prison populations, do they both have issues with human rights!? If so, why?

    Cucumber 54

  9. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    Gowry5

  10. Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

    Hey fireball storm!

    Do you think that this statistic “With a prison population rate of 611 per 100,000 population” is important? Why?
    Also remember to put a list of your sources to make sure it’s not fake news. Like I have done here : https://www.burnetnewsclub.com/our-russian-opinions/

    Thanks!
    -The~Asgardian~Reporter!

  11. Hi BNC! Olivia here. I am loving the questions being posed by Grace Academy! Very thought provoking and I’m curious to know more. Does anyone want to have a go at replying and we can see if we can get a conversation going about one of them? I am particularly interested in the question from Gowry5: “Does this over-arrest of criminals mean that they are wasting resources in Russia?”.

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