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Denmark

Denmark Crime Stats

Background:

Denmark has one of the highest total number of crimes globally, with 491,026 crimes reported in 2002 - the 24th highest. Indeed, some 23% of the population claim to have been victims of a crime. Despite these facts, Danish people believe that their country is one of the safest, with 81% stating they feel they can walk in the dark safely, and 71% admitting their are satisfied with police efficiency.

Definitions

  • 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.
  • 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: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • 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
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held 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.
  • 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 AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Burglaries 1,317.9 2006 3rd out of 55
Car thefts 29,101 2002 19th out of 73
Kidnappings 0.3 2006 37th out of 57
Murder rate 1.01 2009
Murders 51% 2006 27th out of 38
Murders > Per capita 9.39 per 1 million people 2006 24th out of 37
Murders with firearms 14 2002 40th out of 48
Prisoners 3,435 prisoners 2002 107th out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 72 per 100,000 people 2003 112th out of 164
Rape rate 7.3 2009 19th out of 51
Rape victims 0.4% 2002 14th out of 20
Rapes 396 2009 24th out of 51
Robberies 48.8 2006 37th out of 71
Software piracy rate 25% 2007 101st out of 106
Total crimes 491,026 2002 24th out of 82

SOURCES: 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); 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); International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; UN Crime Stats; UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

"Denmark Crime Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Denmark/Crime

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There is one figure missing which I think its very relevance specially when mentioning a country like Denmark. That is Bicycle Thefts!

The good side is that the Danish government is developing a system to track stolen bikes, therefore it’s not active yet.

Some hope :)
- Dennis

Posted on 04 Jun 2009

Dennis

Dennis

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We are studying the family, was this immigration confirmed? verdi@telkomsa.net

Posted on 24 Jul 2010

ferdie grib

ferdie grib

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