Persons Brought into Formal Contact with the Police or Criminal Justice System

Based on a comparison of 60 countries in 2012, USA ranked the highest in persons brought into formal contact with the police or criminal justice system with 12,196,959 followed by India and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Moldova with 1,914, Montenegro with 4,361 and Malta with 5,171.

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Countries Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Albania ... ...   9,066 9,945 13,085 11,989 15,107    
Algeria   ...   156,794 152,839 153,083 156,609 164,277    
Armenia ...     6,917 5,443 5,678 10,889 12,164    
Australia ... ... ... ... ... 324,653 358,139 375,069   ...
Austria ...     238,111 247,021 240,554 246,378 239,954    
Azerbaijan       18,564 17,734 18,312 ... 18,689 ...  
Belarus       49,324 77,778 72,944 73,310 ... ... ...
Belgium ... ... ... 247,023 256,458 264,795 278,931 276,625    
Bosnia and Herzegovina ... ...   29,802 12,416 12,065 25,395 27,407    
Bulgaria       64,041 57,303 55,504 55,400 59,206    
Canada       635,587 643,002 652,326 658,707 656,494    
Chile       510,809 497,721 556,961 609,108 606,406    
Colombia ...     270,023 227,995 185,659 198,134 220,285    
Croatia       32,845 31,993 31,740 32,431 31,252    
Czech Republic ...     122,753 127,718 122,053 123,235 112,477    
Denmark     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Egypt       107,074 117,977 114,100 101,487 104,407   ...
Estonia     ... 17,407 16,375 18,249 15,620 16,924   ...
Finland       284,357 308,150 308,195 298,527 302,053    
France       1,100,398 1,128,871 1,172,393 1,174,837 1,146,315    
Georgia       17,803 24,968 25,296 19,362 18,219 ... ...
Germany       2,283,127 2,294,883 2,255,693 2,250,339 2,152,803    
Greece ...     197,476 192,053 216,241 196,694 222,533   ...
Hungary       168,474 162,951 162,787 178,620 198,673    
Iceland   ... ... ... 4,250 ... 4,614 ... ... ...
India ...     2,653,683 2,780,559 2,882,286 2,849,025 2,947,122 ... ...
Ireland       51,280 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Israel ...     144,042 143,450 153,631 ... ...   ...
Italy       801,823 859,269 889,793 869,132 867,842    
Japan       384,250 365,577 339,752 332,888 322,620    
Kazakhstan ... ...   76,336 71,540 70,051 69,569 76,963 ...  
Kenya ...     75,143 69,486 61,438 75,501 65,943    
Kyrgyzstan       16,387 15,184 15,873 15,873 14,627    
Latvia       16,223 22,050 26,446 23,810 25,614    
Lithuania       22,136 20,458 20,904 21,327 21,736    
Luxembourg ... ... ... 14,800 17,166 18,162 22,457 20,579   ...
Macedonia ... ...   16,911 21,141 22,690 21,226 21,093    
Malaysia ... ...   5,929 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Malta     ... ... 3,208 3,544 3,669 4,502    
Mexico ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...  
Moldova ... ... ... ... 2,560 2,046 2,106 2,030    
Mongolia       16,825 17,810 18,642 19,612 19,378   ...
Montenegro ... ...   7,806 7,211 6,774 6,630 5,833    
Morocco       306,393 324,827 325,167 337,005 ... ...  
Netherlands       493,280 496,600 470,955 423,420 382,945    
New Zealand ... ...   203,488 213,759 221,806 238,111 223,451    
Nigeria ... ... ... ... 93,817 90,756 93,333 109,055 ... ...
Norway       35,992 37,017 34,938 34,304 35,888   ...
Peru       48,739 52,629 60,053 66,331 ... ... ...
Philippines       24,247 22,267 23,967 22,627 29,134   ...
Poland       587,959 540,604 516,626 521,699 516,154    
Portugal       262,781 252,948 238,026 249,497 221,086    
Romania       188,786 228,536 230,419 235,611 243,035    
Russia       1,360,860 1,317,582 1,256,199 1,219,789 1,111,145   ...
Serbia ... ...   51,535 54,910 56,966 55,583 55,264    
Singapore       19,639 20,107 19,273 18,773 19,712    
Slovakia ... ...   53,573 53,481 52,573 56,265 53,310    
Slovenia       18,151 17,808 17,471 19,286 20,134    
South Korea       1,992,777 2,109,545 2,333,120 2,519,237 ... ... ...
Spain ... ...   287,946 311,993 350,801 334,045 322,884    
Sweden       109,702 112,304 119,244 124,852 126,451    
Switzerland ... ...   64,017 ... ... 132,907 131,705    
Tajikistan ... ...   8,328 8,940 8,363 8,859 7,927   ...
Thailand ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 398,624 ... ...
Turkey       798,205 894,390 1,058,839 ... ... ... ...
Turkmenistan       5,341 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ukraine ...     214,507 214,093 207,740 212,090 226,385 ... ...
United Kingdom ... ...   1,475,436 299,155 309,356 206,537 196,095   ...
USA       14,382,852 14,211,541 14,007,265 13,689,216 13,122,113