From the February 1972 magazine.

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Limited Soviet Survey

Moscow, U.S.S.R.--The Soviet Union's national police chief went on television to talk about law and order. Speaking in a Soviet version of Meet the Press, the police chief, Nikolai A. Shchelokov, sought to assure the populace that his forces were doing their best to curb crime, but evidently still had a long way to go.

Mr. Shchelokov cited no national statistics, which are secret, but a recent report on juvenile crime in one Soviet republic--Estonia--noted a relative increase in offenses by older children, age 16 and 17.

-- Theodore Shabad

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