In 2000, on average, victimization rates for both burglary and attempts were slightly lower in Western Europe compared with central Eastern Europe, according to the International Crime Victim Survey of 2000.

Author:Comey, Philip
Position:Inter Alia - Brief Article
 
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In 2000, on average, victimization rates for both burglary and attempts were slightly lower in Western Europe compared with central Eastern Europe, according to the International Crime Victim Survey of 2000. Among the reasons for lower rates of burglary and attempts in Western Europe may be that the use of preventive measures is more widespread. Although the most frequent method to prevent burglaries adopted by approximately 40 percent of respondents across Europe is making arrangements with neighbors when leaving the house unattended, households equipped with burglar alarms were twice as frequent in Western Europe. The use of crime prevention schemes at the neighbor level was also used by 12 percent of Western Europeans against only 4 percent in central Eastern Europe.

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