Croatia as dangerous as Laos and Bosnia

There is no end to anti-Croatian propaganda from the Brits. This time Croatia ranks pretty low on the 2009 Peace Index, whatever that might be. The safest country is New Zealand, the least peaceful is Iraq. Croatia ranks 49, in the good company of mostly African nations.
Croatia scores especially bad on "Perceptions of criminality in society", "Number of internal security officers and police 100,000 people" and surprisingly "Likelihood of violent demonstrations". The Peace Index maybe anticipated on the upcoming pro- and anti-gay demonstrations (13 June) or else I have no idea whereupon this is based. It's pretty peaceful here, if you ask me. If it gets ugly on the 13th, you'll read it here.

3 reacties:

beppe said...

Wow, I was in Croatia few weeks ago and I survived.
It means that:
a) I was lucky
b) The Guardian's journalist was drunk

Britons... ;)

lipik said...

I never felt safer than when visiting Croatia. Even in Zagreb, even duringthe war ...
Perception or statistics...

Boris Levalle said...

In a way a high score on "Perceptions of criminality in society" can be interpreted positively, as it shows that people are upset about crime. Crime could be something like decayed buildings in Zagreb: they are omnipresent and so you don't notice them anymore if you live here long enough.