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  • Age of criminal responsibility: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.  The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.
  • Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers 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.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes per million people: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Total crimes per 1000: 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.
  • Murders with firearms per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Violent hate crime: Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night: Safety walking alone during night. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the night?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Murders > Per 100,000 people: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery: Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Murders > WHO: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day: Safety walking alone during daylight. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the daylight?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Assault victims: People victimized by assault (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevelence.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Total crime victims: People victimized by crime (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people victimized by one or more of 11 crimes recorded in the survey: robbery, burglary, attempted burglary, car theft, car vandalism, bicycle theft, sexual assault, theft from car, theft of personal property, assault and threats. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked: Worries attacked. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being physically attacked by strangers?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males): Male.
  • 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.
  • Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft: Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) property crimes such as vandalism and theft?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Perceived problems > Illegal drugs: Problem people using or dealing drugs. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) people using or dealing drugs?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females: Female.
  • Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery: Problem corruption and bribery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) corruption and bribery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole: Minimum to serve before eligibility for requesting parole.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Convictions: Number of people convicted of a crime.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted: Worries being insulted. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being insulted or pestered by anybody, while in the street or any other public place?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed: Worries being mugged or robbed. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being mugged and robbed?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Drug related crime: Number of drug related crimes recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Property crime victims: People victimized by property crime (as a % of the total population). Includes car theft, theft from car, burglary with entry and attempted burglary. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Murders per million: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter: Worries home broken and things stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How worried are you about....having your home broken into and something stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drug trafficking: Number of drug trafficking related crimes recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Death penalty > Abolition date: Amnesty International
  • Death penalty > Abolition for ordinary crimes: Amnesty International
  • Robbery victims: People victimized by robbery (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 15-24: Suicide rates per 100,000 people by given age group, late 1990s.
  • Judges and Magistrates: Number of Judges and Magistrates
  • Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21: Under age of 18 (or 21).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Acquitted: Total acquitted in criminal courts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Convictions per 1000: Number of people convicted of a crime. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • 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.
  • Car thefts per 1000: Total recorded automobile thefts. 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.
  • Perception of safety > Walking in dark: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel safe walking in the dark.
  • Death penalty > Last executed: Amnesty International
  • Murders committed by youths per million: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen: Worries things from car stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......having things stolen from your car?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Punishment > Has indefinite sentence: Indefinite sentence (excl. preventive or psychiatric detainment).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Prosecutors: Number of prosecutors per 100,000 population.
  • Judges and Magistrates per million: Number of Judges and Magistrates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen: Worries car stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......having your car stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Acquitted per 1000: Total acquitted in criminal courts. 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.
  • Believe in police efficiency: Proportion of people in international Crime Victims Survey 2000 who say police do a good job in controlling crime in their area.
  • Prison staff: Number of correction staff in adult prisons per 100,000 population.
  • Jails: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Manslaughters: Total recorded non-intentional homicides. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Perception of safety > Burglary: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel only a small risk of burglary.
  • Prisoners > Foreign prisoners: Prisoners who are foreign nationals, expressed as a percentage share of total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 25-34: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled: The percentage of the offical prison capacity filled. This is obtained by comparing the number of prisoners in a nation to the offical capacity of the nation's prison system. Data for 2003.
  • Bribery victims: People victimized by bribery (corruption) (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people who have been asked or expected to pay a bribe by a government official. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Frauds per 1000: Total recorded frauds. 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.
  • Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses: Number of organised crime gang participation offences recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses per million: Number of organised crime gang participation offences recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Counterfeiting: Number of conterfeiting offences as recorded by police in that country.
  • Embezzlements: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Jails per million: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Embezzlements per million: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Suicide rates > Ages above 75: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 35-44: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Reporting to police: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 who feel they can report crimes to police - perception.
  • Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 45-54: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 65-74: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Unpaid diplomatic parking fines: Average Unpaid Annual New York City Parking Violations per Diplomat, 11/1997 to 11/2002.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 55-64: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Convictions > Juveniles: Number of juveniles who were convicted of a crime in the given year.
  • Manslaughters per million: Total recorded non-intentional homicides. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences per million: Number of offences relating to smuggling of migrants (people smuggling) as recorded by police in that country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million: Average Unpaid Annual New York City Parking Violations per Diplomat, 11/1997 to 11/2002. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Convictions: Number of people convicted for smuggling migrants by country.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences: Number of offences relating to smuggling of migrants (people smuggling) as recorded by police in that country.
  • Convictions > Female: Proportion of all adult convictions that were of women.
  • Convictions > Juveniles per million: Number of juveniles who were convicted of a crime in the given year. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Convictions > Female per million: Proportion of all adult convictions that were of women. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Counterfeiting per million: Number of conterfeiting offences as recorded by police in that country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted: Number of people prosecuted for smuggling migrants by country.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted per million: Number of people prosecuted for smuggling migrants by country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Convictions per million: Number of people convicted for smuggling migrants by country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT Denmark Sweden HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 15
Ranked 14th. The same as Sweden
15
Ranked 15th.
Crime levels 23.44
Ranked 78th.
43.49
Ranked 51st. 86% more than Denmark
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 5.5%
Ranked 10th. 5 times more than Sweden
1.2%
Ranked 20th.
Drugs > Opiates use 0.5%
Ranked 8th. 5 times more than Sweden
0.1%
Ranked 16th.
Murder rate 1.01 0.89
Police officers 197.8
Ranked 24th.
280.5
Ranked 24th. 42% more than Denmark
Rape rate 6.4
Ranked 36th.
63.5
Ranked 3rd. 10 times more than Denmark

Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 11.3
Ranked 1st. 2% more than Sweden
11.1
Ranked 6th.
Total crimes 491,026
Ranked 24th.
1.23 million
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than Denmark
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 12
Ranked 52nd.
31.6
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Denmark
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 0.85
Ranked 42nd.
0.86
Ranked 41st. 1% more than Denmark

Violent crime > Murder rate 47
Ranked 88th.
91
Ranked 61st. 94% more than Denmark

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 8.51
Ranked 104th.
9.7
Ranked 75th. 14% more than Denmark

Violent crime > Rapes 400
Ranked 38th.
5,960
Ranked 7th. 15 times more than Denmark

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 72.42
Ranked 35th.
635.52
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than Denmark

Total crimes per 1000 91.34
Ranked 8th.
138.35
Ranked 2nd. 51% more than Denmark
Murders with firearms per million 2.6
Ranked 38th.
6.5
Ranked 24th. 2 times more than Denmark
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,950
Ranked 21st. 2% more than Sweden
1,910
Ranked 30th.
Violent crime > Murders per million people 8.51
Ranked 104th.
9.7
Ranked 75th. 14% more than Denmark

Violent crime > Murders 47
Ranked 88th.
91
Ranked 61st. 94% more than Denmark

Burglaries 1,317.9
Ranked 3rd. 20% more than Sweden
1,094.2
Ranked 5th.

Murders > Per capita 9.39 per 1 million people
Ranked 24th.
18.02 per 1 million people
Ranked 16th. 92% more than Denmark
Robberies 48.8
Ranked 37th.
94.2
Ranked 17th. 93% more than Denmark

Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 61.67
Ranked 55th.
63.01
Ranked 51st. 2% more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 26.61
Ranked 51st.
34.93
Ranked 26th. 31% more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 64.84
Ranked 26th. 11% more than Sweden
58.33
Ranked 34th.
Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.1
Ranked 115th.
2.4
Ranked 87th. 2 times more than Denmark
Murders with firearms 14
Ranked 40th.
58
Ranked 26th. 4 times more than Denmark
Rape victims 0.4%
Ranked 14th.
1.1%
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Denmark
Prisoners 3,435 prisoners
Ranked 107th.
5,920 prisoners
Ranked 91st. 72% more than Denmark
Assaults 214.1
Ranked 21st.
845.2
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Denmark
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Auto theft 281.9
Ranked 12th.
566.7
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Denmark

Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 31.45
Ranked 59th.
39.79
Ranked 42nd. 27% more than Denmark
Murders > WHO 0.8
Ranked 171st.
1.2
Ranked 149th. 50% more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 90.62
Ranked 14th. 14% more than Sweden
79.33
Ranked 47th.

United States extradition treaties > Entered into force July 31, 1974 December 3, 1963<br>September 24, 1984
Assault victims 1.4%
Ranked 8th. 17% more than Sweden
1.2%
Ranked 10th.
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 36.5%
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Sweden
12%
Ranked 1st.
Total crime victims 23%
Ranked 10th.
24.7%
Ranked 5th. 7% more than Denmark
Prisoners > Per capita 72 per 100,000 people
Ranked 112th.
75 per 100,000 people
Ranked 108th. 4% more than Denmark
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence ?? Murder, kidnapping, arson, sabotage, devastation, hijacking, espionage, terror crimes, rebellion, endangering the public health by spread of contagion or poison, disloyalty when negotiating with foreign powers, dealing with anti-personnel mines, cluster bombs or chemical or nuclear weapons, unlawful nuclear explosion, treason, genocide and (the following in wartime only) mutiny, insubordination, undermining the will to fight, desertation, unauthorised capitulation, negligence of war preparations and negligence of battle duty; attempts, accessories, accomplices and incitements of all the above crimes might also be punished with life.
Murders 51%
Ranked 27th.
163%
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 33.87
Ranked 64th.
38.19
Ranked 54th. 13% more than Denmark
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males) 16.6
Ranked 1st. 1% more than Sweden
16.4
Ranked 4th.
Software piracy rate 25%
Ranked 101st. The same as Sweden
25%
Ranked 100th.
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 33.06
Ranked 82nd.
46.48
Ranked 57th. 41% more than Denmark
Drug offences 1,053 per 100,000 people
Ranked 34th.
38,005 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th. 36 times more than Denmark
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 34.68
Ranked 67th.
39.93
Ranked 62nd. 15% more than Denmark
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females 6.2
Ranked 2nd. 5% more than Sweden
5.9
Ranked 2nd.
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 14
Ranked 93th.
27.24
Ranked 81st. 95% more than Denmark
Sentence Length 3
Ranked 43th.
36
Ranked 28th. 12 times more than Denmark
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 12 years, or never 18 years or never, but parole hearing may be held after 10 years served, thus fixing a much later date for release on parole
Convictions 44,051
Ranked 18th.
94,295
Ranked 12th. 2 times more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 30.65
Ranked 72nd.
37.33
Ranked 51st. 22% more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 27.5
Ranked 73th.
39.38
Ranked 53th. 43% more than Denmark
Frauds 7,533
Ranked 29th.
36,714
Ranked 14th. 5 times more than Denmark
Serious assaults 26.7
Ranked 19th.
52.8
Ranked 13th. 98% more than Denmark
Prisoners per 1000 0.639 prisoners
Ranked 120th.
0.663 prisoners
Ranked 116th. 4% more than Denmark
Murders committed by youths 20
Ranked 57th. 25% more than Sweden
16
Ranked 60th.
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence ?? None
Drug related crime 374
Ranked 5th.
734
Ranked 1st. 96% more than Denmark
Property crime victims 7.6%
Ranked 14th.
8.4%
Ranked 10th. 11% more than Denmark
Murders per million 9.38%
Ranked 24th.
17.95%
Ranked 16th. 91% more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 32.26
Ranked 72nd.
36.15
Ranked 64th. 12% more than Denmark
Drug trafficking 2
Ranked 40th.
10
Ranked 26th. 5 times more than Denmark
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,978
Ranked 1st. About the same as Sweden
1,972
Ranked 1st.
Death penalty > Abolition for ordinary crimes 1,933
Ranked 1st. 1% more than Sweden
1,921
Ranked 1st.
Robbery victims 0.7%
Ranked 15th.
0.9%
Ranked 9th. 29% more than Denmark
Prisoners > Female 4.7%
Ranked 52nd.
5.4%
Ranked 39th. 15% more than Denmark
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 9.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
9.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th. 1% more than Denmark
Judges and Magistrates 667
Ranked 33th.
1,114
Ranked 27th. 67% more than Denmark
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 Maximum 16 years under 21 : no life imprisonment
Acquitted 1,058
Ranked 37th.
3,883
Ranked 26th. 4 times more than Denmark
Convictions per 1000 8.1
Ranked 12th.
10.38
Ranked 7th. 28% more than Denmark
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Car thefts 29,101
Ranked 19th.
61,350
Ranked 13th. 2 times more than Denmark
Car thefts per 1000 5.41
Ranked 6th.
6.87
Ranked 3rd. 27% more than Denmark
Perception of safety > Walking in dark 81%
Ranked 4th.
85%
Ranked 1st. 5% more than Denmark
Death penalty > Last executed 1,950
Ranked 1st. 2% more than Sweden
1,910
Ranked 1st.
Murders committed by youths per million 3.76
Ranked 48th. 2 times more than Sweden
1.81
Ranked 64th.
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 34.17
Ranked 77th.
43.21
Ranked 67th. 26% more than Denmark
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence Yes Yes
Prosecutors 11.2%
Ranked 1st. 26% more than Sweden
8.9%
Ranked 21st.

Judges and Magistrates per million 124.07
Ranked 24th.
124.82
Ranked 23th. 1% more than Denmark
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 26.61
Ranked 74th.
35.42
Ranked 53th. 33% more than Denmark
Acquitted per 1000 0.197
Ranked 33th.
0.435
Ranked 22nd. 2 times more than Denmark
Believe in police efficiency 71%
Ranked 7th. 16% more than Sweden
61%
Ranked 15th.
Prison staff 92.4%
Ranked 11th. 14% more than Sweden
81.2%
Ranked 16th.

Jails 56
Ranked 31st.
82
Ranked 27th. 46% more than Denmark
Manslaughters 10
Ranked 55th.
212
Ranked 20th. 21 times more than Denmark
Perception of safety > Burglary 75%
Ranked 5th.
79%
Ranked 3rd. 5% more than Denmark
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 16.3%
Ranked 29th.
27.2%
Ranked 20th. 67% more than Denmark
Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 16.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th. 22% more than Sweden
13.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 100.4%
Ranked 92nd.
106.9%
Ranked 83th. 6% more than Denmark
Bribery victims 0.3%
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Sweden
0.1%
Ranked 15th.
Frauds per 1000 1.4
Ranked 21st.
4.11
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Denmark
Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses 2
Ranked 46th.
38
Ranked 23th. 19 times more than Denmark

Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses per million 0.368
Ranked 45th.
4.18
Ranked 22nd. 11 times more than Denmark

Counterfeiting 525
Ranked 22nd.
1,259
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than Denmark

Embezzlements 643
Ranked 36th.
2,072
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than Denmark
Jails per million 10.42
Ranked 12th. 13% more than Sweden
9.19
Ranked 14th.
Embezzlements per million 119.61
Ranked 34th.
232.16
Ranked 24th. 94% more than Denmark
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 46.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 4th. 71% more than Sweden
27 per 100,000 people
Ranked 8th.
Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 23.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 4th. 14% more than Sweden
21 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th.
Reporting to police 56%
Ranked 4th.
57%
Ranked 3rd. 2% more than Denmark
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 29.5%
Ranked 75th. 43% more than Sweden
20.7%
Ranked 105th.
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 35.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 56% more than Sweden
23 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th.
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 43.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Sweden
19.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th.
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines 0.0
Ranked 134th.
0.0
Ranked 125th.
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 32.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 54% more than Sweden
20.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th.
Convictions > Juveniles 7,250
Ranked 15th.
25,390
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Denmark
Manslaughters per million 1.86
Ranked 57th.
23.75
Ranked 11th. 13 times more than Denmark
United States extradition treaties > Date signed June 22, 1972 October 24, 1961<br>March 14, 1983
Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences per million 36.6
Ranked 14th.
124.55
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than Denmark

Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million 0.0
Ranked 132nd.
0.0
Ranked 123th.
Smuggling of migrants > Convictions 7
Ranked 22nd.
11
Ranked 20th. 57% more than Denmark

Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences 199
Ranked 20th.
1,131
Ranked 11th. 6 times more than Denmark

Convictions > Female 17%
Ranked 6th. 6% more than Sweden
16%
Ranked 7th.
Convictions > Juveniles per million 1,333.39
Ranked 4th.
2,796.1
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Denmark
Convictions > Female per million 3.13%
Ranked 9th. 77% more than Sweden
1.76%
Ranked 16th.
Counterfeiting per million 96.87
Ranked 17th.
138.65
Ranked 4th. 43% more than Denmark

Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted 2
Ranked 38th.
26
Ranked 21st. 13 times more than Denmark
Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted per million 0.368
Ranked 36th.
2.88
Ranked 21st. 8 times more than Denmark
Smuggling of migrants > Convictions per million 1.29
Ranked 21st. 6% more than Sweden
1.21
Ranked 22nd.

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