There has been an enormous amount of discussion on the internet over the last couple of years about crime and safety in Barcelona, much of it negative in the extreme, and I thought it about time to set a few things straight.
Barcelona (and Spain in general) is generally a very safe place – the locals will tell you that violent crime is virtually non-existent and this is backed up by the stats showing that Spain rates a lowly 28th in the list of World crime, way below UK and US. A holiday in Barcelona is much safer in terms of violent crime than most major cities in the world. Read more »
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