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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU67% of respondents believe Riga is Latvia’s least safe city, according to GRIFS AG internet survey.

Every fifth respondents believes Daugavpils to be Latvia’s most dangerous city and Jelgava the third most dangerous city of Latvia.

GRIFS AG Board member Ainars Bundulis states: “Riga is a place of residence and work for a large number of Latvian residents. It is no secret that it is not always possible for people to find good jobs in the regions. Many leave for foreign countries or relocate to Riga, looking for a better life. The number of tourists in Riga increases every year. It is no surprise that so does the number of fraudsters and other criminals in the capital.”

According to information from the Interior Ministry, Riga ranks among the most dangerous cities in Latvia. Nearly 50% of all registered crimes in Latvia took were committed in Riga – 21,579 out of 49,905.

Jekabpils is considered the fifth most dangerous city. Only 2% believe Jurmala, Ogre and Rezekne are dangerous. The safest cities of Latvia are considered Valmiera, Ventspils and Liepaja.

“People’s opinions are often based on personal experience or related aspects. People have particular stereotypes on these things, and it is sometimes hard for them to let go of them even when presented official statistical data,” – says GRIFS AG Board member Ainars Bundulis.

Security experts remind that the risk of being robbed can be reduced by following multiple simple principles – do not leave valuable items at home in plain sight; close all doors and windows before leaving your home. Professional criminals are not even intimidated by guard dogs. Residents are advised to purchase alarm systems to properly protect their homes. Personal security is not less important: residents should choose to take safer routes if they decide to take a walk or return home late at night.

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