Crime rates in Greece

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) disseminates data on crime at the international level. The data are collected through an annual United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems. In order to conduct cross-country comparisons we look at the crime rates per 100,000 people as opposed to the absolute number of crimes which is largely dependent on the population size of the country.

According to the UNOCD data for 2012, the number of thefts per 100,000 people in Greece was 1072 which places Greece at rank 31 globally. The data on theft exclude bulglary, housebreaking, theft of a motor vehicle, and robbery. Globally, over 15 million thefts are recorded annually. Looking at the robbery rate, Greece is at place 43 in the world with 54 police-recorded offences per 100,000 people.

In terms of the homicide rate, 1.5 homicides per 100,000 people were reported in Greece in 2012, rank 121 globally. The intentional homicide data also include deaths from terrorist attacks. You can click on the link in the table to find out whether the homicides rate in Greece increased or decreased over the years. As of 2012, the kidnapping rate in Greece was 1.3 kidnappings per 100,000 people.

One of the UNOCD data sets is on the imprisonment rate, which measures the number of persons held in prisons, penal institutions or correctional institutions per 100,000 people. According to this indicator, Greece ranks at place 96 globally in 2010 with 111 prisoners held per 100,000 people.
Indicator
Value
Global rank
Year
Thefts per 100,000 people 1072 31 2012
Robberies per 100,000 people 54 43 2012
Homicides per 100,000 people 1.5 121 2012
Kidnappings per 100,000 people 1.3 29 2012
Prisoners per 100,000 people 111 96 2010
Log in

Log in
Create a new account
Retrieve password
Registration






We respect your privacy, and will not share your information with third parties.
Register
go back to
log in
Click button below to subscribe for one month:

Click button below to subscribe for one year:

Forgot password

Send
go back to
log in
OK