The number of registered robberies in the EU for the period 2011 to 2017 was reduced by 24%, from 522 thousand to 396 thousand. About it reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to Eurostat.
According to the statistical Agency of the EU, in contrast, in the period from 2008 to 2011, the growth amounted to 4%.
In 2017 the greatest number of offenses per 100,000 inhabitants was observed in Belgium (167), France (150) Spain (144), England and Wales (great Britain) (132) Portugal (115).
While the lowest rates were recorded in Romania (16), Estonia and the Czech Republic (15), Cyprus (14), Slovenia (12), Slovakia and Hungary (9).