Avakov noted that 1,185 intentional murders and 213 rapes were recorded in 2017, compared with 1,443 intentional murders and 326 rape cases in 2016.
"Police solved 92% of reported rape cases and 88% of intentional murders. In addition, the number of such crimes decreased by 35% and 18% respectively," the minister said.
The interior minister also noted a decrease in the number of crimes causing grievous bodily harm.
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