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Burglary rate

(cases per 100,000 population)

In 2015, burglary rate in Iceland was 386.4 cases per 100,000 population. In the ranking by burglary rate including 61 countries, Iceland has the 52nd rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Russian Federation and the Albania. Compared to Kenya which at the top of the ranking with burglary rate of 3.1 cases per 100,000 population in 2015, Iceland has 12,528.43 % percent higher burglary rate.

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What is burglary rate?

“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)