The 2023 Global Organized Crime Index ranks Serbia among the three countries with the highest levels of organized crime in the Western Balkans. At the same time, based on this index, Kosovo has the lowest level of crime in the region, “Koha” reported.
Based on the data of this index, in 2021 Kosovo had the lowest crime rate in the Western Balkans with 5.19 points, while this year it was rated with 4.97 points, once again ranking first, followed by from North Macedonia with 5.03. The level of stability is rated at 5.08 points, while in 2021 it was 4.42 points, ranking third after North Macedonia and Albania.
Serbia was again rated with the highest level of crime at 6.22 points, followed by Montenegro with 5.90 points and Bosnia and Herzegovina with 5.85 points.
In its assessment, the Global Organized Crime Index is based on three main elements: The scope, scale and influence of 15 criminal markets, the structure and influence of five types of criminal entities, the presence and ability of countries to be resistant to organized crime, measured in 12 building blocks the element of sustainability.