Crimes recorded by the police reached 403 '000 in 2012 in Portugal, according to the United Nations. This is 2.54 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, crimes recorded by the police in Portugal reached an all time high of 430 '000 in 2008 and an all time low of 307 '000 in 1993.
Portugal has been ranked 15th within the group of 32 countries we follow in terms of crimes recorded by the police, 8 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Reported crimes include offences against the penal code or criminal code.