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Have you ever been a victim of crime?

Today is the European Day for Victims of Crime. Ask any friend if they have ever been involved in a fight, harassed on the street or if they have experienced online fraud. Most of us have a story to tell. As more than 1 in 4 Europeans were harassed within one year. Over 20 million were physically attacked.

Last Friday the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights launched a new report based on the first ever EU-wide survey (with 35.000 participants) on people's real life experiences with crime - which differ quite a bit from the official numbers reported to the police!

I got to moderate the online-launch of the report and ask the European Commission's Coordinator for victims' rights Katarzyna Janicka-Pawlowska, professor and researcher Antony Pemberton, Anu Leps from the Estonian Ministry of Justice as well as Joanne Goodey from FRA for their reaction on these new findings. And even more importantly: how we can use this data or "gold mine" as they called it, to make all of us more aware that we could turn into a witness, a victim or even a perpetrator ourselves one day. Which is why it is so important to make crimes more seen and by that prevent more harm from happening!

Recording here:



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