Crime detection rate in Russia not improving - Putin

March 21, 2014 Interfax, Interfax
Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged that Russian police have so far been unable to increase the crime detection rate.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged that Russian police have so far been unable to increase the crime detection rate.

"The overall number of crimes remains significant. The crime detection rate has not been improved, either. The share of unsolved crimes on average in Russia is nearly 44 percent," Putin said at an Interior Ministry expanded board meeting on Friday.

"The situation needs to be changed radically," he said.

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