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Number of homicides in Denmark 2009-2019

In Denmark, the total number of reported criminal offences fluctuated in recent years. In 2019, the number stood at close to 499 thousand crimes, and among them there were 52 homicides reported. According to the Danish Penal Code, the penalty for homicide ranges from a minimum of a five-year prison sentence to imprisonment for life. Imprisonment for life implies 12 years in prison, before the inmate can apply for probation.

Victims of crime 

In 2017, the number of victims of criminal offences reported in Denmark peaked. 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 in 2018.

Peaceful country 

In general, Denmark is considered a safe and peaceful country. In 2019, the country came in fifth place in the ranking of the most peaceful countries in the world. Its Global Peace Index amounted to 1.32. 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 2009 to 2019

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Denmark

Survey time period

2009 to 2019

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