Number of homicides in Denmark 2008-2018

Number of reported homicides in Denmark from 2008 to 2018

by Agnete Lundetræ Jürgensen, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Number of homicides in Denmark 2008-2018 In Denmark, the total number of reported criminal offences fluctuated in recent years. In 2018, the number stood at more than 507 thousand crimes, and among them there were 52 homicides reported. According to the Danish Penal Code, the penalty goes from a minimum of a five-year prison sentence to imprisonment for life. Imprisonment for life implies 12 years in captivity before the inmate can apply for probation.
Victims of crime 

  In 2017, there were most victims of criminal offences reported in Denmark. In the year that followed, it decreased again and amounted to almost 74.5 thousand victims of crime. Most Danes were victims of offences against property. The number was higher for women than for men as there were around 22.3 thousand female victims and nearly 15.4 thousand male victims reported.

Peaceful country 

  In general, Denmark is considered a safe and peaceful country. In 2018, it came in 5th place in the ranking of the most peaceful countries in the world. Its Global Peace Index amounted to 1.35. The lower the index value, the higher the peacefulness. This index is measured by the level of social safety and security, the extent of ongoing domestic and international conflicts, and the degree of militarization.
Show more

Number of reported homicides in Denmark from 2008 to 2018

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Crime in the United Kingdom (UK)"
  • Overview
  • Homicide
  • Theft & Robbery
  • Sexual offences
  • Drug offences
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.