Number of corruption crimes in Russia increased, Prosecutor General's Office states

Number of corruption crimes in Russia increased, Prosecutor General's Office states

The number of revealed bribe cases for the year increased by 11%.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, in 2018, the level of corruption in Russia has increased. Crimes provided for in the article on bribe-giving have increased by 11% - almost 29,000, and, in general, the corruption rate increased by 2.3%, representative of the supervisory authority Alexander Kurennoy reported.

“The number of offenses, provided for in the Article 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-taking) on a nationwide scale has increased from 3094 to 3315. The number of crimes stipulated in Article 291 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-giving) in Russia amounted to 2408, the cases of bribe-giving have increased by a little more than 11%,” Kurennoy said.

Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office determined the average size of a bribe in 2018 – 609,000 rubles ($ 8,800). In total, the illegal remuneration appearing in criminal cases amounted to 1.8 billion rubles ($ 26 million). According to the authority’s observations, a typical corrupt official is an exemplary family man with good education and position in society.

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