Share of Hungarians reporting crime in local area below EU avg

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In 2019, some 5.3% of Hungarians reported they faced a problem of crime, violence, or vandalism in their local area, according to data by statistical agency Eurostat.

The share of people reporting such problems is the fourth lowest in the entire European Union, well below the EU average of 11%. The only countries with lower rates are Croatia (2.7%), Lithuania (3.2%), and Poland (4.4%)

At the other end of the spectrum, the highest shares were recorded in Bulgaria (20.2%), Greece (16.9%), and the Netherlands (16.3%).

The EU average proportion has fallen each year since its peak in 2013 (14.1%). People living in cities reported these problems over three times more often than people in rural areas in 2019 (21.3% vs. 6.9%).

Some 13.4% of people at risk of poverty in the EU reported the occurrence of crime, violence, or vandalism in their neighborhood, compared with 10.6% of those not at risk of poverty, according to Eurostat.

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