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Crime > Total crimes per 1000: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iceland 209.52 2002
2 Sweden 138.35 2002
3 Dominica 112.55 2002
4 United Kingdom 109.96 2002
5 New Zealand 108.2 2002
6 Finland 100.03 2002
7 Belgium 94.22 2002
8 Denmark 91.34 2002
9 Netherlands 88.11 2002
10 Canada 80.25 2002
11 Germany 78.89 2002
12 Norway 72.73 2002
13 Austria 68.35 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 62.91 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 61.84 2002
14 France 61.03 2002
15 South Africa 58.94 2002
16 Luxembourg 58.38 2002
17 Seychelles 51.34 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 50.53 2002
European Union average (profile) 49.27 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 46.8 2002
Europe average (profile) 43.52 2002
18 Malta 42.99 2002
19 Estonia 42.54 2002
20 Switzerland 42.23 2002
21 Hungary 41.42 2002
22 United States 41.29 2002
23 Slovenia 40.96 2002
24 Uruguay 40.27 2002
25 Italy 39.04 2002
26 Chile 37.55 2002
27 Poland 36.73 2002
28 Czech Republic 36.49 2002
29 Argentina 35.63 2002
30 South Korea 32.41 2002
31 Mauritius 29.7 2002
32 Zimbabwe 27.78 2002
33 Lithuania 26.71 2002
34 Maldives 24.85 2002
35 Croatia 22.94 2002
36 Japan 22.39 2002
37 Spain 22.35 2002
38 Latvia 21.09 2002
39 Portugal 21.06 2002
40 Ireland 20.67 2002
41 Russia 20.32 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 20.15 2002
42 Slovakia 19.96 2002
43 Bulgaria 18.93 2002
44 Jamaica 14.97 2002
45 Romania 14.32 2002
46 Mexico 14.21 2002
47 Belarus 13.47 2002
48 Tunisia 13.33 2002
49 Cyprus 13.29 2002
50 Hong Kong 11.95 2002
51 Ukraine 11.48 2002
52 Moldova 10.02 2002
53 Costa Rica 9.84 2002
54 Morocco 9.68 2002
55 Republic of Macedonia 9.55 2002
56 Kuwait 9.45 2002
57 Greece 9.35 2002
58 Venezuela 9.32 2002
59 Qatar 9.27 2002
60 Thailand 8.86 2002
61 Kyrgyzstan 7.74 2002
62 El Salvador 7.45 2002
63 Malaysia 6.85 2002
64 Panama 6.63 2002
65 Peru 6.05 2002
66 Zambia 5.59 2002
67 Colombia 5.2 2002
68 Oman 5.1 2002
69 Turkey 4.41 2002
70 Armenia 3.95 2002
71 Saudi Arabia 3.88 2002
72 Bolivia 3.52 2002
73 Georgia 3.45 2002
74 Papua New Guinea 2.35 2002
75 Azerbaijan 1.9 2002
76 India 1.64 2002
77 Albania 1.62 2002
78 Yemen 1.3 2002
79 Philippines 1.06 2002
80 Burma 0.372 2002
81 Nepal 0.368 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Total crimes per 1000. 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). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Total-crimes-per-1000

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Interesting observations about Crime > Total crimes per 1000

  • Sweden ranked first for total crimes per 1000 amongst European Union in 2002.
  • Iceland ranked first for total crimes per 1000 amongst Europe in 2002.
  • South Africa ranked first for total crimes per 1000 amongst Emerging markets in 2002.
  • United Kingdom ranked second for total crimes per 1000 amongst NATO countries in 2002.
  • Finland ranked first for total crimes per 1000 amongst Eurozone in 2002.
  • Japan ranked last for total crimes per 1000 amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2002.
  • Hungary ranked first for total crimes per 1000 amongst Eastern Europe in 2002.
  • Greece ranked last for total crimes per 1000 amongst High income OECD countries in 2002.
  • Dominica ranked first for total crimes per 1000 amongst Catholic countries in 2002.
  • All of the top 3 countries by total crimes per 1000 are Christian.
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