Judicial Reform and the Empowerment of Victims
Zagreb, 28-29 Nov. 2012
Armed Incidents in Croatia Database
The following graphics are a representation of the monthly incidents of armed violence in Croatia as reported in the state's press. The incidents have been categorised by location, gender, age and weapon type used / seized to give the public and policy makers a view into the trends and dynamics of armed violence in Croatia.
In the coming months, this database will be expanded to represent the relative importance of other social dynamics (such as levels of poverty and education) and their impact on armed violence.
The EUSAC programme supports the Croatian Ministry of Interior and non-governmental actors in their efforts to combat the rise in armed violence. For more information on this project see "Justice and Security Projects".
Important trends in Armed Violence in Croatia (Jan-July 2008):
- City of Zagreb still has the greatest number of recorded armed incidents per capita
- The rise in recorded armed incidents is almost 70%, compared to first half of 2007
- Comparison of armed incidents in Croatia and public perception of community safety revealed alarming situation in Bjelovarsko-bilogorska county and City of Zagreb
- Bjelovarsko-bilogorska and Karlovacka county showed the lowest level of happiness with high rate of armed incidents
- Pistols and revolers are the most commonly used firearm in armed incidents
- Men and boys are responsible for 98% (In 2007 - 99%) of all reported armed violence incidents
- Women and girls represent 46% (In 2007 - 40%) of the victims of all reported armed violence incidents
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Important Trends in Armed Violence in Croatia (2007)