×

Country vs country: Denmark and United States compared: Crime

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • 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.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Rapes: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
STAT Denmark United States HISTORY
Assault victims 1.4%
Ranked 8th. 17% more than United States
1.2%
Ranked 9th.

Assaults 214.1
Ranked 21st.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Denmark

Burglaries 1,317.9
Ranked 3rd. 84% more than United States
714.4
Ranked 9th.

Car thefts 29,101
Ranked 19th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 43 times 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.

Murder rate 1.01 5

Murders with firearms 14
Ranked 40th.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 669 times more than Denmark

Police officers 197.8%
Ranked 24th.
243.6%
Ranked 27th. 23% more than Denmark

Prisoners 3,435 prisoners
Ranked 107th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 588 times 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

Rape victims 0.4%
Ranked 14th. The same as United States
0.4%
Ranked 13th.

Rapes 396
Ranked 24th. 13 times more than United States
30.2
Ranked 5th.

Robberies 48.8
Ranked 37th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Denmark

Software piracy rate 25%
Ranked 101st. 25% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

Total crimes 491,026
Ranked 24th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 24 times more than Denmark

SOURCES: UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention); The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention); International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

"Crime: Denmark and United States compared", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/Denmark/United-States/Crime

Contribute an insight

captcha

Was this page useful for you?