History, philosophy and concept of crime prevention in Estonia.
Recent trends in criminality in Estonia have been reviewed. The rapid growth of crime starter in 1989 . The most crimes were registered in 1992. This was followed by some decrease and in 1995 the growing trend in criminality renewed. The detection of crimes is low (30 % of all crimes). Important joint trends in criminality (ssp. murder) and other death causes can be observed. Increase in murders is followed by growth in poisoning, suicides, car crashes, etc. Also, other possible links between criminality and some other (rather negative) social phenomena were found. To mail dangers for Estonia belong: 1) Russian factor- increasing corruption and criminal activities; 2) drug trafficking in Eastern Europe; 3) the increasing flow of runaways from underdeveloped countries; 4) oppress by "dirty" money to the Estonian and other banks, Different kinds of reactions of society to modern crime trends are reviewed.
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