- 5 Nov 2019 8:00 AM
- Budapest Business Journal
Between 2011 and 2017, police-recorded robberies in the European Union fell by 24%, from 522,000 to 396,000. By contrast, there was a 4% increase between 2008 and 2011.
In 2017, the highest number of offenses per 100,000 inhabitants were observed in Belgium (167), France (150), Spain (144), England and Wales (132) and Portugal (115), while the lowest were found in Romania (16), Estonia and the Czech Republic (both 15), Cyprus (14), Slovenia (12), Slovakia and Hungary (both nine).
Robbery is defined by Eurostat as stealing from someone by using physical force, weapon or threat, and is different from theft (without force) and assault (without stealing).