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Country vs country: Germany and Switzerland compared: Crime

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Kidnappings: Number of kidnappings recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held 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.
  • 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 Germany Switzerland HISTORY
Burglaries 631.6
Ranked 12th.
758.1
Ranked 8th. 20% more than Germany

Car thefts 70,617
Ranked 10th. 8% more than Switzerland
65,571
Ranked 11th.

Drug offences 250,969 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Switzerland
49,201 per 100,000 people
Ranked 5th.

Illicit drugs source of precursor chemicals for South American cocaine processors; transshipment point for and consumer of Southwest Asian heroin, Latin American cocaine, and European-produced synthetic drugs; major financial center a major international financial center vulnerable to the layering and integration stages of money laundering; despite significant legislation and reporting requirements, secrecy rules persist and nonresidents are permitted to conduct business through offshore entities and various intermediaries; transit country for and consumer of South American cocaine, Southwest Asian heroin, and Western European synthetics; domestic cannabis cultivation and limited ecstasy production

Kidnappings 0.17
Ranked 8th.
3.66
Ranked 3rd. 22 times more than Germany

Murder rate 0.86 0.71

Murders 204%
Ranked 13th. 2 times more than Switzerland
98%
Ranked 24th.

Murders > Per capita 2.48 per 1 million people
Ranked 35th.
13.17 per 1 million people
Ranked 20th. 5 times more than Germany

Murders with firearms 269
Ranked 11th. 4 times more than Switzerland
68
Ranked 23th.

Prisoners 74,904 prisoners
Ranked 16th. 15 times more than Switzerland
4,982 prisoners
Ranked 96th.

Prisoners > Per capita 96 per 100,000 people
Ranked 93th. 33% more than Switzerland
72 per 100,000 people
Ranked 111th.

Rapes 7,292
Ranked 2nd. 858 times more than Switzerland
8.5
Ranked 29th.

Robberies 65.2
Ranked 30th. 19% more than Switzerland
54.6
Ranked 36th.

Software piracy rate 27%
Ranked 95th. 8% more than Switzerland
25%
Ranked 97th.

Total crimes 6.51 million
Ranked 3rd. 21 times more than Switzerland
307,631
Ranked 31st.

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; 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); International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

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