Think again. The EU regards Ireland as one of the crime capitals of Europe.
A report by Gallup says that Ireland has the highest risk of crime in Europe with high levels of assault, sexual assault, robberies, thefts from cars and from the person.
A summary of a Gallup poll can be found here.
If you've decided to try somewhere else than reports for other parts of the EU can be found here.
Céad míle fáilte!