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Birth cohort crime rates

How big a share of the different birth cohorts have been found guilty of criminal law offences? Are younger birth cohorts engaging in more or less criminal activity? The statistics show the number of people in the individual birth cohorts who have been found guilty of criminal offences.

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Selected statistics on Birth cohort crime rates

This page shows selected popular statistics on the subject of Birth cohort crime rates. In Statbank Denmark, you can find more data and compile your own statistics.

Development in the crime rate of selected birth cohorts (men)

Here you can see the development in the crime rate of five birth cohorts. The figure shows how big a percentage of a birth cohort that has been found guilty of a criminal law offence at different ages.
More about the figure
Last update
14.6.2023
Next update
14.6.2024
Source data

The statistics include all convictions which are registered in the Central Criminal Register at the time the extract to Statistics Denmark is done. Data are stored in Statistics Denmarks's Register of Convictions and combined with information from Statistics Denmark's Population Register.

Development in the crime rate of selected birth cohorts (women)

Here you can see the development in the crime rate of five birth cohorts. The figure shows how big a percentage of a birth cohort that has been found guilty of a criminal law offence at different ages.
More about the figure
Last update
14.6.2023
Next update
14.6.2024
Source data

The statistics include all convictions which are registered in the Central Criminal Register at the time the extract to Statistics Denmark is done. Data are stored in Statistics Denmarks's Register of Convictions and combined with information from Statistics Denmark's Population Register.

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The publication "Uden uddannelse"
The publication describes how the group of people who have no education or training distinguish themselves in a number of ways from the group who have an education, including with respect to crime

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Birth Cohort Crime

The purpose of the statistics is to analyse the number of persons from each birth cohort who have been found guilty in violation of the penal code during their lifetime. The statistics on birth cohort crime 2022 covers the birth cohorts 1965-2006.

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You can go on searching on your own in Statbank Denmark. Find further details on the crime rates of birth cohorts broken down, for example, by type of offence.

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