Chance of getting murdered in Denmark

UN homicide by country

The chance of getting murdered in Denmark is low and if you do get murdered the chance of your killer ending up behind bars is high.

According to a new report by the United Nations’ Office of Drugs and Crime, the chance of getting murdered in Denmark is 0.8 in every 100,000 people which amount to 47 people being murdered in Denmark in 2012. Copenhagen is slightly higher than the rest of Denmark with 1.1 murder per 100,000 people or 14 murders in 2012. The good news is – that the rate of murders solved in Denmark is 96% according to Det Kriminalpræventive Råd.

Compared to America, Denmark is still much safer. In the United States 4 people is murdered per 100,000 people or 14,827 people in 2012. The chance of getting murdered in New York is 5.2 people per 100,000 people equal to 419 murders.

Honduras – the world’s most violent country – should not be a recommended vacation spot with 1 in every 1,000 people being murdered. Singapore is one of the safest countries with only 1 person in every 480,000 people.

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