Iceland Among Europe’s Safest Countries

Vala Hafstað

Iceland is among Europe’s safest countries, according to Numbeo’s 2021 Crime Index, Morgunblaðið reports.

According to Numbeo, which is a crowd-sourced global database of perceived crime rates, “Crime Index is an estimation of overall level of crime in a given city or a country. We consider crime levels lower than 20 as very low, crime levels between 20 and 40 as being low, crime levels between 40 and 60 as being moderate, crime levels between 60 and 80 as being high and finally crime levels higher than 80 as being very high.”

The data are based on perceptions of visitors to the Numbeo’s website in the past three years. According to Numbeo, Iceland’s crime index is 24.13, which is the fourth lowest in Europe behind the Isle of Man, which has the lowest crime index, or 20.79, Switzerland, Slovenia and Estonia.

The European country with the highest crime index, or 60.27, is Belarus, followed by France, at 49,20, Ukraine, Sweden, Moldova and the UK.

For the whole list, see here. For further information about Iceland, see here.




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