Security is one of the main criteria analyzed when migrating abroad. Many leave Brazil to escape the insecurity and high crime rates in Brazilian cities.
Europe, in general, has low crime rates, but there are places more dangerous than others. Fortunately, Ireland is one of the safest countries on the continent. In 2019, the country ranked 12th on the Global Peace Index, which ranks the most peaceful countries in the world, ahead of Finland (14), Netherlands (17), Sweden (18), Norway (20), Germany (22) , Spain (32) and the United Kingdom (45).
In addition, the country has a rate of 0.7 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, lower than the OECD global average (3.7) and infinitely lower than Brazil (26.7)
Last week, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) launched the latest study on crime in Ireland. Participants were asked about their perceptions of security in the country and the impact of crime on their lives. These are the most striking results:
- 10% of people claim to have been a victim of non-violent crimes in the last 12 months, such as fraud, theft or robbery;
- 5% of cyclists have been victims of bicycle theft or theft in the past 12 months;
- 4% of households suffered break-in or vandalism in the last 12 months, with the highest incidence of this type of crime being in Dublin;
- 75% of people feel safe walking the streets at night, but the number of women who feel insecure (36%) is much greater than that of men (13%);
- 7% of people say they have been the victim of crimes motivated by ethnic, religious or racial characteristics;
- 68% of people say the police were effective in solving problems, but 10% are not satisfied with Garda’s service.