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Crime > Drug offences: Countries Compared

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

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 GermanyGermany 250,969 per 100,000 people 2000
2 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 183,419 per 100,000 people 2000
3 CanadaCanada 92,590 per 100,000 people 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 84,593.74 per 100,000 people 2000
4 South AfricaSouth Africa 53,810 per 100,000 people 2000
5 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 49,201 per 100,000 people 2000
6 BelgiumBelgium 40,856 per 100,000 people 2000
7 SwedenSweden 38,005 per 100,000 people 2000
8 ItalyItaly 37,965 per 100,000 people 2000
9 PolandPoland 36,178 per 100,000 people 2000
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 30,298.77 per 100,000 people 2000
NATO countries averageNATO average 27,691.56 per 100,000 people 2000
10 JapanJapan 26,477 per 100,000 people 2000
European Union averageEuropean Union average 25,873.63 per 100,000 people 2000
11 New ZealandNew Zealand 23,747 per 100,000 people 2000
12 MexicoMexico 23,588 per 100,000 people 2000
Eurozone averageEurozone average 23,080.38 per 100,000 people 2000
13 AustriaAustria 22,422 per 100,000 people 2000
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 18,040.51 per 100,000 people 2000
14 MoroccoMorocco 17,064 per 100,000 people 2000
15 ArgentinaArgentina 15,508 per 100,000 people 2000
16 FinlandFinland 13,857 per 100,000 people 2000
17 NetherlandsNetherlands 12,683 per 100,000 people 2000
18 CroatiaCroatia 10,819 per 100,000 people 2000
19 SloveniaSlovenia 5,583 per 100,000 people 2000
20 BelarusBelarus 5,303 per 100,000 people 2000
21 HungaryHungary 4,786 per 100,000 people 2000
22 PeruPeru 4,359 per 100,000 people 2000
23 BoliviaBolivia 3,938 per 100,000 people 2000
24 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 3,860 per 100,000 people 2000
25 PortugalPortugal 3,758 per 100,000 people 2000
26 BurmaBurma 2,867 per 100,000 people 2000
27 MoldovaMoldova 2,481 per 100,000 people 2000
28 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 2,190 per 100,000 people 2000
29 PanamaPanama 1,484 per 100,000 people 2000
30 LuxembourgLuxembourg 1,321 per 100,000 people 2000
31 RomaniaRomania 1,291 per 100,000 people 2000
32 SlovakiaSlovakia 1,119 per 100,000 people 2000
33 Costa RicaCosta Rica 1,099 per 100,000 people 2000
34 DenmarkDenmark 1,053 per 100,000 people 2000
35 IcelandIceland 994 per 100,000 people 2000
36 NorwayNorway 987.1 per 100,000 people 2000
37 LithuaniaLithuania 937 per 100,000 people 2000
38 UruguayUruguay 857 per 100,000 people 2000
39 TunisiaTunisia 815 per 100,000 people 2000
40 LatviaLatvia 629 per 100,000 people 2000
41 United StatesUnited States 560.1 per 100,000 people 2000
42 CyprusCyprus 436 per 100,000 people 2000
43 ThailandThailand 428.9 per 100,000 people 2000
44 MaltaMalta 341 per 100,000 people 2000
45 ChileChile 324 per 100,000 people 2000
46 MaldivesMaldives 293 per 100,000 people 2000
47 AlbaniaAlbania 250 per 100,000 people 2000
48 OmanOman 247 per 100,000 people 2000
49 NepalNepal 201 per 100,000 people 2000
50 IrelandIreland 190.2 per 100,000 people 2000
51 FranceFrance 176.1 per 100,000 people 2000
52 MalaysiaMalaysia 48.6 per 100,000 people 2000
53 SingaporeSingapore 46.8 per 100,000 people 2000
54 Hong KongHong Kong 34 per 100,000 people 2000
55 GreeceGreece 33.3 per 100,000 people 2000
56 SpainSpain 27.9 per 100,000 people 2000
57 South KoreaSouth Korea 9.9 per 100,000 people 2000
58 TurkeyTurkey 4.6 per 100,000 people 2000
59 ChinaChina 3.9 per 100,000 people 2000
60 IndonesiaIndonesia 3.4 per 100,000 people 2000

Citation

"All countries compared for Crime > Drug offences", 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

Crime > Drug offences: Countries Compared Map

NationMaster

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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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