Crimes recorded by the police reached 548 '000 in 2012 in Austria, according to the United Nations. This is 1.49 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, crimes recorded by the police in Austria reached an all time high of 644 '000 in 2004 and an all time low of 217 '000 in 1971. When compared to Austria's main peers, crimes recorded by the police in Germany amounted to 5,997 '000, 472 '000 in Hungary, 2,819 '000 in Italy and 750 '000 in Switzerland in 2012.
Austria has been ranked 11th within the group of 32 countries we follow in terms of crimes recorded by the police, 5 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Reported crimes include offences against the penal code or criminal code.