Crime in Albania, 2021 marks a crime record; the "most dangerous" cities
In the span of 18 years, 2004-2021, the criminality coefficient (the rate of consumption of criminal offenses) in Albania is calculated with an annual average of about 146 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants.
According to the data obtained from Open Data Albania , the year 2021 marks the highest value of this indicator, namely 196 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants. Also, high values mark the years 2019 (177 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants) and 2013 (175 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants).
Crime at the country level, according to districts, estimates that the highest crime rate (196-310 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants) is in the districts: Durrës, Kukës, Kurbin, Lezhë, Mat, Pogradec, Tirana.
The crime rate is close to the national average (150-196 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants) in the districts of Elbasan, Korçë, Vlorë, Shkodër, Lushnje.
Crime with values below the national average (100-190 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants) is found in the districts of Berat, Fier, Krujë, Pukë.
In the years 2004-2021, the highest average of this coefficient was recorded by the capital of Albania, Tirana, followed by Tropoja, Durres and Vlora. The highest value of this indicator was reached by Tropoja in 2007, namely 369 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants.
The data are based on the Statistical Yearbooks of the Ministry of Justice, while the processing, comments and analysis were carried out by the ODA. The crime rate is a parameter that measures the crime rate in a certain area in relation to the population of that area.