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Croatia with lowest share of reported crime, violence or vandalism in EU

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Croatia had the lowest share of people reporting crime, violence or vandalism in their neighbourhood in the European Union, according to a Eurostat reported released this week.

The report by the EU’s statistical information office was released on Wednesday and revealed data from 2019. 

The data showed that 11% of the EU population reported they faced crime, violence or vandalism in their local area in 2019. Whilst the highest shares was recorded in Bulgaria, 20.2% of the population, Croatia had the lowest with just 2.7% of the population reporting crime, violence or vandalism in their neighbourhood.  

“The proportion has fallen each year since its peak in 2013 (14.1%). As might be expected, people living in cities reported these problems over three times more often than people in rural areas in 2019 (21.3% vs. 6.9%),” the Eurostat reported said. 

Greece (16.9%) and the Netherlands (16.3%) were the next highest behind Bulgaria. 

After Croatia, Lithuania (3.2%) and Poland (4.4%) recorded the next lowest shares.

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(Eurostat)

Croatia is widely regarded as one of the safest countries in the world and was named among the safest in the 2020 Global Terrorism Index published by the Institute for Economics & Peace last year.

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