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Crime Stats: compare key data on Germany & Netherlands

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Death penalty > Abolition date: Amnesty International
  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • 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.
  • Human trafficking > Number prosecuted: Number of people prosecuted for tracking in persons (people smuggling) by country.
  • 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.
  • Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users: Percentage of injecting drug users who are HIV positive.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Corruption > Police recorded offences: Number of corruption-related offences as recorded by police in that 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.

  • Adults prosecuted: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Human trafficking > Number prosecuted per million: Number of people prosecuted for tracking in persons (people smuggling) by country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Prosecutors: Number of prosecutors per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Murders committed by youths per capita: Homicide rate per 100,000 population aged 10–29 years
  • Adults prosecuted per 1000: 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • Corruption > Police recorded offences per million: Number of corruption-related offences as recorded by police in that country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Females prosecuted: Total number of female prisoners. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Females prosecuted per 1000: Total number of female prisoners. 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.
  • 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 per million: Number of people prosecuted for smuggling migrants by country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted: Number of people prosecuted for smuggling migrants by country.
STAT Germany Netherlands HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 14
Ranked 20th. 17% more than Netherlands
12
Ranked 34th.
Crime levels 23.57
Ranked 77th.
36.59
Ranked 58th. 55% more than Germany
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 4.8%
Ranked 4th.
5.4%
Ranked 6th. 13% more than Germany
Drugs > Opiates use 0.3%
Ranked 6th. The same as Netherlands
0.3%
Ranked 13th.
Murder rate 0.86 0.93
Police officers 303.8
Ranked 15th. 338 times more than Netherlands
0.9
Ranked 9th.

Rape rate 9.4
Ranked 24th. 2% more than Netherlands
9.2
Ranked 25th.

Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 9.9
Ranked 7th. 13% more than Netherlands
8.8
Ranked 8th.
Total crimes 6.51 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Netherlands
1.42 million
Ranked 13th.
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 30.3
Ranked 15th. 8 times more than Netherlands
3.9
Ranked 107th.
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 0.81
Ranked 43th.
0.87
Ranked 14th. 7% more than Germany

Violent crime > Murder rate 690
Ranked 29th. 4 times more than Netherlands
179
Ranked 63th.

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 8.44
Ranked 79th.
10.83
Ranked 97th. 28% more than Germany

Violent crime > Rapes 7,724
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than Netherlands
1,530
Ranked 17th.

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 94.45
Ranked 24th. 3% more than Netherlands
92.08
Ranked 25th.

Assault rate 619.9
Ranked 12th. 76% more than Netherlands
351.8
Ranked 22nd.
Total crimes per 1000 78.89
Ranked 11th.
88.11
Ranked 9th. 12% more than Germany
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,945
Ranked 7th.
1,952
Ranked 20th. About the same as Germany

Violent crime > Murders per million people 8.44
Ranked 79th.
10.83
Ranked 97th. 28% more than Germany

Violent crime > Murders 690
Ranked 29th. 4 times more than Netherlands
179
Ranked 63th.

Burglaries 631.6
Ranked 12th. 48% more than Netherlands
427.5
Ranked 21st.

Murders > Per capita 2.48 per 1 million people
Ranked 35th.
8.67 per 1 million people
Ranked 25th. 4 times more than Germany
Robberies 65.2
Ranked 30th.
83.7
Ranked 24th. 28% more than Germany

Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 52.2
Ranked 77th.
61.76
Ranked 54th. 18% more than Germany
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 25.93
Ranked 53th.
28.57
Ranked 45th. 10% more than Germany
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 75.16
Ranked 9th. 21% more than Netherlands
61.9
Ranked 30th.
Murders > Per 100,000 people 1
Ranked 119th.
1.4
Ranked 111th. 40% more than Germany
Prisoners 74,904 prisoners
Ranked 16th. 4 times more than Netherlands
16,930 prisoners
Ranked 55th.
Assaults 619.9
Ranked 7th. 76% more than Netherlands
351.8
Ranked 14th.
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Auto theft 51.4
Ranked 35th.
138.3
Ranked 21st. 3 times more than Germany

Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 20.81
Ranked 82nd.
31.33
Ranked 60th. 51% more than Germany
Murders > WHO 0.7
Ranked 174th.
1.2
Ranked 153th. 71% more than Germany
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 92.19
Ranked 9th. 12% more than Netherlands
82.06
Ranked 39th.

United States extradition treaties > Entered into force August 29, 1980<br>March 11, 1993 September 15, 1983
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 24.5%
Ranked 1st. 8% more than Netherlands
22.6%
Ranked 8th.
Prisoners > Per capita 96 per 100,000 people
Ranked 93th.
112 per 100,000 people
Ranked 76th. 17% more than Germany
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence See details Attack on monarch, violence to parliament, several facts constituting an offence resulting in death of (a) person(s) (not manslaughter), manslaughter in combination with other facts, facts with intent to terrorism, treason
Murders 204%
Ranked 13th. 44% more than Netherlands
142%
Ranked 21st.
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 28.44
Ranked 70th.
35.06
Ranked 59th. 23% more than Germany
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males) 15.6
Ranked 5th. 30% more than Netherlands
12
Ranked 6th.
Software piracy rate 27%
Ranked 95th.
28%
Ranked 94th. 4% more than Germany
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 35.47
Ranked 80th.
46.13
Ranked 61st. 30% more than Germany
Drug offences 250,969 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than Netherlands
12,683 per 100,000 people
Ranked 17th.
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 36.25
Ranked 66th.
45.54
Ranked 48th. 26% more than Germany
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females 4.7
Ranked 4th.
5
Ranked 3rd. 6% more than Germany
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 23.53
Ranked 88th.
24.01
Ranked 87th. 2% more than Germany
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 15 years Never
Convictions 524,627
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than Netherlands
111,163
Ranked 10th.
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 35.16
Ranked 54th.
39.33
Ranked 45th. 12% more than Germany
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 22.8
Ranked 79th.
33.54
Ranked 66th. 47% more than Germany
Illicit drugs source of precursor chemicals for South American cocaine processors; transshipment point for and consumer of Southwest Asian heroin, Latin American cocaine, and European-produced synthetic drugs; major financial center major European producer of synthetic drugs, including ecstasy, and cannabis cultivator; important gateway for cocaine, heroin, and hashish entering Europe; major source of US-bound ecstasy; large financial sector vulnerable to money laundering; significant consumer of ecstasy
Frauds 926,903
Ranked 1st. 38 times more than Netherlands
24,563
Ranked 18th.
Prisoners per 1000 0.908 prisoners
Ranked 96th.
1.05 prisoners
Ranked 88th. 15% more than Germany
Murders committed by youths 156
Ranked 25th. 3 times more than Netherlands
60
Ranked 40th.
Background With 6.5 million crimes reported, Germany had the 3rd highest number of <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri-crime-total-crimes">total crimes</a>&nbsp;in 2002, behind the US (11.8 million) and the UK (6.52 million). Strangely, it not only had the highest number of <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_dru_off-crime-drug-offences">drug related crimes</a>, but figures show that the frequency of incidences is 2.5 times that of the population - with 250,000 drug crimes per 100,000 of the population. Violent crime remains relatively low, however, with the rate of <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_gun_vio_hom_ove_hom_rat_per_100_pop-rate-per-100-000-pop">homicides per capita involving firearms</a>&nbsp;just 1.6 per 100,000 of the population. According to 2002 figures, over 25% of Dutch citizens have been <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri_vic-crime-total-victims">victims of crime</a>, making it the 4th country, behind Australia, New Zealand and UK, in the crime victims table. However, this reflects a willingness to report crime rather than a greater risk, as the <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_per_of_saf_wal_in_dar-crime-perception-safety-walking-dark">perception of safety</a> in The Netherlands is 4th highest in the world, at 81%.
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Aggravated murder, genocide resulting in death, crimes against humanity resulting in death, war crimes against persons resulting in death None
Drug related crime 310
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than Netherlands
100
Ranked 17th.
Judges 17.8%
Ranked 13th. 41% more than Netherlands
12.6%
Ranked 18th.
Murders per million 2.48%
Ranked 34th.
8.69%
Ranked 25th. 4 times more than Germany
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 26.09
Ranked 82nd.
40.77
Ranked 56th. 56% more than Germany
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,987
Ranked 3rd. About the same as Netherlands
1,982
Ranked 1st.
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 50.45%
Ranked 19th.
73.9%
Ranked 9th. 46% more than Germany
Prisoners > Female 5%
Ranked 45th.
6.8%
Ranked 18th. 36% more than Germany
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 4.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th.
6.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 14th. 45% more than Germany
Human trafficking > Number prosecuted 195
Ranked 5th. 10 times more than Netherlands
20
Ranked 15th.

Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 10 years under 12 : never prosecution 12\u201315 : max. 12 months imprisonment 16\u201317 : max. 24 months imprisonment
Acquitted 20,717
Ranked 10th. 5 times more than Netherlands
4,361
Ranked 23th.
Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users 3.86%
Ranked 43th.
10.17%
Ranked 23th. 3 times more than Germany
Convictions per 1000 6.37
Ranked 17th.
6.8
Ranked 16th. 7% more than Germany
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Car thefts 70,617
Ranked 10th. Twice as much as Netherlands
35,384
Ranked 16th.
Car thefts per 1000 0.856
Ranked 36th.
2.19
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than Germany
Murders committed by youths per million 1.9
Ranked 63th.
3.79
Ranked 46th. Twice as much as Germany
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 27.87
Ranked 83th.
42.99
Ranked 68th. 54% more than Germany
Corruption > Police recorded offences 1,792
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Netherlands
780
Ranked 7th.

Punishment > Has indefinite sentence No Yes ( de facto )
Adults prosecuted 513,482
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than Netherlands
194,677
Ranked 11th.
Human trafficking > Number prosecuted per million 2.37
Ranked 22nd. 93% more than Netherlands
1.22
Ranked 26th.

Prosecutors 6.1%
Ranked 25th. 49% more than Netherlands
4.1%
Ranked 33th.

Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 21.31
Ranked 80th.
25
Ranked 75th. 17% more than Germany
Acquitted per 1000 0.251
Ranked 29th.
0.27
Ranked 27th. 8% more than Germany
Believe in police efficiency 67%
Ranked 12th. 29% more than Netherlands
52%
Ranked 17th.
Prison staff 43.8%
Ranked 34th.
85.7%
Ranked 13th. 96% more than Germany

Jails 209
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than Netherlands
70
Ranked 30th.
Murders committed by youths per capita 0.8
Ranked 55th.
1.5
Ranked 45th. 88% more than Germany
Adults prosecuted per 1000 6.22
Ranked 28th.
12.06
Ranked 9th. 94% more than Germany
Perception of safety > Burglary 45%
Ranked 14th.
62%
Ranked 9th. 38% more than Germany
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 29.9%
Ranked 19th.
36.4%
Ranked 12th. 22% more than Germany
Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 9.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th.
10.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 15th. 13% more than Germany
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 100.5%
Ranked 91st. 6% more than Netherlands
95%
Ranked 98th.
Frauds per 1000 11.24
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Netherlands
1.52
Ranked 18th.
Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses 840
Ranked 5th. 8400 times more than Netherlands
0.1
Ranked 53th.

Corruption > Police recorded offences per million 21.75
Ranked 17th.
47.72
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Germany

Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses per million 10.2
Ranked 11th. 1667 times more than Netherlands
0.00612
Ranked 52nd.

Counterfeiting 7,873
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Netherlands
776
Ranked 20th.
Jails per million 2.53
Ranked 60th.
4.33
Ranked 36th. 71% more than Germany
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 45.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than Netherlands
15.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 15.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th. 11% more than Netherlands
14.2 per 100,000 people
Ranked 15th.
Reporting to police 48%
Ranked 12th.
58%
Ranked 2nd. 21% more than Germany
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 21.2%
Ranked 102nd.
31.3%
Ranked 70th. 48% more than Germany
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 28.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Netherlands
12.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 14th.
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 34.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Netherlands
14 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines 1
Ranked 114th.
0.0
Ranked 141st.
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 32.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Netherlands
12.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 15th.
Convictions > Juveniles 50,525
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Netherlands
11,415
Ranked 12th.
Females prosecuted 122,220
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Netherlands
28,337
Ranked 7th.
United States extradition treaties > Date signed June 20, 1978<br>October 21, 1986 June 24, 1980
Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences per million 43.36
Ranked 12th. 3 times more than Netherlands
13.15
Ranked 23th.

Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million 0.0121
Ranked 116th.
0.0
Ranked 139th.
Females prosecuted per 1000 1.48
Ranked 10th.
1.75
Ranked 7th. 18% more than Germany
Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences 3,572
Ranked 6th. 17 times more than Netherlands
215
Ranked 19th.

Convictions > Female 19%
Ranked 2nd. 58% more than Netherlands
12%
Ranked 20th.
Convictions > Juveniles per million 613.34
Ranked 12th.
698.33
Ranked 9th. 14% more than Germany
Convictions > Female per million 0.231%
Ranked 28th.
0.734%
Ranked 22nd. 3 times more than Germany
Counterfeiting per million 95.57
Ranked 6th. Twice as much as Netherlands
47.55
Ranked 29th.
Death penalty > Abolition > Year of last use > Wartime 1945 1952
Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted per million 10.2
Ranked 9th. 8 times more than Netherlands
1.22
Ranked 27th.

Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted 840
Ranked 4th. 42 times more than Netherlands
20
Ranked 24th.

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