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Country vs country: Dominican Republic and United States compared: Crime

Definitions

  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) 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.
  • 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.
  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults 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 Dominican Republic United States HISTORY
Assaults 155.1
Ranked 24th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Dominican Republic

Auto theft 30.6
Ranked 45th.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 13 times more than Dominican Republic

Illicit drugs transshipment point for South American drugs destined for the US and Europe; has become a transshipment point for ecstasy from the Netherlands and Belgium destined for US and Canada; substantial money laundering activity; Colombian narcotics traffickers favor the Dominican Republic for illicit financial transactions; significant amphetamine consumption 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

Jails 32
Ranked 47th.
1,558
Ranked 6th. 49 times more than Dominican Republic

Judges 5.9%
Ranked 33th.
10.8%
Ranked 3rd. 83% more than Dominican Republic

Murder rate 22 5

Murders > WHO 16.8
Ranked 34th. 3 times more than United States
5.6
Ranked 88th.

Police officers 303.5%
Ranked 16th. 25% more than United States
243.6%
Ranked 27th.

Prisoners 13,836 prisoners
Ranked 60th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 146 times more than Dominican Republic

Prisoners > Female 3.1%
Ranked 90th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than Dominican Republic

Prisoners > Per capita 157 per 100,000 people
Ranked 57th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Dominican Republic

Robberies 556.4
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United States
146.4
Ranked 10th.

Sentence Length 48
Ranked 24th. 66% more than United States
29
Ranked 30th.

Serious assaults 5.9
Ranked 40th.
281.6
Ranked 1st. 48 times more than Dominican Republic

Software piracy rate 79%
Ranked 30th. 4 times more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

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; 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); 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; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

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