Crime Analysis of the 1st half of 2022
In the first half of 2022, activities in the field of combating crime and maintaining public order were purposefully carried out in the Republic, the safety of citizens was reliably protected, and the criminogenic situation was kept under control.
In the reporting year, 18,223 crimes were recorded by the state authorities that are the subject of law enforcement and investigation activities. 37.1% (6769) of them are related to economic activity, 43.8% (7976) are against public security and public order, and 15.2% (2761) are against personality and other illegal acts. 84% of crimes (15,306) were crimes that did not pose a great public threat and were of minor severity.
In comparison with 6 months of 2021, the crimes to attempt to murder decreased by 34,4% (-11), epidemic or violation of the quarantine regime by 2.3% (-94), crimes in the field of economic activity by 5.1% (-11), as well as production and sale of counterfeit money or securities by 10.5% (-2), crimes committed within the family decreased by 8% (-64).
90.2% (-0.1%) of the total number of 17411 crimes registered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the prosecutor's office were opened by the implemented operational-search activities and investigative actions.
At the same time, the rate of detection of grave and especially grave crimes was 84%, the crimes committed under conditions of non-obviousness - 87%, the crimes directed against a person - 97.5%, of which intentional murders - 95.4%, attempted murders - 100%, intentional infliction of serious injury to the health - 95.1%, the crimes against property - 84.1%, including theft - 79.2%, fraud - 91.2%, robbery - 99.1%, plunder - 98.4%, extortion - 98, 3%, crimes of vehicle theft - 93.5%, and hooliganism - 96.9%.
233 crimes which remained closed from previous years and 1,207 crimes with "hot traces" were opened, and 4,832 illegal acts were prevented. The results of the search of the accused persons improved by 3% and amounted to 74.1%, the location of 46 persons who were internationally wanted through the National Central Bureau of Interpol and 17 persons wanted by member countries to this organization was identified.
As a whole, 9,279 people were arrested for various crimes, including 125 people who kept and carried illegal firearms were detained and involved into judicial liability, and 123 criminal groups that committed grave and especially grave crimes were neutralized.
In comparison with the corresponding period of 2021, 123 kg more or 1 ton of 975 kilograms of drugs were removed from illegal circulation. The narcotic plant with a total weight of 117 tons was destroyed as a green mass, and 481 kg of drugs were prevented from being trafficked into the country.
The Capital – Baku city
In 6 months of 2022, positive results were achieved by the capital police in the field of combating crime, protection of the rights and freedoms and legal interests of the citizens.
8,008 or 46% of 17,411 crimes registered in the republic by the authorities of internal affairs and prosecutor's offices were committed in Baku city, 88.9% (+2%) of them were opened. 82.3% of those crimes were less grave crimes and did not cause a great public danger, 17.7% of them were grave and especially grave types.
In comparison with 6 months of 2021, murder due to carelessness decreased by -33.3%, intentional infliction of serious harm to health by -1.5%, as well as theft from shops and other commercial places by -3.5%, theft from cars by - 20%, the theft of vehicles by - 37.1%, crimes in the field of economic activity by - 27.8%, as well as the purchase and sale of property obtained through criminal ways by - 20%, production and sale of counterfeit money and securities by - 37.5%, smuggling by - 28.3% and crimes related to trafficking in human beings by - 16.5%.
85.7% of crimes committed in non-obvious circumstances, 96.3% of crimes against the person, including 96% of intentional homicides, 95% of intentional infliction of grave injuries to health, 83.3% of crimes of rape were opened.
By the measures jointly taken together with prosecution authorities, 108 cases, including 16 grave and especially grave crimes which remained closed from previous years were opened and 166 accused persons were arrested for those illegal acts.
Crimes committed against foreigners decreased by 17.6%, and at the same time, their detention rate was 82.8%.