Number of homicides in Denmark 2012-2022
Victims of crime
In 2021, the number of victims of criminal offences reported in Denmark fell below 60,000. This was the lowest number over the past 10 years. The most common type of crime experienced by Danes was violent crimes. The number was higher for men than for women.
In general, Denmark is considered a safe and peaceful country. In 2022, the country was ranked the sixth most peaceful country in the world, only behind Iceland, New Zealand, Ireland, Austria, and Portugal. This ranking is measured by the level of social safety and security, the extent of ongoing domestic and international conflicts, and the degree of militarization.