“In Russia, every year there is an increase in the crime of foreign citizens,” Bastrykin said. He cited the following figures: during 5 months of this year, foreigners have already committed more than 18,000 crimes. At the same time, the number of serious and especially serious crimes committed by migrants, which cause damage to health, resulting in the death of the victim, sexual crimes, as well as crimes in the field of drug trafficking, has increased significantly.
In the Investigative Commission alone, in the first quarter of this year, more than 550 criminal cases have already been initiated for crimes committed by migrants, and more than 500 cases of this type have already been sent to the courts.
Most of the crimes committed by visitors are in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
But the department emphasizes that along with immigrant crimes in the UK, they are investigating criminal cases against Russian citizens. Those who have committed crimes in the field of migratory relations, including the acts of receiving bribes from visiting citizens, the fictitious registration of foreigners in the migratory registry, and the like.
The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia emphasized: “Now there is growing indignation in society over the illegal actions of migrants. This is a serious challenge for law enforcement, including the Investigative Committee.”
According to Bastrykin, the bulk of these crimes are located in Moscow, the Moscow region and St. Petersburg. A high level of migrant crime is observed in the Samara, Kurgan, Chelyabinsk and Tambov regions.
The head of the department heard reports about specific criminal cases that were on everyone’s lips, for example, in Kotelniki near Moscow. Bastrykin’s subordinates reported that the Lyubertsy city prosecutor’s office had canceled the decision to open a criminal case. But the head of the Investigative Commission instructed to reopen the criminal case. Bastrykin instructed the formation of a permanent group to counter immigration crimes and monitor the media and social networks “to identify acts of violation of the rights and legitimate interests of citizens by migrants.”