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Burglary, Car Theft and Housebreaking - Burglary rate

(cases per 100,000 population)

Netherlands is the top country by burglary rate in the world. As of 2014, burglary rate in Netherlands was 1,507.76 cases per 100,000 population. The top 5 countries also includes Grenada, Denmark, Sweden, and Belgium.

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“Burglary” means gaining unauthorised access to a part of a building/dwelling or other premises; including by use of force; with the intent to steal goods (breaking and entering). “Burglary” should include; where possible; theft from a house; appartment or other dwelling place; factory; shop or office; from a military establishment; or by using false keys. It should exclude theft from a car; from a container; from a vending machine; from a parking meter and from fenced meadow/compound. (UN-CTS M4.6)