Crime Statistics


The Greenlandic court system is comprised of four District Courts and The Court of Greenland, to represent first court level. The High Court of Greenland represents the second court level.

As the Greenlandic court system is still a part of the Danish court system, the Supreme Court of Denmark is also third court level for Greenland.

The justice system in Greenland emphasizes resocialization. Convicts are generally allowed to maintain some degree of everyday life during imprisonment. Six correctional facilities exist in Greenland, with a 154 total inmate capacity. Mentally deviant offenders may be sentenced to time-indefinite imprisonment in Denmark.

Offenses against persons include murder, violence, rape and sexual assaults on minors. Compared to the other Nordic countries, offenses against persons are considerably more frequent. The number of verdicts is highly susceptible to the current focus areas of the criminal justice system.

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Greenlandic names by January 1.st 2017. You can read more on names here



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