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Most serious court cases over in less than six months

Police figures in Cyprus show that around 2,500 serious crimes have been submitted to courts across the island in the first half of 2017 and that 62% of those have seen a verdict delivered.

The cases concern the serious crimes including murder, attempted murder, rape, attempted rape, arson, attempted arson, robbery, extortion, drugs, destruction of property, burglary and theft.

The figures for these kinds of cases currently stand at 2,481 for the first six months of 2017 and that 1,530 of those cases – or 61.67% – have been concluded by judges.

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In Nicosia, the serious cases for the first half of 2017 came to 567 out of which 311 (54.85%) saw the judges rule on the case. In Limassol, the figure stood at 727 with 445 cases (61.21%) have been concluded.

In the Famagusta district, 219 serious cases were recorded out of which 158 (72.15%) saw judges deliver verdicts while in Paphos 472 serious case were presided in court and that 291 of those (61.65%) saw the judges rule on the cases.

In Larnaca, 425 serious cases were presided in court and 295 of those (69.41%) came to a conclusion while in the Morphou district, a total of 71 cases took place in court and 30 of those came to an end (42.25%).

With regards to small crimes, a total of 2,882 cases ended up in courts across Cyprus and that 2,624 of those (93%) were concluded.

Those offences include disturbing the peace, conspiracy, affray, minor destruction of property and using threatening behaviour.

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