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  • Age of criminal responsibility: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.  The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.
  • Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night: Safety walking alone during night. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the night?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Rape rate: Number of rape incidents per 100,000 citizens in different countries. Figures do not take into account rape incidents that go unreported to the police.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes per million people: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Total crimes per 1000: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Software piracy rate: The piracy rate is the total number of units of pirated software deployed in 2007 divided by the total units of software installed.
  • Murders with firearms: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Murders with firearms per million: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Fear of crime > Violent hate crime: Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked: Worries attacked. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being physically attacked by strangers?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perceived problems > Illegal drugs: Problem people using or dealing drugs. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) people using or dealing drugs?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day: Safety walking alone during daylight. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the daylight?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Murders > Per 100,000 people: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed: Worries being mugged or robbed. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being mugged and robbed?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery: Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft: Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) property crimes such as vandalism and theft?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery: Problem corruption and bribery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) corruption and bribery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter: Worries home broken and things stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How worried are you about....having your home broken into and something stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted: Worries being insulted. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being insulted or pestered by anybody, while in the street or any other public place?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Total crime victims: People victimized by crime (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people victimized by one or more of 11 crimes recorded in the survey: robbery, burglary, attempted burglary, car theft, car vandalism, bicycle theft, sexual assault, theft from car, theft of personal property, assault and threats. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen: Worries things from car stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......having things stolen from your car?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Car thefts: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Assault victims: People victimized by assault (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevelence.
  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Suicide rates > Ages 15-24: Suicide rates per 100,000 people by given age group, late 1990s.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Murders > WHO: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen: Worries car stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......having your car stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole: Minimum to serve before eligibility for requesting parole.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Car thefts per 1000: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Property crime victims: People victimized by property crime (as a % of the total population). Includes car theft, theft from car, burglary with entry and attempted burglary. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21: Under age of 18 (or 21).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Punishment > Has indefinite sentence: Indefinite sentence (excl. preventive or psychiatric detainment).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Perception of safety > Walking in dark: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel safe walking in the dark.
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Frauds per 1000: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Judges and Magistrates: Number of Judges and Magistrates
  • Prisoners > Foreign prisoners: Prisoners who are foreign nationals, expressed as a percentage share of total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Robbery victims: People victimized by robbery (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Believe in police efficiency: Proportion of people in international Crime Victims Survey 2000 who say police do a good job in controlling crime in their area.
  • Prosecutors: Number of prosecutors per 100,000 population.
  • Bribery victims: People victimized by bribery (corruption) (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people who have been asked or expected to pay a bribe by a government official. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Murders committed by youths per capita: Homicide rate per 100,000 population aged 10–29 years
  • Suicide rates > Ages 25-34: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Perception of safety > Burglary: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel only a small risk of burglary.
  • Judges and Magistrates per million: Number of Judges and Magistrates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Embezzlements: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
  • Murders committed by youths per million: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled: The percentage of the offical prison capacity filled. This is obtained by comparing the number of prisoners in a nation to the offical capacity of the nation's prison system. Data for 2003.
  • Jails: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Embezzlements per million: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Suicide rates > Ages above 75: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Prison staff: Number of correction staff in adult prisons per 100,000 population.
  • Jails per million: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Reporting to police: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 who feel they can report crimes to police - perception.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 35-44: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 45-54: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 55-64: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 65-74: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
STAT Denmark United States HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 15
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than United States
6
Ranked 58th.
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 61.67
Ranked 55th.
65.22
Ranked 44th. 6% more than Denmark
Crime levels 23.44
Ranked 78th.
55.84
Ranked 30th. 2 times more than Denmark
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 5.5%
Ranked 10th.
13.7%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 64.84
Ranked 26th. 55% more than United States
41.84
Ranked 60th.
Murder rate 1.01 5
Police officers 197.8
Ranked 24th.
243.6
Ranked 27th. 23% more than Denmark
Rape rate 6.4
Ranked 36th.
27.3
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than Denmark

Total crimes 491,026
Ranked 24th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 24 times more than Denmark
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 12
Ranked 52nd.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Denmark
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 0.85
Ranked 42nd.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 6 times more than Denmark

Violent crime > Murder rate 47
Ranked 88th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 277 times more than Denmark

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 8.51
Ranked 104th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 5 times more than Denmark

Violent crime > Rapes 400
Ranked 38th.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 212 times more than Denmark

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 72.42
Ranked 35th.
274.04
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than Denmark

Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,950
Ranked 21st.
2,014
Ranked 1st. 3% more than Denmark
Total crimes per 1000 91.34
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than United States
41.29
Ranked 22nd.
Drugs > Opiates use 0.5%
Ranked 8th.
0.57%
Ranked 3rd. 14% more than Denmark
Software piracy rate 25%
Ranked 101st. 25% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Murders with firearms 14
Ranked 40th.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 669 times more than Denmark
Prisoners 3,435 prisoners
Ranked 107th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 588 times more than Denmark
Violent crime > Murders 47
Ranked 88th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 277 times more than Denmark

Robberies 48.8
Ranked 37th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Denmark
Violent crime > Murders per million people 8.51
Ranked 104th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 5 times more than Denmark

Murders with firearms per million 2.6
Ranked 38th.
32.57
Ranked 10th. 13 times more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 26.61
Ranked 51st.
32.55
Ranked 31st. 22% more than Denmark
Prisoners > Per capita 72 per 100,000 people
Ranked 112th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 33.87
Ranked 64th.
42.08
Ranked 43th. 24% more than Denmark
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 34.68
Ranked 67th.
61.82
Ranked 19th. 78% more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 90.62
Ranked 14th. 20% more than United States
75.24
Ranked 57th.

Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.1
Ranked 115th.
5.9
Ranked 63th. 5 times more than Denmark
Burglaries 1,317.9
Ranked 3rd. 84% more than United States
714.4
Ranked 9th.

Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 27.5
Ranked 73th.
45.01
Ranked 47th. 64% more than Denmark
Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 31.45
Ranked 59th.
75.54
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Denmark
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 33.06
Ranked 82nd.
57.93
Ranked 28th. 75% more than Denmark
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 36.5%
Ranked 2nd.
51.6%
Ranked 1st. 41% more than Denmark
Auto theft 281.9
Ranked 12th.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 38% more than Denmark

Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence ?? Varies by state
Rape victims 0.4%
Ranked 14th. The same as United States
0.4%
Ranked 13th.
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 14
Ranked 93th.
42.45
Ranked 69th. 3 times more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 32.26
Ranked 72nd.
48.52
Ranked 39th. 50% more than Denmark
Frauds 7,533
Ranked 29th.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 49 times more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 30.65
Ranked 72nd.
44.84
Ranked 33th. 46% more than Denmark
Total crime victims 23%
Ranked 10th. 9% more than United States
21.1%
Ranked 15th.
Assaults 214.1
Ranked 21st.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Denmark
Sentence Length 3
Ranked 43th.
29
Ranked 30th. 10 times more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 34.17
Ranked 77th.
59.02
Ranked 33th. 73% more than Denmark
Car thefts 29,101
Ranked 19th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 43 times more than Denmark
Assault victims 1.4%
Ranked 8th. 17% more than United States
1.2%
Ranked 9th.
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence ?? Varies by state
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 9.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
13.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th. 47% more than Denmark
Drug offences 1,053 per 100,000 people
Ranked 34th. 88% more than United States
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st.
Prisoners > Female 4.7%
Ranked 52nd.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 81% more than Denmark
Prisoners per 1000 0.639 prisoners
Ranked 120th.
7.02 prisoners
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than Denmark
Murders > WHO 0.8
Ranked 171st.
5.6
Ranked 88th. 7 times more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 26.61
Ranked 74th.
42.04
Ranked 45th. 58% more than Denmark
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 12 years, or never 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)
Murders committed by youths 20
Ranked 57th.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 411 times more than Denmark
Car thefts per 1000 5.41
Ranked 6th. 25% more than United States
4.33
Ranked 11th.
Property crime victims 7.6%
Ranked 14th.
10%
Ranked 7th. 32% more than Denmark
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 Maximum 16 years Yes ( de jure )
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence Yes Yes
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Perception of safety > Walking in dark 81%
Ranked 4th.
82%
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than Denmark
Serious assaults 26.7
Ranked 19th.
281.6
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than Denmark
Frauds per 1000 1.4
Ranked 21st. 8% more than United States
1.29
Ranked 24th.
Judges and Magistrates 667
Ranked 33th.
29,023
Ranked 3rd. 44 times more than Denmark
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 16.3%
Ranked 29th. 33 times more than United States
0.5%
Ranked 77th.
Robbery victims 0.7%
Ranked 15th. 17% more than United States
0.6%
Ranked 16th.
Believe in police efficiency 71%
Ranked 7th.
89%
Ranked 1st. 25% more than Denmark
Prosecutors 11.2%
Ranked 1st. 27% more than United States
8.8%
Ranked 1st.

Bribery victims 0.3%
Ranked 10th. 50% more than United States
0.2%
Ranked 12th.
Murders committed by youths per capita 1.5
Ranked 46th.
11
Ranked 14th. 7 times more than Denmark
Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 16.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th. 10% more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th.
Perception of safety > Burglary 75%
Ranked 5th.
78%
Ranked 4th. 4% more than Denmark
Judges and Magistrates per million 124.07
Ranked 24th. 23% more than United States
100.91
Ranked 31st.
Embezzlements 643
Ranked 36th.
17,300
Ranked 4th. 27 times more than Denmark
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 29.5%
Ranked 75th. 48% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Murders committed by youths per million 3.76
Ranked 48th.
29.48
Ranked 16th. 8 times more than Denmark
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 100.4%
Ranked 92nd.
0.0
Ranked 126th.
Jails 56
Ranked 31st.
1,558
Ranked 6th. 28 times more than Denmark
Embezzlements per million 119.61
Ranked 34th. 99% more than United States
60.15
Ranked 39th.
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 46.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than United States
22 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th.
Prison staff 92.4%
Ranked 11th.
138.3%
Ranked 1st. 50% more than Denmark

Jails per million 10.42
Ranked 12th. 92% more than United States
5.42
Ranked 24th.
Reporting to police 56%
Ranked 4th. 8% more than United States
52%
Ranked 7th.
Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 23.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 4th. 56% more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th.
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 35.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United States
14.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 32.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United States
13.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 43.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.

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