What are the most common crimes in Georgia?

  • There were 3,206 crimes reported against property in Georgia in the first three months of 2015. Photo by N. Alavidze/Agenda.ge
Agenda.ge, 1 Apr 2017 - 13:53, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Interior Ministry has presented its annual report detailing the most common crimes in Georgia and other statistics.

According to statistics, a total of 35,997 crimes were reported in the country during 2016. Of these, 20,661 or 57.4 percent have been solved.

What were the most common crimes?

In 2016, the five most commonly reported crimes in Georgia were:

  • Crime against property
  • Drug-related offences
  • Crime against health
  • Transport crime
  • Crime against normal government functionality

Where were the most crimes reported?

In 2016, most of the reported crimes were committed in the capital of Tbilisi. The distribution was as the following:

  • Tbilisi – 40.5 percent
  • Adjara – 10.8 percent
  • Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti – 10.5 percent
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti – 8.9 percent
  • Kvemo Kartli – 8.3 percent

Three crimes decreasing in frequency were:

  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Hooliganism

Three increasing in frequency were:

  • Stealing
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug-related offences

Deputy Interior Minister Shalva Khutsishvili said that the ministry is implementing the European standard for reporting crime and will release the statistics for Georgia every spring.