In terms of robbery statistics, the city of Kyiv is now safer than Berlin.
Kyiv City Administration’s Yuri Nazarov is citing the improvement in city safety largely on the implementation of city-wide surveillance cameras. Other factors such as economic and employment improvement are probably contributing.
“Statistics confirm positive trends for urban security after the implementation of the system. According to the National Police, in 2016 there were an average of 16-17 robberies daily, and in 2019 – already 5, ”Nazarov said.
Considering the population of around 3.3 million, Kyiv is rapidly becoming one of the safest cities in Europe in terms of both volume and on a per capita basis. Citing Bundeskriminalamt’s official German crime statistics, Berlin’s (population 3.3 million) 4,242 reported robberies vs Kyiv’s 1825 is no comparison.
The video surveillance system in the capital has about 7000 cameras. They are installed on streets, entrances and exits from the city, near social facilities, shopping areas and architectural monuments.