Western Europe remains one of the safest regions in the world to study abroad.
However, some crime statistics revealed situations one would not expect, particularly with regard to rape and sexual assault. Some cities and countries in Europe, though perceived to be very safe, had either high per capita rates of rape and sexual assault, or showed a disturbing upward trend in violence towards women.
According to dailymail.co.uk, the countries where women suffered the most sexual assaults and physical attacks (per capita):
4. Netherlands (Holland)
5. United Kingdom
9. Czech Republic