TALLINN - Crime in the capital has soared by almost 20 percent, new statistics have revealed. From January to April, the number of registered crimes jumped to 8,047 from 6,745 during the same period last year. The sharpest increase occurred among violent crimes, which had risen from 18 to 32, a staggering 77 percent increase, and robberies, which jumped from 83 to 147, also a 77 percent jump. Drug related crime had increased by almost 7 percent, but the number of murders dropped from 24 to 18, and the number of burglaries decreased by 12 percent from 1,286 to 1,124. Crime was found to have ...
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