Trump’s favourite TV channel Fox has named Lithuania’s thee top cities as the most “deadly” in Europe based on a report by UN Office on Drugs and Crime released in 2019.
Kaunas topped the list with 5.4 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, Vilnius came second with 3.9, and Klaipėda placed third with 3.9.
The other cities bringing up the rear were Marseille in France, Debrecen in Hungary, Celje in Slovenia, Belfast in Northern Ireland, Tampere in Finland, Budapest in Hungary, and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Fox did mention that “the ‘deadliest’ city in Europe has less than one tenth of the homicides per 100,000 than the US city with the highest homicide rate,” St. Louis with 60.9 murders per 100,000 in 2018.
“When compared to US data, European cities can be considered much safer in terms of murder rates,” according to Fox.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda invited his American counterpart Donald Trump, an avid follower of Fox News, to visit Lithuania back in September 2019. Although Brussels didn’t make the list, the American president told Fox in 2017 that the so-called Capital of Europe is “a living hell hole”. Kaunas, meanwhile, only sports a Devils’ Museum.