Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs reports on crimes recorded in 2017

Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs reports on crimes recorded in 2017

Georgia's National Statistics Office published data from Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, which shows that 37,944 crimes were recorded in 2017 in Georgia, of which 1,013 were committed against a person’s life.

Last year, the five most commonly reported crimes in Georgia were: crime against property (14,385 crimes), crime resulting in injury (5,349 crimes), drug-related offences (4,762 crimes), transport crime (2,626 crimes), crime against normal government functionality (2,421 crimes), Agenda.ge reported.

In 2017 12,641 people were victims of crime – 11,993 were Georgian citizens, 561 were foreigners, 10 victims had dual citizenship, three were stateless and 74 victim’s details were not specified.

Statistics show that the number of crimes increased by 5.4% in comparison to 2016.

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