1. Denmark $0.222 Billion ($222 Million)

  2. Black Market Crime in Denmark

Denmark Security Threats

Data and information about security threats from Denmark’s black market. Intelligence and security information collected from government agencies, news articles and other public data sources.

There are an estimated 3,200 prostitutes working in Denmark, according to estimates by security officials and researchers. Nearly half of the prostitutes are immigrants to the country.

(Number of prostitutes by country.)

Between 260,000 and 285,000 men in Denmark have admitted in surveys to have used the services of prostitutes. This corresponds to 15.5 percent of the population, or nearly one out of every six men in Denmark have paid for sex. According to surveys, the average man first visited a prostitute before he turns 25 years old. 30 percent of men have said they only visited a prostitute once, while 9 percent of paying customers say that they have visited prostitutes over 50 times.

85 percent of women who are working as prostitutes in Denmark state that they entered the sex industry due to financial and economic reasons. 18 percent said that they have been victims of physical violence from their customers at least once during the past year.

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Source:  Ray Weaver, “One out of six Danish men have paid for sex,” Copenhagen Post, May 12, 2014.

There are over 1,400 prostitutes working in the streets of Denmark.

Source:  Joan Smith, “Why the game’s up for Sweden’s sex trade,” Independent, March 26, 2013.

According to the 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, Somalia is the most corrupt nation in the world, followed by Afghanistan.

The least corrupt nation is New Zealand, followed by Denmark.

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Source:  Phyllis Korkki, “The Countries Most Known for Corruption,” New York Times, December 5, 2009.


According to the 2009 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, there are 27,000 drug addicts in Denmark.

Source:  US State Department, “2009 INCSR: Country Report: Denmark,” February 27, 2009.

36.5 percent of the population in Denmark smoked marijuana at least once in their lifetime, and 4.0 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.

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