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Greece

Greece Crime Stats

chris.lockyer781

Author: chris.lockyer781

Generally speaking, Greek criminal justice system does not deal with a significant amount of crime, based on its population size. In 2002, 102,783 crimes were reported in Greece, which equals to 9.35 crimes per 1,000 citizens. This is a pretty high amount of crimes for a country of 10.8 million. However, Greece used to be and still is a pretty safe country. Greeks are not too violent and statistics prove the same. There is less than one prisoner per 1,000 citizens. There are few car thefts (0.772 car thefts per 100 citizens), manslaughters (1.73 per 1 million citizens), rapes (218 in total) and violent crimes (1.55 violent crime per 100,000 people).

The “favorite” Greek crime is illicit drugs. Greece is used as a drug entry route to the European Union and the Western world. Even if illicit drugs’ problem is found in Greece, the major source of criminal activity is illegal immigration in Greece. Human traffickers have brought millions of illegal immigrants from third world countries. People from many countries including India, Afghanistan and Egypt live illegally in Greece, without proper jobs or housing. Illegal immigrants have to earn their living in difficult conditions and many of them turn to drug dealing as a solution. This is why 42.4% of people in Greek prisons are from foreign countries.

There are a considerable number of police officers (376.4 police officer per 100,000 citizens). But Greeks don’t seem to trust police because of frequent corruption scandals and slow response times to act quickly and decisively. In fact, an estimated 9.8 % of Greek senior managers admitted that corruption is a major business constraint for them.

Definitions

  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) 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.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Drug related crime: Number of drug related crimes recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users: Percentage of injecting drug users who are HIV positive.
  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007: Number of guns owned per 100 residents in various countries. Following data relates to the year 2007.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • 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 > 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."
  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

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

  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

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

  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Rapes > Per capita: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females: Female.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males): Male.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • 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 > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • 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 > 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assault rate 66.7 2011 51st out of 93
Assaults 66.7 2006 37th out of 66
Auto theft 138.6 2006 20th out of 74
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 71.18 2014 29th out of 93
Burglaries 292.3 2006 25th out of 55
Car thefts 8,486 2002 30th out of 73
Car thefts per 1000 0.772 2002 39th out of 73
Crime levels 47.92 2014 43th out of 93
Drug offences 33.3 per 100,000 people 2000 55th out of 60
Drug related crime 74 2006 23th out of 66
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 1.7% 2004 10th out of 12
Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users 8.2% 2012 9th out of 24
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 82.3% 2012 2nd out of 24
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 8.9% 2004 10th out of 11
Drugs > Opiates use 0.3% 2004 8th out of 30
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 53.97 2014 46th out of 93
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 83.18 2014 37th out of 93
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 33.48 2014 28th out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 39.05 2014 50th out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 32.38 2014 65th out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 42.94 2014 50th out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 46.3 2014 44th out of 93
Frauds 391 2002 67th out of 79
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 22.5 2007 16th out of 29
Illicit drugs a gateway to Europe for traffickers smuggling cannabis and heroin from the Middle East and Southwest Asia to the West and precursor chemicals to the East; some South American cocaine transits or is consumed in Greece; money laundering related to drug trafficking and organized crime 2011
Judges 25% 2006 6th out of 45
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,972 2014 17th out of 34
Murder rate 1.05 2008
Murders > Per 100,000 people 1 2004 120th out of 122
Murders > WHO 0.9 2004 168th out of 184
Murders committed by youths 25 1999 54th out of 72
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 44.64 2014 52nd out of 93
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 63.7 2014 55th out of 93
Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 35.27 2014 52nd out of 93
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 45.12 2014 63th out of 93
Police officers 376.4 2006 11th out of 31
Prisoners 8,841 prisoners 2002 71st out of 168
Prisoners > Female 4.9% 2003 48th out of 134
Prisoners > Per capita 83 per 100,000 people 2003 103th out of 164
Prisoners per 1000 0.805 prisoners 2002 104th out of 166
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence ?? 2014
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Murder, terrorism 2014
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes 2014
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 Maximum 20 years 2014
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None 2014
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 16 years, or 20 years in cases of multiple life sentences 2014
Rape rate 1.9 2010 44th out of 57
Rapes > Per capita 0.02 per 1,000 people 2008 43th out of 50
Robberies 23.4 2006 51st out of 71
Software piracy rate 58% 2007 59th out of 106
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 3.5 2009 13th out of 16
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females 1 2009 13th out of 15
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males) 6.1 2009 11th out of 15
Total crimes 102,783 2002 44th out of 82
Total crimes per 1000 9.35 2002 57th out of 81
United States extradition treaties > Entered into force November 1, 1932
September 2, 1937
1937
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 22.5 2014 23th out of 170
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.35 2009 68th out of 82
Violent crime > Murder rate 176 2010 48th out of 86
Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 15.56 2010 63th out of 86
Violent crime > Murders 176 2010 48th out of 86
Violent crime > Murders per million people 15.56 2010 63th out of 86
Violent crime > Rapes 215 2010 35th out of 57
Violent crime > Rapes per million people 19.01 2010 44th out of 57

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Citation

"Greece Crime Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Greece/Crime/All-stats

Greece Crime Profiles (Subcategories)

Drugs 5 Punishment 6
Fear of crime 9 Suicide rates 3
Perceived problems 4 Violent crime 8
Prisoners 5

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Generally speaking, Greek criminal justice system does not deal with a significant amount of crime, based on its population size. In 2002, 102,783 crimes were reported in Greece, which equals to 9.35 crimes per 1,000 citizens. This is a pretty high amount of crimes for a country of 10.8 million. However, Greece used to be and still is a pretty safe country. Greeks are not too violent and statistics prove the same. There is less than one prisoner per 1,000 citizens. There are few car thefts (0.772 car thefts per 100 citizens), manslaughters (1.73 per 1 million citizens), rapes (218 in total) and violent crimes (1.55 violent crime per 100,000 people).

The “favorite” Greek crime is illicit drugs. Greece is used as a drug entry route to the European Union and the Western world. Even if illicit drugs’ problem is found in Greece, the major source of criminal activity is illegal immigration in Greece. Human traffickers have brought millions of illegal immigrants from third world countries. People from many countries including India, Afghanistan and Egypt live illegally in Greece, without proper jobs or housing. Illegal immigrants have to earn their living in difficult conditions and many of them turn to drug dealing as a solution. This is why 42.4% of people in Greek prisons are from foreign countries.

There are a considerable number of police officers (376.4 police officer per 100,000 citizens). But Greeks don’t seem to trust police because of frequent corruption scandals and slow response times to act quickly and decisively. In fact, an estimated 9.8 % of Greek senior managers admitted that corruption is a major business constraint for them.

Posted on 09 Apr 2014

chris.lockyer781

chris.lockyer781

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Hi Helen, as explained, we only report on countries, not smaller administrative regions. But you could compare the data for all crimes in Greece and the United Kingdom and also look at the different data-sets under the category for Crime for more detailed comparisons.

Posted on 28 Mar 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor