MOSCOW, May 20 (RAPSI) - According to statistics, 47% of crimes reported in Moscow are committed by foreigners, reports, citing Vyacheslav Kozlov, deputy chief of Moscow police in charge of public law and order.

He said 5% of registered crimes are committed by immigrants from outside the CIS and 42% by nationals of the CIS countries. However, these data do not include internal migration.

Kozlov also said that Muscovites commit very few crimes.

"If not for the crimes committed by outsiders, Moscow would be the quietest and the most peaceful city," he said during a meeting of the State Duma group working on the migration code.