Corruption in IcelandThe "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 26 points in Iceland for 2022. The scale has a range from 0 to 100. The more corruption rises, the higher the number is. With this result Iceland ranks 16th. So, compared to other countries, it is better than average.
Compared to the previous year, in 2022, the level of corruption remained unchanged. In the long term, it has risen significantly in the last few years.
The United States are in 24th place with a score of 31. The ranking is led by Denmark, with a value of 10. The sad last place is occupied by Somalia (88 points).
You can find the complete country comparison here: International Ranking of Corruption
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Corruption in Iceland 2003 - 2022
The causes of corruption lie in part in political and cultural reasons. Ineffective law enforcement may further promote it. It is striking that it is regularly lower in democratically governed countries (form of government in Iceland: Parliamentary republic). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In Iceland, per capita income is 63,460 USD annually, which is extremely high by global standards. The high cost of living also indicates a prosperous country.
Development of the corruption index in Iceland 2003 - 2022
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