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Justice Ministry: 78 people convicted of murder in 2007

Slovak courts convicted a total of 78 people of murder in 2007, reads a Justice Ministry report published on July 28.

Slovak courts convicted a total of 78 people of murder in 2007, reads a Justice Ministry report published on July 28.

The number of those convicted of murder rose fractionally year-on-year, with murder making up 0.29 percent of all convictions (27,067), the TASR newswire wrote. A further 247 people were convicted of sexually-motivated crimes in 2007, up by 0.16 percent year-no-year. There were 624 convictions for robbery (up 0.47 percent year-on-year), 1,425 for assault - (down 0.31 percent), and 7,642 for property-related crimes. A total of 7,986 people were in jail on December 31, 2007, with the figure for the whole year reaching 8,265. Of this number, 2,040 were in pre-trial custody, while 6,225 had already been convicted. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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