Krasnodar, 27 November. Today our interviewee is Vladimir Vinar, Head of the Inquest Office of the Chief Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Krasnodar krai.
Q.: Please tell us how your agency can cope with the assigned duties?
A.: The case load on our detectives has been constantly growing: in 2019 the average per capita workload was 4.9 criminal cases, now it grew to 5.5. Despite of that, the number of criminal cases sent to court by our inquest officers has grown to 1.6 cases per detective, compared with the national average of 1.3 cases. Over the first ten months of this year, the share of the criminal cases solved beyond the deadlines set by the Russian Criminal Procedure Code was 16.8%, against the average national 27.4% – that is, our indicator is better than the national average.
Q.: Is there such thing as a common problem for the entire inquest office, and if yes how can you settle it?
A.: Such problem is to ensure that the offence victim should receive indemnification. The essence of this problem is related to objective reasons. Firstly, it is a low level of the material wellbeing of the suspects (accused persons) who do not have any stable income, money savings or valuable property. Another cause lies in the disparity between the damage caused by the crime and the property that may be arrested.
Q.: What does your office do to resolve this issue?
A.: The list of our measures of procedural compulsion include arrest of property, instructions and information letters about prompt sending of inquiries of different types at the suspects’ place of work, to banks, vehicle registration and tax offices to ascertain the suspected persons’ property that may be arrested. In the first half of 2020, arrest of property was applied 28 times, its share of the total damages filed by court equaled to 28.2%, which was by 22.3% higher than in the same period of 2019.
Q.: What kinds of offence can be considered as the commonest ones in Krasnodar krai?
A.: It is theft, fraud, hijack, intended bodily harm, repeated drunk driving, and crimes in the migration sphere.
Q.: What are the results of the Inquest Office’s fight with new types of fraud?
A.: In 2020, our inquest officers submitted by 9.8% more cases of this type than in 2019. To ensure indemnity, they take measures to ascertain the property of the suspected persons and seize it; besides, many suspects prefer to voluntarily make amends. Say, this year they made voluntary amends to the total amount of more than 8 million roubles; we seized property to the amount of over 200,000 roubles and arrested property to the amount of over 15 million roubles.
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