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October 31, 1975

CC CPSU REPORT, ABOUT SOME RESULTS OF PREVENTIVE-PROPHYLACTIC WORK OF THE STATE SECURITY ORGANS

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    The Committee for State Security reported on actions taken to increase preventive-prophylactic work for preventing crimes against the Soviet Union. The Committee cites drops in the number of people subjected to criminal punishment, severe crimes against the state, and anti-Soviet propaganda as results of strengthened morale, political awareness, policies, and preventative and prophylactic work. Attached is a table that numerically presents information in the report.
    "CC CPSU Report, About Some Results of Preventive-Prophylactic Work of the State Security Organs," October 31, 1975, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, US Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Dmitrii A. Volkogonov Papers, Reel 18, Container 28. Translated by Svetlana Savranskaya for the National Security Archive. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/121172
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Committee
For State Security
At the USSR Council of Ministers 31 October 1975
No. 2743-A
Moscow

CC CPSU
About Some Results of Preventive-Prophylactic Work of the State Security Organs.

In accordance with the decisions of the XXIV Party Congress and the CC CPSU instructions, the organs of state security have recently stepped up the preventive prophylactic work for preventing crimes against the state, [and] are trying to achieve a more correct combination of the criminal legal and prophylactic measures.

The comparison between the two periods – 1959-1966 and 1967-1974 shows that the number of persons subjected to criminal punishments has fallen almost by half – from 8,664 to 4,879. In the category of some especially grave crimes against the state this number fell even more significantly: treason – from 1,467 to 773 (by half), anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda – from 2, l 03 to 729 (almost by two-thirds).

The factors influencing the decrease in the numbers of crimes against the state in the recent years are the following: the further strengthening of the moral and political unity of our state, the growth of political awareness of the Soviet people, the correct punishment pol icy of the Soviet state, and the dominant role of the preventive and prophylactic work to prevent crimes.

The ratio of persons subjected to criminal repression to persons subjected to the prophylactics by the KGB organs in the period of 1967-1974 was 1:25, and in the category of especially grave crimes against the state such as anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda – 1:96.

The Committee for State Security is undertaking measures for further perfecting of the preventive-prophylactic work and for increasing its effectiveness.

Information on the number of people subjected to criminal punishment and those subjected to prophylactics in the period of 1959-1974 is attached.

Attachment: according to the text on the page 1, No. 6/4780 from 29.X.75

Chairman of the Committee for State Security
[Signature] ANDROPOV


[Attachment]

INFORMATION
About the number of persons subjected to criminal punishment and prophylactic work by the KGB organs in 1959-1974

1959-62

1963-66

1967-70

1971-74

Total number of persons subjected to criminal punishment

5,413

3,251

2,456

2,423

Among them:

---for treason

1,010

457

423

350

---for espionage

28

8

10

9

---for anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda

1,601

502

381

348

---for contraband

47

103

183

474

--for violation of currency regulations

587

474

382

401

---for illegal crossing of the USSR border

926

613

704

553

---for revealing state secrets and loss of documents containing state secrets

22

31

19

18

---for other crimes

1,003

1,011

328

258

Total [number of person subjected to] prophylactic work

No statistics

centralized kept

58,298

63,108

Among them:

--persons, who had suspicious ties with foreigners and harboring treasonous intentions

5,039

6,310

---persons engaging in politically harmful expressions

35,316

34,700

Subjected to prophylactics with participation of the public (total)

23,611

27,079

Among them:

---at general meetings of workers and service personnel, in peer courts, etc.

10,624

11,863

---in the form of conversations with participation of public representatives

12,987

15,243

Official warning was issued

981

(1973-74)

Subjected to punishment from the number of those previously subject to prophylactic

work

100

50

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