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EU crime survey



This map is from an official study comparing crime and safety across the EU (warning 1.3Mb pdf file). The darker the colour, the higher the probability of being a victim of crime.

A few highlights:

  • Only the Irish are more likely to be victims of crime than the British
  • We are twice as likely to be victims of crime than the Spanish
  • Britain has the worst burglary rate in the EU
  • Our rates for assault and theft are at the top end
  • Our rates for fraud and theft are good
It's also worth noting that crime rates are falling across the continent. So next time a NuLab clone parrots the party line that they are winning the fight against crime, you can point out to them that the EU reckons its more to do with demographics and security rather than policy.

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Reader Comments (1)

I think this map is interesting because it seems to explode a lot of theories about crime and social cohesion. Stable, tranquil, social democratic Sweden, Denmark and Benelux are hot on the heels of the UK in terms of crimes per head. Extraordinary.
Feb 12, 2007 at 9:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames

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