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Top 20 Countries with Highest Rate of Thefts

Theft means taking someone else’s belongings or services without their approval or agreement and planning to keep them away from the true owner.

It is a criminal offense in most countries. Some perpetrators of the acts sometimes injure or even kill their victims.

Unfortunately, theft is more predominant in some countries than others. Below is a list of 20 countries with the highest cases of thefts per 100,000 people, according to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2018 data (or last available)

  • 1. Uruguay – 4,228
  • 2. Sweden – 3,352
  • 3. Denmark – 3,178
  • 4. New Zealand – 2,853
  • 5. UK – 2,694
  • 6. Australia – 2,332
  • 7. France – 2,136
  • 8. Finland – 1,954
  • 9. Belgium – 1,900
  • 10. Norway – 1,729
  • 11. Italy – 1,651
  • 12. Switzerland – 1,595
  • 13. USA – 1,594
  • 14. Scotland – 1,591
  • 15. Canada – 1,420
  • 16. Netherlands – 1,372
  • 17. Ireland – 1,339
  • 18. Germany – 1,302
  • 19. Austria – 1,266
  • 20. Brazil – 1,052

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