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Country vs country: Australia and New Zealand compared: Crime stats

Definitions

  • Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night: Safety walking alone during night. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the night?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Rape rate: Number of rape incidents per 100,000 citizens in different countries. Figures do not take into account rape incidents that go unreported to the police.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes per million people: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Kidnappings: Number of kidnappings recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Software piracy rate: The piracy rate is the total number of units of pirated software deployed in 2007 divided by the total units of software installed.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Murders with firearms: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Age of criminal responsibility (notes): Additional information, qualifications, exceptions and notes on the age of criminal responsibility stat, which indicates the age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Murders with firearms per million: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Fear of crime > Violent hate crime: Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Perceived problems > Illegal drugs: Problem people using or dealing drugs. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) people using or dealing drugs?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked: Worries attacked. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being physically attacked by strangers?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day: Safety walking alone during daylight. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the daylight?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Murders > Per 100,000 people: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery: Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males): Male.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed: Worries being mugged or robbed. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being mugged and robbed?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females: Female.
  • Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft: Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) property crimes such as vandalism and theft?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery: Problem corruption and bribery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) corruption and bribery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter: Worries home broken and things stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How worried are you about....having your home broken into and something stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted: Worries being insulted. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being insulted or pestered by anybody, while in the street or any other public place?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Total crime victims: People victimized by crime (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people victimized by one or more of 11 crimes recorded in the survey: robbery, burglary, attempted burglary, car theft, car vandalism, bicycle theft, sexual assault, theft from car, theft of personal property, assault and threats. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen: Worries things from car stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......having things stolen from your car?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users: Percentage of injecting drug users who are HIV positive.
  • Assault victims: People victimized by assault (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevelence.
  • Convictions: Number of people convicted of a crime.
  • Death penalty > Abolition for ordinary crimes: Amnesty International
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • Car thefts: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen: Worries car stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......having your car stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Murders > WHO: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 15-24: Suicide rates per 100,000 people by given age group, late 1990s.
  • Punishment > Has indefinite sentence: Indefinite sentence (excl. preventive or psychiatric detainment).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007: Number of guns owned per 100 residents in various countries. Following data relates to the year 2007.
  • Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole: Minimum to serve before eligibility for requesting parole.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21: Under age of 18 (or 21).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Death penalty > Abolition date: Amnesty International
  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Property crime victims: People victimized by property crime (as a % of the total population). Includes car theft, theft from car, burglary with entry and attempted burglary. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Acquitted: Total acquitted in criminal courts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Murders per million: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Convictions per 1000: Number of people convicted of a crime. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Car thefts per 1000: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Perception of safety > Walking in dark: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel safe walking in the dark.
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Acquitted per 1000: Total acquitted in criminal courts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Death penalty > Last executed: Amnesty International
  • Robbery victims: People victimized by robbery (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Manslaughters: Total recorded non-intentional homicides. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Believe in police efficiency: Proportion of people in international Crime Victims Survey 2000 who say police do a good job in controlling crime in their area.
  • Murders committed by youths per capita: Homicide rate per 100,000 population aged 10–29 years
  • Convictions > Juveniles: Number of juveniles who were convicted of a crime in the given year.
  • Perception of safety > Burglary: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel only a small risk of burglary.
  • Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled: The percentage of the offical prison capacity filled. This is obtained by comparing the number of prisoners in a nation to the offical capacity of the nation's prison system. Data for 2003.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 25-34: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Unpaid diplomatic parking fines: Average Unpaid Annual New York City Parking Violations per Diplomat, 11/1997 to 11/2002.
  • Murders committed by youths per million: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
  • Jails: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Suicide rates > Ages above 75: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Reporting to police: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 who feel they can report crimes to police - perception.
  • Jails per million: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 35-44: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 45-54: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Convictions > Juveniles per million: Number of juveniles who were convicted of a crime in the given year. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million: Average Unpaid Annual New York City Parking Violations per Diplomat, 11/1997 to 11/2002. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 65-74: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Convictions > Female: Proportion of all adult convictions that were of women.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 55-64: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Manslaughters per million: Total recorded non-intentional homicides. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Convictions > Female per million: Proportion of all adult convictions that were of women. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT Australia New Zealand HISTORY
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 67.26
Ranked 38th. 3% more than New Zealand
65.24
Ranked 43th.
Crime levels 46.01
Ranked 47th. 4% more than New Zealand
44.44
Ranked 50th.
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 10.6%
Ranked 4th.
14.6%
Ranked 2nd. 38% more than Australia
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 49.47
Ranked 49th. 14% more than New Zealand
43.52
Ranked 58th.
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,967
Ranked 41st. 1% more than New Zealand
1,957
Ranked 43th.

Murder rate 1.3 1.3
Police officers 222.7
Ranked 8th. 2227 times more than New Zealand
0.1
Ranked 14th.

Rape rate 28.6
Ranked 6th. 11% more than New Zealand
25.8
Ranked 11th.

Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 10
Ranked 7th.
11.5
Ranked 5th. 15% more than Australia
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 15
Ranked 41st.
22.6
Ranked 22nd. 51% more than Australia
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.16
Ranked 51st. 22% more than New Zealand
0.95
Ranked 13th.

Violent crime > Murder rate 229
Ranked 42nd. 6 times more than New Zealand
39
Ranked 9th.

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 10.38
Ranked 73th. 17% more than New Zealand
8.85
Ranked 10th.

Violent crime > Rapes 6,378
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than New Zealand
1,129
Ranked 19th.

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 289.05
Ranked 6th. 12% more than New Zealand
258.48
Ranked 10th.

Murders > Per capita 17.01 per 1 million people
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than New Zealand
5.82 per 1 million people
Ranked 29th.
Drugs > Opiates use 0.5%
Ranked 5th. The same as New Zealand
0.5%
Ranked 5th.
Kidnappings 3.81
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than New Zealand
0.91
Ranked 21st.
Illicit drugs Tasmania is one of the world's major suppliers of licit opiate products; government maintains strict controls over areas of opium poppy cultivation and output of poppy straw concentrate; major consumer of cocaine and amphetamines significant consumer of amphetamines
Software piracy rate 28%
Ranked 93th. 27% more than New Zealand
22%
Ranked 104th.
Prisoners 22,492 prisoners
Ranked 46th. 4 times more than New Zealand
5,968 prisoners
Ranked 90th.
Murders with firearms 59
Ranked 25th. 6 times more than New Zealand
10
Ranked 42nd.
Robberies 81.8
Ranked 4th. 37% more than New Zealand
59.7
Ranked 33th.

Violent crime > Murders 229
Ranked 42nd. 6 times more than New Zealand
39
Ranked 9th.

Age of criminal responsibility (notes) Age of criminal responsibility in Australia . Rebuttable presumption of incapacity of committing crime: under 14. 10 years for murder and manslaughter, 12 for crimes with a maximum imprisonment of fourteen years or more, 14 for all other offences.
Violent crime > Murders per million people 10.38
Ranked 73th. 17% more than New Zealand
8.85
Ranked 10th.

Murders with firearms per million 3
Ranked 36th. 19% more than New Zealand
2.53
Ranked 39th.
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 29.68
Ranked 40th. 1% more than New Zealand
29.43
Ranked 41st.
Prisoners > Per capita 116 per 100,000 people
Ranked 73th.
160 per 100,000 people
Ranked 55th. 38% more than Australia
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 49.91
Ranked 39th.
53.66
Ranked 29th. 8% more than Australia
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 38.71
Ranked 51st.
39.63
Ranked 48th. 2% more than Australia
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 80.65
Ranked 43th.
81.79
Ranked 41st. 1% more than Australia

Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.5
Ranked 107th. The same as New Zealand
1.5
Ranked 106th.
Burglaries 1,530.2
Ranked 1st. 4% more than New Zealand
1,476.3
Ranked 2nd.

Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 40.21
Ranked 41st. 5% more than New Zealand
38.44
Ranked 47th.
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males) 15.3
Ranked 4th.
17
Ranked 3rd. 11% more than Australia
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 34.5
Ranked 62nd. The same as New Zealand
34.49
Ranked 63th.
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females 4.8
Ranked 4th.
6.4
Ranked 1st. 33% more than Australia
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 51.15
Ranked 42nd. 2% more than New Zealand
50.3
Ranked 45th.
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 33.5%
Ranked 1st.
41.9%
Ranked 1st. 25% more than Australia
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 27.11
Ranked 82nd. 38% more than New Zealand
19.67
Ranked 92nd.
Murders 349%
Ranked 8th. 15 times more than New Zealand
24%
Ranked 32nd.
Rape victims 1%
Ranked 5th.
1.3%
Ranked 1st. 30% more than Australia
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Treason, terrorism, drug trafficking, rape, serious child sex offences Murder (mandatory unless manifestly unjust) manslaughter , certain drug related
Auto theft 436.2
Ranked 2nd.
563.2
Ranked 3rd. 29% more than Australia

Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 44.68
Ranked 48th. 1% more than New Zealand
44.38
Ranked 49th.
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 42.29
Ranked 39th. 4% more than New Zealand
40.85
Ranked 43th.
Assaults 797
Ranked 1st.
839.4
Ranked 5th. 5% more than Australia
Total crime victims 30.1%
Ranked 1st. 2% more than New Zealand
29.4%
Ranked 2nd.
Sentence Length 41.8
Ranked 25th. 5 times more than New Zealand
9
Ranked 36th.
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Murder of police officer or other public official, murder in South Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory, aircraft hijacking Treason
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 44.51
Ranked 63th.
51.9
Ranked 44th. 17% more than Australia
Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users 1.2%
Ranked 21st. 3 times more than New Zealand
0.42%
Ranked 56th.

Assault victims 2.4%
Ranked 3rd. The same as New Zealand
2.4%
Ranked 4th.
Convictions 14,998
Ranked 25th.
93,877
Ranked 13th. 6 times more than Australia
Death penalty > Abolition for ordinary crimes 1,984
Ranked 1st. 1% more than New Zealand
1,961
Ranked 1st.
Prisoners per 1000 1.14 prisoners
Ranked 80th.
1.51 prisoners
Ranked 58th. 32% more than Australia
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 48.9%
Ranked 10th.
80%
Ranked 8th. 64% more than Australia
Car thefts 139,094
Ranked 7th. 6 times more than New Zealand
23,324
Ranked 24th.
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 33.99
Ranked 57th.
38.61
Ranked 49th. 14% more than Australia
United States extradition treaties > Entered into force May 8, 1976<br>December 21, 1992 December 8, 1970
Murders > WHO 1.3
Ranked 148th.
1.4
Ranked 143th. 8% more than Australia
Prisoners > Female 6.7%
Ranked 19th. 46% more than New Zealand
4.6%
Ranked 53th.
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 14.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 6th.
26.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 83% more than Australia
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence Yes Yes
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 15
Ranked 20th.
22.6
Ranked 15th. 51% more than Australia
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 10 years, 20 years, 25 years, or never; individually set by judge 10 years, 17 years, 20 years, 30 years or never; individually set by judge
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 under 18 : must have minimum term set under 18 : must have minimum term set
Murders committed by youths 88
Ranked 38th. 4 times more than New Zealand
20
Ranked 56th.
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,985
Ranked 1st.
1,989
Ranked 4th. About the same as Australia
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Property crime victims 13.9%
Ranked 2nd.
14.8%
Ranked 1st. 6% more than Australia
Acquitted 1,156
Ranked 35th.
3,690
Ranked 27th. 3 times more than Australia
Murders per million 16.86%
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than New Zealand
5.74%
Ranked 29th.
Convictions per 1000 0.725
Ranked 32nd.
22.43
Ranked 2nd. 31 times more than Australia
Car thefts per 1000 7.08
Ranked 2nd. 20% more than New Zealand
5.91
Ranked 4th.
Perception of safety > Walking in dark 64%
Ranked 14th. 3% more than New Zealand
62%
Ranked 15th.
Serious assaults 3.1
Ranked 1st.
150.4
Ranked 5th. 49 times more than Australia
Acquitted per 1000 0.0588
Ranked 48th.
0.935
Ranked 10th. 16 times more than Australia
Death penalty > Last executed 1,967
Ranked 1st. 1% more than New Zealand
1,957
Ranked 1st.
Robbery victims 1.2%
Ranked 3rd. 71% more than New Zealand
0.7%
Ranked 13th.
Manslaughters 296
Ranked 18th. 27 times more than New Zealand
11
Ranked 53th.
Believe in police efficiency 76%
Ranked 4th.
79%
Ranked 3rd. 4% more than Australia
Murders committed by youths per capita 1.6
Ranked 43th.
1.8
Ranked 38th. 13% more than Australia
Convictions > Juveniles 12,856
Ranked 11th. 23 times more than New Zealand
560
Ranked 28th.
Perception of safety > Burglary 57%
Ranked 11th. 36% more than New Zealand
42%
Ranked 17th.
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 105.9%
Ranked 86th. 7% more than New Zealand
99.1%
Ranked 94th.
Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 18.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th.
25.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 34% more than Australia
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines 0.0
Ranked 135th.
0.1
Ranked 119th.
Murders committed by youths per million 4.65
Ranked 43th.
5.21
Ranked 39th. 12% more than Australia
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 21.1%
Ranked 103th. 15% more than New Zealand
18.3%
Ranked 113th.
United States extradition treaties > Date signed May 14, 1974<br>September 4, 1990 January 12, 1970
Jails 153
Ranked 21st. 9 times more than New Zealand
18
Ranked 57th.
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 16 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th. 18% more than New Zealand
13.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 14th.
Reporting to police 50%
Ranked 9th.
60%
Ranked 1st. 20% more than Australia
Jails per million 7.79
Ranked 15th. 71% more than New Zealand
4.56
Ranked 33th.
Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 15.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th. 7% more than New Zealand
14.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 14th.
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 14.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th. The same as New Zealand
14.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th.
Convictions > Juveniles per million 621.13
Ranked 10th. 5 times more than New Zealand
133.82
Ranked 28th.
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million 0.0
Ranked 133th.
0.0253
Ranked 112th.
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 11.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 15th.
17 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th. 44% more than Australia
Convictions > Female 13%
Ranked 18th.
17%
Ranked 5th. 31% more than Australia
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 13.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th. 3% more than New Zealand
13.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 14th.
Manslaughters per million 15.06
Ranked 18th. 5 times more than New Zealand
2.79
Ranked 48th.
Convictions > Female per million 0.628%
Ranked 23th.
4.06%
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than Australia

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