Crimes recorded by the police reached 2,269 '000 in 2012 in Spain, according to the United Nations. This is 0.729 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, crimes recorded by the police in Spain reached an all time high of 2,397 '000 in 2008 and an all time low of 409 '000 in 1980. When compared to Spain's main peers, crimes recorded by the police in Italy amounted to 2,819 '000 and 403 '000 in Portugal in 2012.
Spain has been ranked 4th 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.