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 The police of Adygeya say that 11,500 people have been punished in 10 months this year, exceeding the number of the same period of 2011 by 22%. About 5,000 people were punished for being drunk in public and 6,500 for drinking in public, reports.72 under-aged children were caught drinking alcohol. Most homicides were committed after alcohol consumption, as stated by Gennady Berezin, Deputy Police Chief for Public Order of the Russian Interior Ministry in Adygeya, at a session of the inter-department commission for crime prevention.