Crime drops in 2018 – Violent and serious crime down nearly 9 percent

The Minister of Home Affairs said on Friday 4th January that crime had a “very significant drop” in 2018, with a fall of about nine percent in the number of violent and serious crimes.

“Portugal has been recognised as one of the safest countries in the world and 2018 has reinforced this trend with a very significant downward drop, close to nine percent, of the latest figures available for violent and serious crime,” said Eduardo Cabrita.

The Minister of Home Affairs said on Friday that crime had a “very significant drop” in 2018, with a fall of about nine percent in the number of violent and serious crimes.

“Portugal has been recognized as one of the safest countries in the world and 2018 has reinforced this trend with a very significant downward drop, close to nine percent, of the last remaining non-final figures available for violent and serious crime,” said Eduardo Cabrita.


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