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Country vs country: Belize and Malaysia compared: Crime

Definitions

  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Counterfeiting: Number of conterfeiting offences as recorded by police in that country.
  • Human trafficking > Number prosecuted: Number of people prosecuted for tracking in persons (people smuggling) by country.
  • 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 > 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."
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Prosecution rate: Number of people prosecuted.
  • Prosecutors: Number of prosecutors per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
STAT Belize Malaysia HISTORY
Auto theft 21.5
Ranked 48th.
315.3
Ranked 7th. 15 times more than Belize

Burglaries 523.9
Ranked 15th. 5 times more than Malaysia
104.7
Ranked 37th.

Counterfeiting 16
Ranked 27th.
184
Ranked 36th. 12 times more than Belize

Human trafficking > Number prosecuted 0.0
Ranked 36th.
924
Ranked 1st.

Illicit drugs transshipment point for cocaine; small-scale illicit producer of cannabis, primarily for local consumption; money-laundering activity related to narcotics trafficking and offshore sector drug trafficking prosecuted vigorously and carries severe penalties; heroin still primary drug of abuse, but synthetic drug demand remains strong; continued ecstasy and methamphetamine producer for domestic users and, to a lesser extent, the regional drug market

Murder rate 33 2.3

Murders > WHO 21.9
Ranked 20th. 11 times more than Malaysia
2
Ranked 128th.

Police officers 377.2%
Ranked 10th. 7% more than Malaysia
354%
Ranked 3rd.

Prisoners 1,097 prisoners
Ranked 128th.
39,258 prisoners
Ranked 37th. 36 times more than Belize

Prisoners > Female 6.4%
Ranked 21st.
9%
Ranked 8th. 41% more than Belize

Prisoners > Per capita 459 per 100,000 people
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than Malaysia
161 per 100,000 people
Ranked 53th.

Prosecution rate 61
Ranked 38th.
489
Ranked 20th. 8 times more than Belize

Prosecutors 2.4%
Ranked 38th. 50% more than Malaysia
1.6%
Ranked 46th.

Rapes 15.3
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than Malaysia
5.2
Ranked 5th.

Robberies 182.4
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Malaysia
82.1
Ranked 26th.

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Health Organisation.; 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

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