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Crime > Punishment Stats: compare key data on Canada & Germany

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STAT Canada Germany
Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Various crimes including armed robbery, extortion, and most offenses resulting in death See details
Crimes requiring mandatory sentence High treason, murder, war crimes, and crimes against humanity Aggravated murder, genocide resulting in death, crimes against humanity resulting in death, war crimes against persons resulting in death
Has indefinite sentence Yes No
Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 Yes, but only when tried as adult, with lower parole eligibility date. 10 years
Maximum length of sentence None None
Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 7 years minimum to infinite 15 years

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