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Country vs country: Australia and United States compared: Crime

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • 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.
  • Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • 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 United States HISTORY
Assault victims 2.4%
Ranked 3rd. Twice as much as United States
1.2%
Ranked 9th.

Assaults 797
Ranked 1st. 1% more than United States
786.7
Ranked 1st.

Burglaries 1,530.2
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
714.4
Ranked 9th.

Car thefts 139,094
Ranked 7th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Australia

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 world's largest consumer of cocaine (shipped from Colombia through Mexico and the Caribbean), Colombian heroin, and Mexican heroin and marijuana; major consumer of ecstasy and Mexican methamphetamine; minor consumer of high-quality Southeast Asian heroin; illicit producer of cannabis, marijuana, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and methamphetamine; money-laundering center

Murder rate 1.3 5

Murders with firearms 59
Ranked 25th.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 159 times more than Australia

Police officers 222.7%
Ranked 8th.
243.6%
Ranked 27th. 9% more than Australia

Prisoners 22,492 prisoners
Ranked 46th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 90 times more than Australia

Prisoners > Per capita 116 per 100,000 people
Ranked 73th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Australia

Rape victims 1%
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than United States
0.4%
Ranked 13th.

Rapes 91.6
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
30.2
Ranked 5th.

Robberies 81.8
Ranked 4th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 79% more than Australia

Sentence Length 41.8
Ranked 25th. 44% more than United States
29
Ranked 30th.

Software piracy rate 28%
Ranked 93th. 40% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

SOURCES: UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; 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; 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; 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); Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

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