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Country vs country: France and United States compared: Crime stats

Definitions

  • Age of criminal responsibility: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.  The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.
  • Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Fear of crime > Violent hate crime: Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Rape rate: Number of rape incidents per 100,000 citizens in different countries. Figures do not take into account rape incidents that go unreported to the police.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes per million people: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year.
  • Total crimes per 1000: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night: Safety walking alone during night. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the night?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • 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.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries 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.
  • International Court of Justice > Current composition > Term End: Date term of judges of different nationality in the International Court of Justice will come to an end.
  • Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Assaults: Number of 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.
  • Murders > Per 100,000 people: 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."
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day: Safety walking alone during daylight. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the daylight?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft: Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) property crimes such as vandalism and theft?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked: Worries attacked. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being physically attacked by strangers?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed: Worries being mugged or robbed. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being mugged and robbed?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery: Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Total crime victims: People victimized by crime (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people victimized by one or more of 11 crimes recorded in the survey: robbery, burglary, attempted burglary, car theft, car vandalism, bicycle theft, sexual assault, theft from car, theft of personal property, assault and threats. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted: Worries being insulted. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being insulted or pestered by anybody, while in the street or any other public place?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perceived problems > Illegal drugs: Problem people using or dealing drugs. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) people using or dealing drugs?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole: Minimum to serve before eligibility for requesting parole.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21: Under age of 18 (or 21).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery: Problem corruption and bribery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) corruption and bribery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter: Worries home broken and things stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How worried are you about....having your home broken into and something stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen: Worries car stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......having your car stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Punishment > Has indefinite sentence: Indefinite sentence (excl. preventive or psychiatric detainment).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Suicide rates > Ages 15-24: Suicide rates per 100,000 people by given age group, late 1990s.
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Property crime victims: People victimized by property crime (as a % of the total population). Includes car theft, theft from car, burglary with entry and attempted burglary. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen: Worries things from car stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......having things stolen from your car?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Judges and Magistrates: Number of Judges and Magistrates
  • 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.
  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007: Number of guns owned per 100 residents in various countries. Following data relates to the year 2007.
  • Prosecutors: Number of prosecutors per 100,000 population.
  • Car thefts per 1000: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Robbery victims: People victimized by robbery (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Frauds per 1000: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Perception of safety > Walking in dark: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel safe walking in the dark.
  • Judges and Magistrates per million: Number of Judges and Magistrates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Believe in police efficiency: Proportion of people in international Crime Victims Survey 2000 who say police do a good job in controlling crime in their area.
  • Bribery victims: People victimized by bribery (corruption) (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people who have been asked or expected to pay a bribe by a government official. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Adults prosecuted: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled: The percentage of the offical prison capacity filled. This is obtained by comparing the number of prisoners in a nation to the offical capacity of the nation's prison system. Data for 2003.
  • Prisoners > Foreign prisoners: Prisoners who are foreign nationals, expressed as a percentage share of total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 25-34: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Adults prosecuted per 1000: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Suicide rates > Ages above 75: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Murders committed by youths per million: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 35-44: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Perception of safety > Burglary: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel only a small risk of burglary.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 45-54: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Reporting to police: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 who feel they can report crimes to police - perception.
  • Murders committed by youths per capita: Homicide rate per 100,000 population aged 10–29 years
  • Suicide rates > Ages 65-74: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 55-64: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
STAT France United States HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 13
Ranked 29th. 2 times more than United States
6
Ranked 58th.
Crime levels 49.47
Ranked 38th.
55.84
Ranked 30th. 13% more than France
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 8.6%
Ranked 4th.
13.7%
Ranked 1st. 59% more than France
Drugs > Opiates use 0.4%
Ranked 2nd.
0.57%
Ranked 3rd. 43% more than France
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 37.77
Ranked 19th. 16% more than United States
32.55
Ranked 31st.
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,977
Ranked 15th.
2,014
Ranked 1st. 2% more than France
Murder rate 1.31 5
Police officers 210.2
Ranked 8th.
243.6
Ranked 27th. 16% more than France
Rape rate 16.2
Ranked 21st.
27.3
Ranked 9th. 69% more than France

Total crimes 3.77 million
Ranked 4th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than France
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 31.2
Ranked 12th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than France
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.63
Ranked 34th.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than France

Violent crime > Murder rate 682
Ranked 37th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 19 times more than France

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 10.54
Ranked 98th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 4 times more than France

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 156.22
Ranked 21st.
274.04
Ranked 9th. 75% more than France

Violent crime > Rapes 10,108
Ranked 5th.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than France

Total crimes per 1000 61.03
Ranked 14th. 48% more than United States
41.29
Ranked 22nd.
Robberies 10.8
Ranked 14th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 14 times more than France
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 67.93
Ranked 37th. 4% more than United States
65.22
Ranked 44th.
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 44.89
Ranked 56th. 7% more than United States
41.84
Ranked 60th.
Violent crime > Murders per million people 10.54
Ranked 98th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 4 times more than France

Violent crime > Murders 682
Ranked 37th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 19 times more than France

Prisoners 56,957 prisoners
Ranked 25th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 35 times more than France
Rape victims 0.7%
Ranked 10th. 75% more than United States
0.4%
Ranked 13th.
Burglaries 622.4
Ranked 4th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 15% more than France

Auto theft 323.4
Ranked 4th.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 21% more than France

International Court of Justice > Current composition > Term End 2018 2015
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Prisoners > Per capita 95 per 100,000 people
Ranked 95th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than France
Assaults 180.1
Ranked 4th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than France
Software piracy rate 42%
Ranked 82nd. 2 times more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.6
Ranked 105th.
5.9
Ranked 63th. 4 times more than France
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 75.79
Ranked 56th. 1% more than United States
75.24
Ranked 57th.

Illicit drugs transshipment point for and consumer of South American cocaine, Southwest Asian heroin, and European synthetics 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
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 30.6%
Ranked 3rd.
51.6%
Ranked 1st. 69% more than France
Frauds 142,583
Ranked 4th.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than France
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 54.52
Ranked 35th.
57.93
Ranked 28th. 6% more than France
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 48.14
Ranked 30th. 14% more than United States
42.08
Ranked 43th.
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Aggravated murder, aggravated torture, aggravated treason, drug kinping, crimes against humanity, war crimes Varies by state
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 49.46
Ranked 36th. 10% more than United States
45.01
Ranked 47th.
Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 41.4
Ranked 39th.
75.54
Ranked 10th. 82% more than France
Total crime victims 21.4%
Ranked 13th. 1% more than United States
21.1%
Ranked 15th.
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 56.65
Ranked 15th. 26% more than United States
44.84
Ranked 33th.
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 51.63
Ranked 36th.
61.82
Ranked 19th. 20% more than France
Assault victims 1.4%
Ranked 7th. 17% more than United States
1.2%
Ranked 9th.
Murders > WHO 0.8
Ranked 173th.
5.6
Ranked 88th. 7 times more than France
Prisoners per 1000 0.922 prisoners
Ranked 95th.
7.02 prisoners
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than France
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 18\u201322 years (30 years or never for very rare cases) 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence None Varies by state
Drug offences 176.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 51st.
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st. 3 times more than France
Judges 11.5%
Ranked 3rd. 6% more than United States
10.8%
Ranked 3rd.

Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 under 16 : max. 20 years' imprisonment Yes ( de jure )
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 27.63
Ranked 80th.
42.45
Ranked 69th. 54% more than France
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 40.86
Ranked 55th.
48.52
Ranked 39th. 19% more than France
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 37.09
Ranked 50th.
42.04
Ranked 45th. 13% more than France
Prisoners > Female 3.8%
Ranked 73th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than France
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence Yes, but only if decided by court at sentencing Yes
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 10.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th.
13.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th. 33% more than France
Serious assaults 0.3
Ranked 6th.
281.6
Ranked 1st. 939 times more than France
Property crime victims 8.7%
Ranked 9th.
10%
Ranked 7th. 15% more than France
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 47.19
Ranked 55th.
59.02
Ranked 33th. 25% more than France
Judges and Magistrates 6,774
Ranked 7th.
29,023
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than France
Car thefts 301,539
Ranked 3rd.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than France
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Murders committed by youths 91
Ranked 36th.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 90 times more than France
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 31.2
Ranked 11th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than France
Prosecutors 2.7%
Ranked 10th.
8.8%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than France

Car thefts per 1000 4.88
Ranked 9th. 13% more than United States
4.33
Ranked 11th.
Robbery victims 1.1%
Ranked 5th. 83% more than United States
0.6%
Ranked 16th.
Frauds per 1000 2.31
Ranked 14th. 78% more than United States
1.29
Ranked 24th.
Perception of safety > Walking in dark 77%
Ranked 10th.
82%
Ranked 2nd. 6% more than France
Judges and Magistrates per million 109.61
Ranked 26th. 9% more than United States
100.91
Ranked 31st.
Believe in police efficiency 65%
Ranked 13th.
89%
Ranked 1st. 37% more than France
Bribery victims 1.3%
Ranked 5th. 7 times more than United States
0.2%
Ranked 12th.
Adults prosecuted 54,224
Ranked 24th.
14.2 million
Ranked 1st. 262 times more than France
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 124.7%
Ranked 55th.
0.0
Ranked 126th.
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 21.4%
Ranked 25th. 43 times more than United States
0.5%
Ranked 77th.
Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 21.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 39% more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th.
Adults prosecuted per 1000 0.877
Ranked 40th.
49.38
Ranked 2nd. 56 times more than France
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 48 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United States
22 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th.
Murders committed by youths per million 1.5
Ranked 65th.
29.48
Ranked 16th. 20 times more than France
Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 28.5 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 86% more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th.
Perception of safety > Burglary 43%
Ranked 16th.
78%
Ranked 4th. 81% more than France
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 28.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 4th. 99% more than United States
14.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
Reporting to police 49%
Ranked 10th.
52%
Ranked 7th. 6% more than France
Murders committed by youths per capita 0.6
Ranked 56th.
11
Ranked 14th. 18 times more than France
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 31.2 per 100,000 people
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 26.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than United States
13.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 37.4%
Ranked 54th. 87% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

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