Crime situation in the Republic of Moldova in 2023

According to the data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in 2023, 24,0 thousand crimes were registered on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, decreasing by 10,4% compared to 2022 and by 24,3% compared to 2019. The crime rate in 2023 was 96 crimes per 10 thousand inhabitants, compared to 120 crimes in 2019.

Every sixth crime is in the exceptionally grave, extremely grave and grave category. In 2023, 11,5 thousand victims of crime were recorded. As a result of the recorded crimes of domestic violence, in 2023, 685 people were affected, 71,2% of the victims were women. The highest level of crime was recorded among men – 90,9%, women constituting 9,1% in the number of people who committed crimes.

According to the data of the Agency for the Administration of Courts, the number of persons convicted in the first instance, in 2023, amounted to 9,1 thousand persons, or every day 25 persons were convicted. Compared to 2022, the number of people convicted in the first instance increased by 8,2%. Deprivation of liberty, unpaid community service and conditional conviction are the main punishments imposed on convicts at first instance.
In 2023, according to the data of the National Administration of Penitentiaries, there were 5690 persons in the penitentiary institutions, including 325 persons (5,7%) in preventive arrest, 639 persons indicted (11,2%) and 4726 persons definitively convicted (83,1%). Out of the total number of persons in penitentiary institutions, 5,3% were women and 94,7% - men.

More detailed information is available in Romanian language.

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