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Country vs country: Germany and Switzerland compared: Crime stats

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Kidnappings: Number of kidnappings recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • 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.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males): Male.
  • 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.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females: Female.
  • 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.
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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 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.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

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

  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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).
  • Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007: Number of guns owned per 100 residents in various countries. Following data relates to the year 2007.
  • Convictions: Number of people convicted of a crime.
  • 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.
  • Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users: Percentage of injecting drug users who are HIV positive.
  • Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole: Minimum to serve before eligibility for requesting parole.

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  • Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

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  • Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21: Under age of 18 (or 21).

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  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • 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.
  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

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

  • Murders per million: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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.

  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Judges and Magistrates: Number of Judges and Magistrates
  • Death penalty > Abolition date: Amnesty International
  • Drug related crime: Number of drug related crimes recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Convictions per 1000: Number of people convicted of a crime. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Prisoners > Foreign prisoners: Prisoners who are foreign nationals, expressed as a percentage share of total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

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

  • Judges and Magistrates per million: Number of Judges and Magistrates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Prison staff: Number of correction staff in adult prisons per 100,000 population.
  • Unpaid diplomatic parking fines: Average Unpaid Annual New York City Parking Violations per Diplomat, 11/1997 to 11/2002.
  • 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.
  • Perception of safety > Burglary: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel only a small risk of burglary.
  • 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 > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 25-34: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • 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.
  • Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million: Average Unpaid Annual New York City Parking Violations per Diplomat, 11/1997 to 11/2002. 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.
  • 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.
  • Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses per million: Number of organised crime gang participation offences recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences: Number of offences relating to smuggling of migrants (people smuggling) as recorded by police in that country.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 35-44: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses: Number of organised crime gang participation offences recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Convictions > Juveniles: Number of juveniles who were convicted of a crime in the given year.
  • Suicide rates > Ages above 75: 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.
  • Convictions > Female: Proportion of all adult convictions that were of women.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 55-64: 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.
  • Convictions > Female per million: Proportion of all adult convictions that were of women. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Convictions: Number of people convicted for smuggling migrants by country.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences per million: Number of offences relating to smuggling of migrants (people smuggling) as recorded by police in that country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Convictions > Juveniles per million: Number of juveniles who were convicted of a crime in the given year. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted per million: Number of people prosecuted for smuggling migrants by country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted: Number of people prosecuted for smuggling migrants by country.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Convictions per million: Number of people convicted for smuggling migrants by country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT Germany Switzerland HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 14
Ranked 20th. 40% more than Switzerland
10
Ranked 40th.
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 52.2
Ranked 77th.
64.56
Ranked 45th. 24% more than Germany
Crime levels 23.57
Ranked 77th.
27.4
Ranked 74th. 16% more than Germany
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 4.8%
Ranked 4th. 41% more than Switzerland
3.4%
Ranked 15th.
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 75.16
Ranked 9th. 7% more than Switzerland
70.19
Ranked 18th.
Kidnappings 0.17
Ranked 8th.
3.66
Ranked 3rd. 22 times more than Germany
Murder rate 0.86 0.71
Murders > Per capita 2.48 per 1 million people
Ranked 35th.
13.17 per 1 million people
Ranked 20th. 5 times more than Germany
Police officers 303.8
Ranked 15th. 338 times more than Switzerland
0.9
Ranked 10th.

Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 9.9
Ranked 7th.
11.1
Ranked 6th. 12% more than Germany
Total crimes 6.51 million
Ranked 3rd. 21 times more than Switzerland
307,631
Ranked 31st.
Total crimes per 1000 78.89
Ranked 11th. 87% more than Switzerland
42.23
Ranked 20th.
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 30.3
Ranked 15th.
45.7
Ranked 4th. 51% more than Germany
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 0.81
Ranked 43th.
1.25
Ranked 39th. 54% more than Germany

Violent crime > Murder rate 690
Ranked 29th. 13 times more than Switzerland
52
Ranked 68th.

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 8.44
Ranked 79th. 27% more than Switzerland
6.65
Ranked 82nd.

Illicit drugs source of precursor chemicals for South American cocaine processors; transshipment point for and consumer of Southwest Asian heroin, Latin American cocaine, and European-produced synthetic drugs; major financial center a major international financial center vulnerable to the layering and integration stages of money laundering; despite significant legislation and reporting requirements, secrecy rules persist and nonresidents are permitted to conduct business through offshore entities and various intermediaries; transit country for and consumer of South American cocaine, Southwest Asian heroin, and Western European synthetics; domestic cannabis cultivation and limited ecstasy production
Murders with firearms 269
Ranked 11th. 4 times more than Switzerland
68
Ranked 23th.
Violent crime > Murders 690
Ranked 29th. 13 times more than Switzerland
52
Ranked 68th.

Prisoners 74,904 prisoners
Ranked 16th. 15 times more than Switzerland
4,982 prisoners
Ranked 96th.
Robberies 65.2
Ranked 30th. 19% more than Switzerland
54.6
Ranked 36th.

Software piracy rate 27%
Ranked 95th. 8% more than Switzerland
25%
Ranked 97th.
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,945
Ranked 7th. The same as Switzerland
1,944
Ranked 27th.
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 25.93
Ranked 53th. 24% more than Switzerland
20.83
Ranked 71st.
Prisoners > Per capita 96 per 100,000 people
Ranked 93th. 33% more than Switzerland
72 per 100,000 people
Ranked 111th.
Murders with firearms per million 3.26
Ranked 33th.
9.33
Ranked 21st. 3 times more than Germany
Drugs > Opiates use 0.3%
Ranked 6th.
0.6%
Ranked 4th. Twice as much as Germany
Violent crime > Murders per million people 8.44
Ranked 79th. 27% more than Switzerland
6.65
Ranked 82nd.

Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 36.25
Ranked 66th.
45.72
Ranked 47th. 26% more than Germany
Frauds 926,903
Ranked 1st. 90 times more than Switzerland
10,327
Ranked 27th.
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 92.19
Ranked 9th. 3% more than Switzerland
89.42
Ranked 19th.

Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 28.44
Ranked 70th. 6% more than Switzerland
26.95
Ranked 74th.
Burglaries 631.6
Ranked 12th.
758.1
Ranked 8th. 20% more than Germany

Murders > Per 100,000 people 1
Ranked 119th.
2.9
Ranked 79th. 3 times more than Germany
Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 20.81
Ranked 82nd.
21.47
Ranked 79th. 3% more than Germany
Murders 204%
Ranked 13th. 2 times more than Switzerland
98%
Ranked 24th.
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 22.8
Ranked 79th.
25.97
Ranked 75th. 14% more than Germany
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 35.47
Ranked 80th.
41.03
Ranked 69th. 16% more than Germany
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males) 15.6
Ranked 5th.
16.5
Ranked 5th. 6% more than Germany
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 26.09
Ranked 82nd.
34.87
Ranked 66th. 34% more than Germany
Auto theft 51.4
Ranked 35th.
768.8
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than Germany
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females 4.7
Ranked 4th.
6.2
Ranked 3rd. 32% more than Germany
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 23.53
Ranked 88th. 10% more than Switzerland
21.38
Ranked 90th.
Assaults 619.9
Ranked 7th. 6 times more than Switzerland
108.3
Ranked 31st.
Murders > WHO 0.7
Ranked 174th.
0.9
Ranked 166th. 29% more than Germany
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 35.16
Ranked 54th. 25% more than Switzerland
28.21
Ranked 76th.
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence See details Aggravated murder, aggravated hostage-taking, genocide, endangering the independence of the country
Prisoners per 1000 0.908 prisoners
Ranked 96th. 33% more than Switzerland
0.684 prisoners
Ranked 113th.
Car thefts 70,617
Ranked 10th. 8% more than Switzerland
65,571
Ranked 11th.
United States extradition treaties > Entered into force August 29, 1980<br>March 11, 1993 September 10, 1997
Prisoners > Female 5%
Ranked 45th.
6.2%
Ranked 24th. 24% more than Germany
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 4.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th.
17.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Germany
Drug offences 250,969 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Switzerland
49,201 per 100,000 people
Ranked 5th.
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 30.3
Ranked 14th.
45.7
Ranked 3rd. 51% more than Germany
Convictions 524,627
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than Switzerland
97,911
Ranked 11th.
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 27.87
Ranked 83th.
28
Ranked 82nd. About the same as Germany
Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users 3.86%
Ranked 43th.
7.33%
Ranked 28th. 90% more than Germany

Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 15 years 10 years or 15 years; individually set by judge
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 10 years under 15 : no imprisonment 15\u201317 : max. 4 years' imprisonment
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 50.45%
Ranked 19th.
54.11%
Ranked 17th. 7% more than Germany

Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 21.31
Ranked 80th. 21% more than Switzerland
17.67
Ranked 86th.
Judges 17.8%
Ranked 13th. 68% more than Switzerland
10.6%
Ranked 4th.
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Aggravated murder, genocide resulting in death, crimes against humanity resulting in death, war crimes against persons resulting in death None
Murders per million 2.48%
Ranked 34th.
13.09%
Ranked 20th. 5 times more than Germany
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence No Yes
Murders committed by youths 156
Ranked 25th. 9 times more than Switzerland
17
Ranked 59th.
Judges and Magistrates 20,901
Ranked 4th. 27 times more than Switzerland
770
Ranked 30th.
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,987
Ranked 3rd.
1,992
Ranked 3rd. About the same as Germany
Drug related crime 310
Ranked 8th.
628
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Germany
Car thefts per 1000 0.856
Ranked 36th.
9
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than Germany
Believe in police efficiency 67%
Ranked 12th. The same as Switzerland
67%
Ranked 11th.
Frauds per 1000 11.24
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Switzerland
1.42
Ranked 20th.
Convictions per 1000 6.37
Ranked 17th.
13.08
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Germany
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 29.9%
Ranked 19th.
70.8%
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Germany
Serious assaults 183.1
Ranked 1st. 63 times more than Switzerland
2.9
Ranked 44th.
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Judges and Magistrates per million 253.38
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Switzerland
105.7
Ranked 27th.
Prison staff 43.8%
Ranked 34th.
68.4%
Ranked 2nd. 56% more than Germany

Unpaid diplomatic parking fines 1
Ranked 114th. 10 times more than Switzerland
0.1
Ranked 118th.
Jails 209
Ranked 13th. 28% more than Switzerland
163
Ranked 19th.
Perception of safety > Burglary 45%
Ranked 14th.
64%
Ranked 8th. 42% more than Germany
United States extradition treaties > Date signed June 20, 1978<br>October 21, 1986 November 14, 1990
Murders committed by youths per million 1.9
Ranked 63th.
2.38
Ranked 58th. 25% more than Germany
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 21.2%
Ranked 102nd.
43%
Ranked 42nd. 2 times more than Germany
Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 9.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th.
18.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 6th. Twice as much as Germany
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 100.5%
Ranked 91st. 24% more than Switzerland
80.9%
Ranked 113th.
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million 0.0121
Ranked 116th.
0.0137
Ranked 115th. 13% more than Germany
Reporting to police 48%
Ranked 12th.
52%
Ranked 8th. 8% more than Germany
Jails per million 2.53
Ranked 60th.
22.38
Ranked 8th. 9 times more than Germany
Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses per million 10.2
Ranked 11th. 15 times more than Switzerland
0.668
Ranked 39th.

Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences 3,572
Ranked 6th. 76 times more than Switzerland
47
Ranked 28th.

Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 15.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
21.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 6th. 38% more than Germany
Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses 840
Ranked 5th. 168 times more than Switzerland
5
Ranked 38th.

Convictions > Juveniles 50,525
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Switzerland
14,045
Ranked 9th.
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 45.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 5th.
50.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 10% more than Germany
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 34.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 12% more than Switzerland
30.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 5th.
Convictions > Female 19%
Ranked 2nd. 36% more than Switzerland
14%
Ranked 11th.
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 32.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 19% more than Switzerland
27.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 5th.
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 28.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 4% more than Switzerland
27.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 6th.
Convictions > Female per million 0.231%
Ranked 28th.
1.87%
Ranked 15th. 8 times more than Germany
Smuggling of migrants > Convictions 150
Ranked 7th. 30 times more than Switzerland
5
Ranked 24th.

Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences per million 43.36
Ranked 12th. 7 times more than Switzerland
6.28
Ranked 31st.

Convictions > Juveniles per million 613.34
Ranked 12th.
1,876.69
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Germany
Death penalty > Abolition > Year of last use > Wartime 1945 1945?
Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted per million 10.2
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than Switzerland
1.6
Ranked 25th.

Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted 840
Ranked 4th. 70 times more than Switzerland
12
Ranked 26th.

Smuggling of migrants > Convictions per million 1.82
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than Switzerland
0.668
Ranked 25th.

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