Which Country Has the Most Violent Crimes Recorded?

Number of Total Violent Crimes, 2012
Law & Crime | December 30, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 34 countries in 2012, United Kingdom ranked the highest in number of total violent crimes with 770,277 followed by France and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was Malta with 309, Montenegro with 339 and Macedonia with 841.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Total Violent Crimes indicator page.

Number of Total Violent Crimes Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Austria ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 43,316 46,217 47,034 47,602 44,618
Belgium ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 113,952 115,645 119,741 122,215 123,078
Finland ... 38,037 41,664 42,215 39,598 39,640
France ... 326,065 324,765 331,778 341,942 351,071
Germany ... 215,471 217,923 210,885 208,446 201,243
Hungary ... 29,728 29,645 33,035 32,046 38,445
Italy ... 145,209 153,997 146,598 131,610 127,736
Netherlands ... 138,215 138,850 133,510 136,600 129,450
Norway ... 22,591 23,205 23,848 24,261 24,222
Poland ... 61,399 54,629 52,122 51,128 49,194
Serbia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 28,864 29,316 29,582 32,061 32,167
Spain ... ... 114,205 113,473 116,324 113,060 106,509
Sweden ... 98,154 104,627 108,448 111,703 113,262
Turkey ... 165,119 138,576 167,122 206,724 234,707
United Kingdom ... 1,035,002 943,288 896,587 881,610 849,675