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The most criminal places in Eastern Europe: which Ukrainian cities top the list?

Every year, Numbeo compiles a list of the most criminal cities in Eastern Europe. This year, 4 Ukrainian cities made it into the top ten, and one of them topped the overall ranking. Find out which Ukrainian cities have become the most criminal and how the crime index is determined

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Numbeo, a Serbian online database of consumer prices, real estate prices and quality of life indicators, annually ranks the world's most criminal cities. This year, four Ukrainian cities were included in the ranking, and one of them topped the list.


How is the city crime index determined?


The crime index is an assessment of the overall crime rate in a particular city. It is determined based on the data and opinions of online users. In particular, they evaluate their sense of safety in a particular city, as well as their level of concern about robbery, discrimination, assault, or harassment.


List of the most criminal cities in Eastern Europe


Kyiv, Odesa, Dnipro, and Kharkiv were included in the ranking of the most criminal cities. The capital of Ukraine took 8th place in the ranking, while Kharkiv was ranked 5th. Dnipro and Odesa topped the list, taking 1st and 2nd place respectively.


In addition, Minsk (Belarus) was ranked 3rd, Constanta (Romania) - 4th, Craiova (Romania) - 6th, Novosibirsk (russia) - 7th, Chisinau (Moldova) - 9th, and Sofia (Bulgaria) - 10th.


The last city in the ranking, 30th, was Cluj-Napoca in Romania. It should be noted that as many as 7 cities in Romania were included in the criminal ranking.




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Meanwhile, in the global ranking of the most criminal cities according to Numbeo, Dnipro ranks 17th and Odesa ranks 20th. They are several steps ahead of Brussels, Manchester, Nice, Athens, and Paris. The top three cities on the global list are the Italian city of Catania, the French city of Marseille, and the UK city of Birmingham.


If you're wondering why, for example, Odesa has "criminal roots," we suggest you learn more about the gangster past of Ukrainian cities with Visit Ukraine as part of safe tours around Ukraine. On our website, you will find interesting tours such as "Criminal Odesa" or "Kyiv Ghetto", as well as more than 500 other tours to different parts of the country. Follow the link and choose a tour for the dates convenient for you. And we will take care of your transfer, accommodation, leisure and safety!


We remind you! More than 2.4 million foreigners visited Ukraine last year, some of them from very unexpected countries such as Ecuador, North Korea, Jamaica, Zambia, and Yemen. Read our previous article to find out how many of these brave tourists came to Ukraine, from which far-flung corners of the world they came, and for what purpose.


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