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Country vs country: Australia and New Zealand compared: Crime

Definitions

  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Kidnappings: Number of kidnappings recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • 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.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Rapes: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
STAT Australia New Zealand HISTORY
Burglaries 1,530.2
Ranked 1st. 4% more than New Zealand
1,476.3
Ranked 2nd.

Car thefts 139,094
Ranked 7th. 6 times more than New Zealand
23,324
Ranked 24th.

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

Kidnappings 3.81
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than New Zealand
0.91
Ranked 21st.

Murder rate 1.3 1.3

Murders 349%
Ranked 8th. 15 times more than New Zealand
24%
Ranked 32nd.

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.

Murders with firearms 59
Ranked 25th. 6 times more than New Zealand
10
Ranked 42nd.

Police officers 222.7%
Ranked 8th. 2227 times more than New Zealand
0.1%
Ranked 14th.

Prisoners 22,492 prisoners
Ranked 46th. 4 times more than New Zealand
5,968 prisoners
Ranked 90th.

Prisoners > Per capita 116 per 100,000 people
Ranked 73th.
160 per 100,000 people
Ranked 55th. 38% more than Australia

Rape victims 1%
Ranked 5th.
1.3%
Ranked 1st. 30% more than Australia

Rapes 91.6
Ranked 1st.
1,308
Ranked 12th. 14 times more than Australia

Robberies 81.8
Ranked 4th. 37% more than New Zealand
59.7
Ranked 33th.

Software piracy rate 28%
Ranked 93th. 27% more than New Zealand
22%
Ranked 104th.

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention); International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

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