Which Country Has the Most Thefts Recorded?

Number of Thefts Recorded by the Police, 2012 or latest
Law & Crime | December 30, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 66 countries in 2012, USA ranked the highest in number of thefts recorded by the police with 6,150,598 followed by Germany and United Kingdom. On the other end of the scale was Montenegro with 857, Tajikistan with 3,669 and Armenia with 4,019.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Thefts Recorded by the Police indicator page.

Number of Thefts Recorded by the Police Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Australia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 518,734 491,935 497,053 478,807 465,547
Brazil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,058,942 2,021,060 1,866,732 1,791,139 1,382,710
Canada ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 634,912 597,504 569,714 574,950 543,157
France ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 822,856 771,021 751,099 753,523 764,864
Germany ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,124,100 2,074,326 1,973,560 1,881,343 1,833,293
India ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 274,354 285,043 316,761 324,195 330,312 ... ...
Italy ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,141,941 1,169,349 993,144 938,916 944,025
Japan ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 811,250 744,066 716,462 653,399 612,115
Netherlands ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,420,380 684,870 682,495 681,465 662,015
Russia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,676,983 1,566,970 1,326,342 1,188,574 1,108,369 ...
South Korea ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 192,555 212,342 223,207 256,418 269,410
Sweden ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 415,427 408,774 391,729 385,519 367,965
USA ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6,626,363 6,591,542 6,586,206 6,338,095 6,204,601
Ukraine ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 132,159 114,665 110,954 175,876 254,755 ... ...
United Kingdom ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,899,991 1,745,893 1,666,031 1,546,760 1,553,606