Crime Rate By Country 2019

Crime Rate by Country 2019 What is the crime rate in every country?

Crime rate is calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population, and then the result is multiplied by 100,000

The crime rates in each country. While there is no clear reason as to why crimes are committed, there are several factors attributed to high crime rates. High crime rates are seen in countries or areas where there are high poverty levels and low job availability. Strict police enforcement and tough sentences tend to reduce crime rates. There is a strong correlation between age and crime, with most crimes, especially violent crimes, being committed by those ages 20-30 years old.

Venezuela has the highest crime rate in the world of 84.86. The high crime rate has been attributed to the poor political and economic environment in the country. Violent crimes, such as murder and kidnapping, have been increasing annually. Venezuela currently has the second-highest murder rate in the world.

The crime rate in the United States is 46.73. The violent crime rate in the United States has decreased sharply over the past 25 years. Crimes rates vary greatly between the states, with states with such as Alaska and Tennessee experiencing much higher crime rates than states such as Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Some of the lowest crime rates in the world can be seen in Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Japan, and New Zealand. These countries generally have stricter gun laws that have effective law enforcement. Countries such as Austria do see more petty crimes such as purse snatching or pickpocketing.

The countries with the ten highest crime rates in the world are:

  1. Venezuela (84.86)
  2. Papua New Guinea (80.26)
  3. South Africa (77.02)
  4. Honduras (75.84)
  5. Afghanistan (73.26)
  6. Trinidad and Tobago (73.15)
  7. Brazil (69.48)
  8. El Salvador (68.63)
  9. Namibia (68.14)
  10. Syria (66.91)

Below is a table with each country's crime rate.

Country Crime Index Population 2019
Venezuela84.8628,515,829
Papua New Guinea80.268,776,109
South Africa77.0258,558,270
Honduras75.849,746,117
Afghanistan73.2638,041,754
Trinidad And Tobago73.151,394,973
Brazil69.48211,049,527
El Salvador68.636,453,553
Namibia68.142,494,530
Syria66.9117,070,135
Jamaica65.262,948,279
Bangladesh64.98163,046,161
Puerto Rico64.752,933,408
Nigeria64.64200,963,599
Peru64.5832,510,453
Kazakhstan64.2318,551,427
Argentina62.9644,780,677
Kenya62.3852,573,973
Libya61.266,777,452
Malaysia60.6631,949,777
Dominican Republic60.6210,738,958
Fiji60.52889,953
Tanzania59.8358,005,463
Somalia58.7415,442,905
Mongolia57.763,225,167
Uganda56.4744,269,594
Guatemala56.0517,581,472
Costa Rica55.775,047,561
Algeria54.4143,053,054
Bolivia54.3111,513,100
Zimbabwe53.8414,645,468
Maldives53.83530,953
Botswana52.892,303,697
Colombia52.5450,339,443
Mexico52.51127,575,529
Uruguay52.333,461,734
Cambodia51.816,486,542
Ghana51.5730,417,856
Morocco49.5336,471,769
Ukraine49.0443,993,638
Iran49.0382,913,906
Ecuador48.9117,373,662
Egypt48.53100,388,073
Vietnam48.2296,462,106
Ethiopia47.46112,078,730
Mauritius47.341,269,668
Sweden47.2110,036,379
Chile47.1218,952,038
United States46.73329,064,917
France46.4565,129,728
Iraq46.3539,309,783
Indonesia46.26270,625,568
Ireland46.184,882,495
Moldova45.74,043,263
Panama45.474,246,439
Pakistan44.58216,565,318
Italy44.3560,550,075
Nicaragua44.346,545,502
United Kingdom43.6467,530,172
Bosnia And Herzegovina43.573,301,000
Lebanon43.386,855,713
Jordan42.8910,101,694
Australia42.725,203,198
Belgium42.511,539,328
India42.381,366,417,754
Russia41.7145,872,256
Thailand41.2969,625,582
Philippines41.09108,116,615
New Zealand40.894,783,063
Tunisia40.6411,694,719
Sri Lanka40.1521,323,733
Albania40.022,880,917
Turkey39.8683,429,615
Montenegro39.67627,987
Canada39.4837,411,047
Bulgaria39.317,000,119
Greece39.2910,473,455
Malta37.73440,372
Serbia37.638,772,235
China36.71,433,783,686
Latvia36.61,906,743
Nepal35.728,608,710
Kuwait35.614,207,083
Hungary35.419,684,679
Lithuania34.822,759,627
Germany34.683,517,045
Norway33.515,378,857
Azerbaijan32.6810,047,718
Spain31.0746,736,776
Israel30.718,519,377
Luxembourg30.17615,729
Portugal30.1110,226,187
Poland29.6737,887,768
Cyprus29.621,198,575
South Korea29.2451,225,308
Slovakia29.185,457,013
Bahrain29.181,641,172
Netherlands28.5417,097,130
Saudi Arabia28.2234,268,528
Brunei28.05433,285
Romania27.8419,364,557
Singapore27.75,804,337
Cuba27.6211,333,483
Czech Republic25.9910,689,209
Belarus24.89,452,411
Denmark24.725,771,876
Croatia24.234,130,304
Austria23.238,955,102
Iceland23.15339,031
Finland22.755,532,156
Estonia22.171,325,648
Slovenia22.012,078,654
Oman21.554,974,986
Switzerland21.188,591,365
Armenia20.782,957,731
Georgia20.183,996,765
Hong Kong18.17,436,154
Taiwan16.2223,773,876
Japan15.91126,860,301
United Arab Emirates15.529,770,529
Qatar122,832,067