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Saturday, 25.05.2013, 04:44
According to the crime barometer, a total of 9,052 criminal offences were registered in the first three months of 2013 in Estonia, reports BC the Ministry of Justice.
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The Estonian police confiscated in 2012 a record amount of narcotic substances and criminal incomes but more drug-related deaths at streets took place than before, LETA/Postimees writes.
According to the Ministry of Justice, there were a total of 3,286 prisoners in Estonia and more than 6,000 persons were on probation supervision, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
The new European Cybercrime Centre (EC-3) will be operational as from 11 January 2013 with the aim of protecting European citizens and businesses from cyber-crime. EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström will take part in the official opening of the Centre established at the European Police Office, Europol in the Hague, the Netherlands.
On January 8th, 2013, the Riga District Court sentenced hardened criminal Janis Daugulis to life in prison for the gruesome murder of a pensioner, informs LETA. Daugulis was convicted of murdering the woman in 2008, cutting her body in several pieces and then throwing these body pieces in a reservoir near Riga.
A video tape with footage right after the tragic events of the Medininkai massacre disappeared in Lithuania. It is thought that the tape could have been lost at the Prosecutor General's office, however, representatives of this institution claim that they did not even have it, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuvos zinios.
There are about 75 million crime victims across EU-27 states each year and the Commission – after several efforts – has formulated the minimum rights for victims. That’s going to be universally approved regime in the EU-27. The Commission adopted a Directive protecting their rights; now it’s time for the Baltic States to implement the directive.