Crime numbers down in Estonia

  • 2014-01-21
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

A total of 39,631 crimes were registered in Estonia in 2013, around 3 percent less than at the same time last year, new figures show.

New figures from the  Estonian justice ministry show how the structure of crimes didn’t change considerably as compared to a year earlier: crimes against property formed 54%, crimes against persons 18% and traffic crimes 9 percent

Among crimes against property (21,321, a fall by 1,479), the most widespread were thefts (16,465, fall by 2,163) and fraudulence cases (2,451, growth by 769).

The number of crimes against people grew by 204 to 6,956. Around 62 cases of serious crimes against persons, murders and manslaughters were registered, by 18 less than at the same time last year.

Traffic crimes numbered 3,684, by 29 less than in 2012.