Administration of Justice

Crime Index 2000

This site provides a report showing crime statistics for the year 2000.

Icelandic Crime Statistics

The Office of the National Police Commissioner collects crime data from all districts nationwide for the purpose of examining changes in crime over time and also for comparison between domestic police districts and in international context. This site provides the most recent crime data.

Statistical Yearbook of Iceland
This site provides a full report (in .pdf format) showing all major statistics for Iceland, including the judiciary (website).

Corruption & Fraud

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe

GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Iceland. The report has been made public with the agreement of the country’s authorities. It focuses on two distinct themes: criminalization of corruption and transparency of party funding.

Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Iceland
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Iceland
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Iceland, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (website).

Law & the Courts

Statistics Iceland

The viewer can download figures on court cases and prisons and prisoners.