March 07
2021
Trajan Shipley
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22nd February 2021
Human Rights

Fundamental Rights Agency publishes report on violence and harassment across the EU

The EU Fundamental Rights Agency has published a report on the impact of violence and harassment throughout the general population of the EU, based on the first-ever EU-wide survey of this kind. The results show that there is a great difference between official crime figures and the real extent of violent acts, as more than one in four citizens admitted that they were victims of harassment and 22 million were physically attacked in one year.

Specifically, young, disabled and LGTBI people are particularly affected by harassment and violent acts. The report’s results also shed light over gender differences, as men most often face violence in public settings, while women often encounter threats in their own home, and are more likely

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