The migration of criminality between European countries is a major source of social and political tension on the continent. Though dominant in the news, this phenomenon is barely covered in reports released by national and European institutions, creating an information gap that furthers mistrust and fear between people.
Which are the countries that have become main sources of criminal activities? What routes do they follow? What is specific to one country or another when it comes to crimes? How much is reality and how much is myth? What are the main causes of these crimes?
A team of international journalists across six nations took a closer look at this phenomenon, gathering statistics on prisoner numbers from national institutions in 25 European countries and creating infographics that would help the public better understand the scale of criminality and its relationship to migration. They also studied a variety of offenses, from human trafficking to drug dealing and from shoplifting to car thefts, by talking with former convicts, victims, experts, and authorities and travelling to hot spots on the crime map of Europe.
(Photo credits: © Michael Bird / © Kristjan Teedema)
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- El calvario de las rumanas víctimas de explotación sexual en España (ES) - Bez.es (Spain), 2nd November 2016
- Marokkanen grootste buitenlandse populatie in Europese gevangenissen (NL) - De Standaard (Belgium), 2nd November 2016
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- De yonqui a redentor: Iñaki, el pastor de la Cañada Real (ES) - Bez.es (Spain), 24th November 2016
- Un limbo legal hace de España la capital europea de la prostitución (ES) - Bez.es (Spain), 3rd November 2016
- Rumanos y marroquíes copan la población extranjera en cárceles de la UE (ES) - Bez.es (Spain), 1st November 2016
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- EUROCRIMES. 3.000 de români se află în închisorile din Italia. Conaționalii le-au luat locul mafioților: Au trecut de la tâlhării la aruncarea în aer a bancomatelor (RO) - România Liberă (Romania), 7th November 2016
- O româncă traficată în Spania povestește despre calea de la tragedie la o viață normală: Când încep să te violeze, trebuie să taci, fiindcă nu vrei să te omoare (RO) - România Liberă (Romania), 3rd November 2016
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