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Russia Suffers Gun Crime Explosion as Police Say Cases Have Gone Up by 600%

Armed crime is up more than 600 percent in a Russian region bordering Ukraine, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

In the Kursk region, located near to Russia’s border with Ukraine, the number of crimes committed using firearms, ammunition, and explosive devices over the first ten months of this year increased by 675 percent, compared to the same time frame in 2021, statistics show.

Crimes involving the weapons also rose sharply in the Belgorod region and in Moscow, with a rise of 213 percent and 203 percent respectively.

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