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Country vs country: Germany 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 > 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.
  • 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 United States HISTORY
Assaults 619.9
Ranked 7th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 27% more than Germany

Burglaries 631.6
Ranked 12th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 13% more than Germany

Car thefts 70,617
Ranked 10th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than Germany

Drug offences 250,969 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 448 times more than United States
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st.

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 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 0.86 5

Murders with firearms 269
Ranked 11th.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 35 times more than Germany

Police officers 303.8%
Ranked 15th. 25% more than United States
243.6%
Ranked 27th.

Prisoners 74,904 prisoners
Ranked 16th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 27 times more than Germany

Prisoners > Female 5%
Ranked 45th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 70% more than Germany

Prisoners > Per capita 96 per 100,000 people
Ranked 93th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Germany

Rapes 7,292
Ranked 2nd. 241 times more than United States
30.2
Ranked 5th.

Robberies 65.2
Ranked 30th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Germany

Software piracy rate 27%
Ranked 95th. 35% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

Total crimes 6.51 million
Ranked 3rd.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 83% more than Germany

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; 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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