Europe’s least violent country

Milan: Human Rights Watch has named Italy the least violent country in Europe.

Italy is the least violent country in the European Union, along with Malta, according to a report by the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Organization. The report is based on a survey of 3% of Italians who said they had experienced physical violence in the past five years, compared to an average of 9% in the European Union. The highest rates of violence in Europe are 18% in Estonia, 16% in Finland and Czechoslovakia.

The report says that 17% of people in Italy have experienced harassment in the last five years, compared to an average of 41% in the European Union.

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