In terms of the number of crimes committed while intoxicated, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Chelyabinsk are in the lead in Russia. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the company Delta, which deals with security systems.
This is evidenced by the statistics of alarm calls. The company’s specialists analyzed more than 100 thousand calls for 2019, 2020 and 2021. The analysis showed that the number of “drunken” crimes is growing from year to year.
Most of them take place in St. Petersburg. According to Delta, in 2020, the number of such crimes in this city was 23 percent higher than in 2019. From January to May 2021, about 20 percent of offenses were committed under the influence of alcohol in the northern capital.
Over the past two years, about 47 percent of these crimes were brawls and various open conflicts. In 2021, there were already 48 percent of them. The second place is taken by theft and attempted theft (20-21 percent). The third place belongs to violations of public order, which account for 13-25 percent.
According to the assumptions of the company’s experts, one of the main reasons for this is the long quarantine and the general feeling of uncertainty caused by it, which citizens often try to “extinguish” with alcohol.