Seven in 10 Athenians worried about crime, report shows

A new study indicates that seven out of 10 Greeks are worried that they may fall victim to crime in the capital. 

According to the study, which was carried out by the Geochoros research team at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), 69 percent of respondents are concerned about becoming the victim of a burglary, mugging or other crime. 

Researchers used the responses to an online questionnaire posted on the NTUA's website to compile their findings. 

The highest level of concern was about potential burglaries, with four in 10 (41.8 percent) respondents saying they feared a break-in.

Three in 10 (31.3 percent) said they feared street muggings, with around the same proportion (30.7 percent) expressing concern about their children's safety on their way to school or in public parks.

Nearly three in 10 (28 percent) said they were worried about...

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