This article is an attempt to highlight the issues, associated with a latency of crimes under Art. 170 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, and to propose mechanisms to detect these criminal violations. The author analyzes the reasons hindering the identification of the crimes, described in the article. In the present article also discusses the features of investigative jurisdiction of a crime under Art. 170 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which may also influence the degree of latency of this crime.