Which European Country Has the Most Crimes?

Crimes Recorded by the Police ('000), 2012
Law & Crime | December 30, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2012, Germany ranked the highest in crimes recorded by the police with 5,997 '000 followed by United Kingdom and Italy. On the other end of the scale was Montenegro with 5.83 '000, Iceland with 11.7 '000 and Malta with 15.6 '000.

Data for more countries are available at Crimes Recorded by the Police indicator page.

Crimes 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
Austria '000 589 594 573 592 536
Belgium '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,023 1,034 1,044 1,067 1,072
Denmark '000 425 445 477 492 471
Finland '000 416 436 441 441 432
Germany '000 6,304 6,285 6,114 6,054 5,933
Hungary '000 426 427 408 394 447
Italy '000 2,771 2,933 2,710 2,630 2,621
Netherlands '000 1,312 1,304 1,278 1,254 1,194
Poland '000 1,288 1,153 1,082 1,130 1,151
Portugal '000 ... 400 399 430 426 423
Spain '000 2,267 2,310 2,397 2,339 2,297
Sweden '000 1,225 1,306 1,378 1,406 1,370
Switzerland '000 335 326 323 676 657
Turkey '000 975 971 1,012 1,288 1,522
United Kingdom '000 5,968 5,446 5,190 4,786 4,579