Violent crimes in Russia have increased in recent weeks due to the seasonal exacerbation of mental disorders. To a degree on the deterioration of the crime situation, coronavirus restrictions. About it told radio station “Moscow speaking” head of the department of psychotherapy RNRMU named after Pirogov, doctor Zhanna Gardanova.
“There are fewer opportunities in society to go to events where people communicate and get in a good mood. The inability to get good emotions takes its toll. (…) Covid leads to the development of neurotic disorders to a greater extent, they do not manifest themselves at the level of aggression, ”explained the psychotherapist.
The surge observed recently in Russia is associated with seasonal exacerbation of mental disorders. It is observed from October to the first half of December, the doctor explained.
On September 30, in the Orenburg region, the bodies of female students aged 17 to 19 were found. According to preliminary data, the killer stabbed them with a kitchen knife. In mid-September, there was a shooting at a university in Perm. Six people died, more than 40 were injured. The shooter was seriously wounded during the arrest.
In eight months of 2021, almost 16 thousand people died in Russia as a result of crimes. This number is given by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. According to statistics disclosed by the department, in the period from January to August 2021, 15.8 thousand people died from criminal encroachments, and more than 22 thousand were injured, resulting in serious harm to their health.