Arminfo 18 Feb 05 Yerevan, 18 February: The number of crimes registered in Armenia was 10,083 in 2004, down by 990 (or 8.9 per cent) in comparison with 2003. Meanwhile, 84.7 per cent of the crimes were solved, as compared with 82.7 per cent in 2003. These figures were announced by a collegial session of the Armenian Prosecutor-General's Office today. Compared with the previous year, the number of apartment burglaries has decreased. However, the number of thefts of personal property has gone up. At the same time, the number of crimes against individuals was down by 35 cases (1,644 - 1,609). The number of murders decreased by one (76 - 75), and so did the number of rapes and rape attempts. As research shows, the most widespread crimes are theft of private or state property and crimes against individuals, whereas cases of draft dodging account for 20 per cent of all crimes. Twelve cases of murder and six attempted murders, as well as 33 cases of grievous bodily harm remain unsolved. In general, the year 2004 saw a better situation regarding the rate of solving economic crimes; 265 such crimes were registered, up by 107 from the equivalent figure in 2003. Of the crimes related to tax evasion, 86.2 per cent were solved. In all, 29 criminal proceedings have been instituted over failure to pay taxes. Meanwhile, Armenia's courts of first instance looked into 3,330 criminal cases against 4,256 people, which is 21 cases and 164 people more than in 2003.