In Slovakia, only 6.2% of its citizens reported crime, violence or vandalism in 2017, according to data from the Eurostat statistics office survey that's part of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 16) strategy.
The safest countries in the EU are in order:
Croatia, with only 3% of Croatians reporting crime, violence or vandalism in 2017. Poland, having only 5.4% and 3rd, again, Slovakia, with 6.2%.
Slovakia's accepted very few refugees or migrants during the European migrant crisis and has no problems concerning terror, no-go zones or sex crimes.
The EU average is 11.6%, CTK newswire reports, with Bulgaria bottoming out the list with 23.6% of Bulgarians reporting crime, violence or vandalism. As high as that is, it's actually been dropping over the past 3 years since it peaked at a record 28.6% in 2009.
"The ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ survey focuses on progress made in ensuring peace and personal security, in promoting access to justice and increasing trust in EU institutions," the Eurostat website explains.