A few years ago I worked out the incarceration rates by nationality in the UK, these are the figures for the number of people in prison in England per 100000 people, for various nationalities of Eastern Europe:
- Romania- 829
- Lithuania- 366
- Czech- 185
- Hungary- 183
- Poland- 113
- Bulgaria- 64
- Slovakia- 48
Update: There is an interesting observation in the comments from Stelucia (who I assume is Romanian):
Romanians have already the right to travel freely without a visa in all EU countries. What they don't have yet are full workings rights within EU, which is something completely different.If you imagined a country where they selected British emigrants in such a way as to mostly get criminals you'd end up with a situation where the emigrants were not typical of Britain as a whole. Come to think of it, I think that I have just described Australia.
This policy of restricting workings rights produced a negative selection: honest, hard working people remained in Romania.