ECONOMIC CRIMES RATE GOES 37.5% UP IN ARMENIA IN JAN-JULY 2008

ARKA
Sep 1, 2008

YEREVAN, September 1. /ARKA/. National Statistical Service of Armenia
says 220 crimes against economic activity were committed in the
country in Jan-July 2008.

This is 37.5% greater number than that of the same period of the
previous year.

The statistical report based on the police's figures says that 55 of
these economic crimes were cases of money counterfeiting or forging
securities. This figure is 2.1 times greater than that of the same
period a year earlier.

According to the report, 165 other economic crimes were committed in
Jan-July 2008 (23.1% greater number, compared with the same period
of the previous year).