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Country vs country: Canada and United States compared: Crime

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
STAT Canada United States HISTORY
Assaults 737.5
Ranked 6th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 7% more than Canada

Burglaries 680.9
Ranked 10th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 5% more than Canada

Car thefts 161,506
Ranked 5th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Canada

Drug offences 92,590 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 165 times more than United States
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st.

Illicit drugs illicit producer of cannabis for the domestic drug market and export to US; use of hydroponics technology permits growers to plant large quantities of high-quality marijuana indoors; increasing ecstasy production, some of which is destined for the US; vulnerable to narcotics money laundering because of its mature financial services sector 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 2.05 5

Murders with firearms 144
Ranked 14th.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 65 times more than Canada

Police officers 191.4%
Ranked 25th.
243.6%
Ranked 27th. 27% more than Canada

Prisoners 35,519 prisoners
Ranked 39th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 57 times more than Canada

Prisoners > Per capita 116 per 100,000 people
Ranked 75th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Canada

Rape victims 0.8%
Ranked 7th. Twice as much as United States
0.4%
Ranked 13th.

Rapes 491
Ranked 22nd. 16 times more than United States
30.2
Ranked 5th.

Robberies 94.2
Ranked 16th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 55% more than Canada

Software piracy rate 33%
Ranked 90th. 65% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

Total crimes 2.52 million
Ranked 8th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Canada

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; 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; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

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