Portugal has one of the lowest levels of violence in the EU

in News, Crime, Europe · 19-02-2021 11:20:00 · 6 Comments

Portugal has one of the lowest levels of violence in the EU.

The country is at the tail-end of the European list as far as physical violence is concerned, with 4% of cases, according to a report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. T

he study - which involved 35 thousand respondents, of which about a thousand Portuguese, between January and October 2019 - reveals that 9% of people in the EU have experienced some type of violence in the last five years, with national percentages varying between 3% and 18 percent.

Only Malta and Italy have lower percentages than Portugal.

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By Bipinkumar Laljibhai vasoya from Lisbon on 21-02-2021 09:59

But we spend money on body cams for GNR? People are HUNGRY!!

By Ana Perreira from Algarve on 20-02-2021 05:13

Only state violence.

By Pedro from Lisbon on 20-02-2021 01:18

This articl is a joke. here in Algarve is so lazy that they never catch any criminals. Even you give them a name and make a report nothing happened, except the person is a foreigner. There is enough exaples criminals from other countries came to P and here nothing happened to them. All these efforts are just to make Portugal to be seen in a better light than it is in reality: corrupt country with no law and order. If you do not see it, than you are not objective enough. have enough examples. Even portugease say do not call police they are abolutly useless. Regards

By Milan soukup from Algarve on 20-02-2021 11:19

These endless declarations that Portugal has the 'lowest crime rates' etc can be assumed to be wildly misleading. Not just through lack of publicity at the time as the police investigations, if any, are traditionally none of an ordinary citizens business with citizens both reluctant to complain or contribute what they know; but through intentional misdescription of the event. Both of which we see in the Jacinta Rees example described below.

So maybe Portugal's high suicide and death by misadventure rate actually conceals a high murder rate; burglaries with violence and other assaults like domestic violence that went wrong? Or - to protect someone influential - intentionally miscategorised?

So what about the 2008 murder of Australian Jacinta Rees? In a 2010 Australian newspaper follow up we learn that the <Portuguese police first said her death was a tragic accident, then hypothermia, before concluding it was suicide. Despite the wounds being impossible to self inflict, the death was never officially treated as potential foul play.> ...... < An autopsy in Australia revealed Jacinta had died from four blows by an axe to the skull and had defensive wounds on her elbow.> ..... then the astounding comment <‘There was someone (a male) with her in the cottage,’’ the woman, who knew Jacinta, said. ‘People are too scared to talk>.
Neighbours in Portugal; two years after the event <sources said the case had been ... shelved for lack of evidence> yet still too scared to talk to the Australians?


By Truth will out from USA on 20-02-2021 09:17

IF we take into account that most of the crimes, both petty and highly violent, that occur in a large number of suburban areas (I happen to live in one) go unreported because of the fear of retaliations (which do happen because the judicial system doesn't really work).

By João Soares from Lisbon on 20-02-2021 04:38
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