Crimes recorded by the police reached 1,074 '000 in 2012 in Belgium, according to the United Nations. This is 3.35 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, crimes recorded by the police in Belgium reached an all time high of 1,111 '000 in 2011 and an all time low of 971 '000 in 2001. When compared to Belgium's main peers, crimes recorded by the police in Germany amounted to 5,997 '000, 37.6 '000 in Luxembourg and 1,140 '000 in Netherlands in 2012.
Belgium has been ranked 9th within the group of 32 countries we follow in terms of crimes recorded by the police, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Reported crimes include offences against the penal code or criminal code.