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.

Number of reported homicides in Denmark from 2008 to 2018

Number of homicides
201852
201754
201649
2015 46
2014 59
2013 41
2012 43
2011 49
2010 49
2009 56
2008 53
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Denmark

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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