February 4, 1992
Watch out in the bullring, but outside it, Madrid seems to be pretty safe. Berlin is another story. Still, the murder rate in major European cities pales by comparison to Los Angeles. (Murders per 100,000 people) Madrid: 0.6 Rome: 1.2 Athens: 1.9 Lisbon: 1.9 Paris: 2.4 London: 2.5 Budapest, Hungary: 4.1 Warsaw: 4.3 Berlin: 6.7 Los Angeles: 12.4 Source: Cities, Life in the World's 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas, November, 1990.