Experts warn about possible surge in crime in Caucasus due to unemployment
According to Director of the Center for Islamic Studies of the North Caucasus, Ruslan Gereev, the situation with unemployment in the region is much worse than it is described by Rostrud.
Due to unemployment, young people in the Caucasus may start to commit crimes on a massive scale, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies of the North Caucasus Ruslan Gereev told URA.RU. According to him, the situation with unemployment in the region is much worse than it is described by Rostrud.
“In the Soviet period, the Caucasus was also a difficult area in this sense; young people were sent to work in other regions. Today, the situation with unemployment is even worse than indicated in the ranking by Rostrud. In the Caucasus, they staked on defense enterprises and agriculture, there is nothing else here,” Gereev said. For this reason, the population is massively migrating to Central Russia and creating enclaves that do not fit into the local cultural environment.
“If the state does not engage young people in creative work, then destructive forces will do it,” the expert noted.
Earlier, Rostrud reported that the highest coefficient of tension in the labor market is recorded in Ingushetia. The indicator is calculated from the ratio of the number of unemployed against the number of vacancies declared by employers. Throughout Russia, it is 0.5, but in Ingushetia, it is 118.4. The Chechen Republic is in the second place with the coefficient of tension in the labor market 23.8. In addition, a severe unemployment situation was recorded in Dagestan (18.6), North Ossetia (6.1), and Tuva (5.2).