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Global Corruption Barometer 2013 - bribery rates around the world, by service

This statistic shows bribery rates around the world as of 2013, by service. In a survey conducted between September 2012 and March 2013 in 95 countries around the world, people were asked if they or anyone living in their household paid a bribe in any form in the past 12 months to any of selected official institutions (education system; judicial system; medical and health services; police; registry and permit services; utilities; tax; land services). In 2013, 31 percent of respondents around the world had paid a bribe to the police.

Percentage of people around the world who have paid a bribe to selected services in 2013

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Release date

July 2013



Survey time period

September 2012 to March 2013

Number of respondents

About 1,000 people from each of 95 countries

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

During the survey the question was posed as followes:
In the past 12 months, when you or anyone living in your household had a contact or contacts with one of eight services, have you paid a bribe in any form?

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