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Cyprus has 4th lowest number of robberies for size of population in EU

Cyprus had the fourth lowest number of robberies per 100,000 inhabitants in the European Union in 2017, according to figures published by Eurostat on Thursday.

These showed that between 2011 and 2017, police-recorded robberies in the EU 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 offences per 100,000 inhabitants were observed in Belgium (167), France (150), Spain (144), England and Wales (UK) (132) and Portugal (115).

The lowest were found in Romania (16), Estonia and Czechia (both 15), Cyprus (14), Slovenia (12), Slovakia and Hungary (both 9).

Robbery means stealing from someone by using physical force, weapon or threat, such as mugging or robbery (eg bank, shop or van). Robbery is different from: theft (without force) and assault (without stealing).

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