Corruption in the United States

The "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 26 points in the United States for 2016. The scale has a range from 0 to 100, in which corruption raises, the higher the number is. With this result the United States ranks 18th. So, compared to other countries it is above average.

Compared to the previous year, in 2016 the level of corruption slightly raised. In the long term, it has nevertheless declined moderately in recent years.

The ranking is led by Denmark with a value of 10. The sad last place is occupied by Somalia (90 points).

You can find the complete country comparison here International Ranking of Corruption


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Development of corruption in the United States 2003 - 2016




Development of the corruption index in the United States 2003 - 2016

YearUSAØ North AmericaØ worldwide
20162648.657.1
20152453.657.4
20142645.256.7
20132745.957.2
20122745.156.6
20112948.159.7
20102951.359.9
20092547.859.7
20082748.259.8
20072851.060.1
20062755.659.1
20052452.959.1
20042552.858.3
20032553.057.6


All data are evaluated annually by Transparency International. For 2016 a total of 176 countries of all continents have been surveyed. The original "Corruption Perceptions Index" gives numbers from 0 to 100, where 100 ist the worst index (contrariwise here). The official value for the United States is given as 74 points in 2016. Therefore it would be a Anti-Corruption Index instead of a Corruption Index. For better clarity and an easier optical view of the graphs, these numbers were inverted here.