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Who Has The Worst Crime Rate Per Capita?

It isn't who you think...

The top crime neighborhood in the world isn't in Sao Paulo or Lagos. It's not the Bronx in New York, or even Wedding in Berlin. It's the small city ruled by Pope Benedict XVI, which apparently sees more criminal cases per capita than any other part of the world.

The Vatican's attorney general Nicola Picardi released the astounding statistic at the start of 2007: The tiny nation's justice department in 2006 had to contend with 341 civil and 486 criminal cases. In a population of 492, that measures out to 1.5 cases per person -- twenty times the corresponding rate in Italy.

Obviously, this is mostly from folks who make the journey to the Vatican, not from permanent residents, but it's still an interesting stat.

Posted by Jake on 01/28/07 @ 04:41 PM
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