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Tallinn and Vilnius compete for the title «murders capital»

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Vilnius is the leader but Tallinn ranks as the second in the number of murders per 100 000 residents during 2002 and 2008, according to Eurostat data.

In the report on crime tendencies, Lithuania shows 8.76 murders per 100 000 population, which is the biggest indicator in the European Union (EU).

The second biggest number is registered in Estonia – 6.6 murders per 100 000 residents. The indicators of Latvia have not been published yet but, according to estimates, they could be close to the Estonian ones.

«The results suggest that the biggest number of murders takes place in Lithuania and Estonia. Another states with two or more murders per 100 000 people are Finland, Bulgaria, Scotland, Romania, the Czech Republic and Ireland,» informs Eurostat.

Austria, Slovenia and Germany report the lowest number of murders – less than one per 100 000.

Vilnius ranks as the first among all EU capital cities with 9.28 murders on 100 000 population, followed by Tallinn with 6.04 murders and Luxembourg with 3.98 murders on 100 000.

The positive news is that Lithuania is also the leading state among EU reporting the biggest drop in violent crime rates, report bbn.ee.

Reports on Riga have not been published yet.

Malta capital city Valletta is the safest place reporting zero murders during 2006-2008. Slovenian capital Ljubljana shows low rates as well – 0.5, Lisbon – 0.61 murders on 100 000.


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  1. esti says:

    Interesting, how about Latvia…

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