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Crime > Drug offences: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Germany 250,969 per 100,000 people 2000
2 United Kingdom 183,419 per 100,000 people 2000
3 Canada 92,590 per 100,000 people 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 84,593.74 per 100,000 people 2000
4 South Africa 53,810 per 100,000 people 2000
5 Switzerland 49,201 per 100,000 people 2000
6 Belgium 40,856 per 100,000 people 2000
7 Sweden 38,005 per 100,000 people 2000
8 Italy 37,965 per 100,000 people 2000
9 Poland 36,178 per 100,000 people 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 30,298.77 per 100,000 people 2000
NATO countries average (profile) 27,691.56 per 100,000 people 2000
10 Japan 26,477 per 100,000 people 2000
European Union average (profile) 25,873.63 per 100,000 people 2000
11 New Zealand 23,747 per 100,000 people 2000
12 Mexico 23,588 per 100,000 people 2000
Eurozone average (profile) 23,080.38 per 100,000 people 2000
13 Austria 22,422 per 100,000 people 2000
Non-religious countries average (profile) 18,040.51 per 100,000 people 2000
14 Morocco 17,064 per 100,000 people 2000
15 Argentina 15,508 per 100,000 people 2000
16 Finland 13,857 per 100,000 people 2000
17 Netherlands 12,683 per 100,000 people 2000
18 Croatia 10,819 per 100,000 people 2000
19 Slovenia 5,583 per 100,000 people 2000
20 Belarus 5,303 per 100,000 people 2000
21 Hungary 4,786 per 100,000 people 2000
22 Peru 4,359 per 100,000 people 2000
23 Bolivia 3,938 per 100,000 people 2000
24 Czech Republic 3,860 per 100,000 people 2000
25 Portugal 3,758 per 100,000 people 2000
26 Burma 2,867 per 100,000 people 2000
27 Moldova 2,481 per 100,000 people 2000
28 Azerbaijan 2,190 per 100,000 people 2000
29 Panama 1,484 per 100,000 people 2000
30 Luxembourg 1,321 per 100,000 people 2000
31 Romania 1,291 per 100,000 people 2000
32 Slovakia 1,119 per 100,000 people 2000
33 Costa Rica 1,099 per 100,000 people 2000
34 Denmark 1,053 per 100,000 people 2000
35 Iceland 994 per 100,000 people 2000
36 Norway 987.1 per 100,000 people 2000
37 Lithuania 937 per 100,000 people 2000
38 Uruguay 857 per 100,000 people 2000
39 Tunisia 815 per 100,000 people 2000
40 Latvia 629 per 100,000 people 2000
41 United States 560.1 per 100,000 people 2000
42 Cyprus 436 per 100,000 people 2000
43 Thailand 428.9 per 100,000 people 2000
44 Malta 341 per 100,000 people 2000
45 Chile 324 per 100,000 people 2000
46 Maldives 293 per 100,000 people 2000
47 Albania 250 per 100,000 people 2000
48 Oman 247 per 100,000 people 2000
49 Nepal 201 per 100,000 people 2000
50 Ireland 190.2 per 100,000 people 2000
51 France 176.1 per 100,000 people 2000
52 Malaysia 48.6 per 100,000 people 2000
53 Singapore 46.8 per 100,000 people 2000
54 Hong Kong 34 per 100,000 people 2000
55 Greece 33.3 per 100,000 people 2000
56 Spain 27.9 per 100,000 people 2000
57 South Korea 9.9 per 100,000 people 2000
58 Turkey 4.6 per 100,000 people 2000
59 China 3.9 per 100,000 people 2000
60 Indonesia 3.4 per 100,000 people 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Drug offences. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Drug-offences

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Interesting observations about Crime > Drug offences

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Not sure about other European countries, but in Germany commas and periods in figures are reversed. E.g. "2,5" would be "2.5" [decimal point] in the US. If you take a statistical report written in German and don't know this, then 250 plus some fractions reads as 250-thousand. My guess is, that other countries that high on the list use a similar notation. The author needs to go back to the source and get this straightened out.

Posted on 28 Jul 2011

Ann E Buddy

Ann E Buddy

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It's easy to get 250,969 per 100,000 people if there are repeat offenders, which I feel is quite likely in the drugs world as people like using them.

Posted on 06 Jan 2011

dairyfarm

dairyfarm

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What? Somebody needs to start again here.

Posted on 16 Mar 2010

Charlie

Charlie

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All the numbers cited above that of the US are wrong. The webmasters used absolute counts rather than rate per 100,000 (e.g., Germany had an actual 2002 drug offence rate of 304 per 100,000 people; Canada, 295/100K; etc.).

The original dataset can be found here (pp. 44-47): http://www.unodc.org/pdf/crime/eighthsurvey/5678svr.pdf

Posted on 16 Mar 2010

AKTor

AKTor

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250.000 per 82.000.000 poorly loaded the data, please be more vigilant, people work with this data

Posted on 09 Mar 2010

casiuno

casiuno

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remember when looking at these statistics that one person can be charged with multiple offenses. That's why the figure that is given (per 100,000 people) can be more than '100,000'.

Posted on 01 Mar 2010

GJR

GJR

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Impossible...

Germany 2.5 offences per every man woman and child... and the US, a notoriously drug-infested country, 560.1 per 100000 people?

No way.

Posted on 07 Feb 2010

ME

ME

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These stats need an urgent review. I can't find anything to corroberate the figures I see in the top 5

Posted on 04 Feb 2010

Dirk

Dirk

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Or there is more then one person with only one drug charge. Duh

Posted on 08 Jan 2010

Kyle L

Kyle L

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Germans love drugs.

Posted on 23 Sep 2009

Don B Sillier

Don B Sillier

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So, in Germany they have 250,969 drug offences per 100,000 people?
That's over 2.5 offences for every man, woman and child in Germany?
Do these stats mean anything? Or are the commas in the wrong places?

Posted on 13 May 2009

Don B. Silly

Don B. Silly

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