Rakvere becomes Estonia’s most crime-infested city

29.07.2011, 10:59

According to the data of the ministry of justice, 203 crimes per 10,000 inhabitants were committed in the town of Rakvere in the first half, making it Estonia’s crime capital.

While overall in Estonia, the number of crimes fell on an annual basis, crime in Rakvere was up 11%. In Tallinn, 18% fewer crimes were registered in the first half.

According to local police, the fastest-growing types of crime are theft from stores which account for about half of all crimes committed in Rakvere.

Rakvere is sharing the top spot with Tallinn which also recorded 203 crimes per 10,000 inhabitants in the first half. Third was Narva with 175 crimes, followed by Kohtla-Järve (174), Maardu (166), Pärnu (163), Tartu (151), Sillamäe (138) and Viljandi (101).