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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate 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.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Murders with firearms per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Age of criminal responsibility (notes): Additional information, qualifications, exceptions and notes on the age of criminal responsibility stat, which indicates the age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

    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.
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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.
  • Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007: Number of guns owned per 100 residents in various countries. Following data relates to the year 2007.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

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  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • 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).

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  • Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole: Minimum to serve before eligibility for requesting parole.

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  • Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

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  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • 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.
  • Judges and Magistrates: Number of Judges and Magistrates
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Foreign prisoners: Prisoners who are foreign nationals, expressed as a percentage share of total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

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

  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Adults prosecuted: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Perception of safety > Burglary: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel only a small risk of burglary.
  • Judges and Magistrates per million: Number of Judges and Magistrates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Prosecutors: Number of prosecutors per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prison staff: Number of correction staff in adult prisons per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
  • 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.
  • Murders committed by youths per capita: Homicide rate per 100,000 population aged 10–29 years
  • 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.
  • Jails per million: 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. 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.
  • Reporting to police: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 who feel they can report crimes to police - perception.
  • Suicide rates > Ages above 75: 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.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 65-74: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 45-54: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • 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.
STAT Germany United States HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 14
Ranked 20th. 2 times more than United States
6
Ranked 58th.
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 52.2
Ranked 77th.
65.22
Ranked 44th. 25% more than Germany
Crime levels 23.57
Ranked 77th.
55.84
Ranked 30th. 2 times more than Germany
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 4.8%
Ranked 4th.
13.7%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Germany
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 75.16
Ranked 9th. 80% more than United States
41.84
Ranked 60th.
Murder rate 0.86 5
Police officers 303.8
Ranked 15th. 25% more than United States
243.6
Ranked 27th.
Rape rate 9.4
Ranked 24th.
27.3
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than Germany

Total crimes 6.51 million
Ranked 3rd.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 83% more than Germany
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 30.3
Ranked 15th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Germany
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 0.81
Ranked 43th.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 6 times more than Germany

Violent crime > Murder rate 690
Ranked 29th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 19 times more than Germany

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 8.44
Ranked 79th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 5 times more than Germany

Violent crime > Rapes 7,724
Ranked 5th.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than Germany

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 94.45
Ranked 24th.
274.04
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than Germany

Total crimes per 1000 78.89
Ranked 11th. 91% more than United States
41.29
Ranked 22nd.
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
Murders with firearms 269
Ranked 11th.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 35 times more than Germany
Prisoners 74,904 prisoners
Ranked 16th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 27 times more than Germany
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,945
Ranked 7th.
2,014
Ranked 1st. 4% more than Germany
Robberies 65.2
Ranked 30th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Germany
Violent crime > Murders 690
Ranked 29th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 19 times more than Germany

Software piracy rate 27%
Ranked 95th. 35% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Drugs > Opiates use 0.3%
Ranked 6th.
0.57%
Ranked 3rd. 90% 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
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 25.93
Ranked 53th.
32.55
Ranked 31st. 26% more than Germany
Murders with firearms per million 3.26
Ranked 33th.
32.57
Ranked 10th. 10 times more than Germany
Violent crime > Murders per million people 8.44
Ranked 79th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 5 times more than Germany

Frauds 926,903
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
371,800
Ranked 2nd.
Age of criminal responsibility (notes) Minors between 14 and 18 years are sentenced by juvenile justice. An adult between 18 and 21 years may still be sentenced by juvenile justice if mental matureness is not existing. url= http://www.national.org.nz/Article.aspx?ArticleID=3882 |title= Saving a generation of young people |first=Don |last=Brash |authorlink= Don Brash |publisher= New Zealand National Party |date = 21 March 2005 |accessdate= 31 October 2012}}</ref>; however, only 15 states have set minimum ages, which range from 6 to 12 years. States without statutory minimum ages rely on common law, which means that 7 is the minimum age in most states; for federal crimes the age has been set at 11.
Murders > Per 100,000 people 1
Ranked 119th.
5.9
Ranked 63th. 6 times more than Germany
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 92.19
Ranked 9th. 23% more than United States
75.24
Ranked 57th.

Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 28.44
Ranked 70th.
42.08
Ranked 43th. 48% more than Germany
Burglaries 631.6
Ranked 12th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 13% more than Germany

Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 36.25
Ranked 66th.
61.82
Ranked 19th. 71% more than Germany
Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 20.81
Ranked 82nd.
75.54
Ranked 10th. 4 times more than Germany
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 22.8
Ranked 79th.
45.01
Ranked 47th. 97% more than Germany
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 35.47
Ranked 80th.
57.93
Ranked 28th. 63% more than Germany
Assaults 619.9
Ranked 7th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 27% more than Germany
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 26.09
Ranked 82nd.
48.52
Ranked 39th. 86% more than Germany
Auto theft 51.4
Ranked 35th.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 8 times more than Germany

Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 23.53
Ranked 88th.
42.45
Ranked 69th. 80% more than Germany
Murders > WHO 0.7
Ranked 174th.
5.6
Ranked 88th. 8 times more than Germany
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 35.16
Ranked 54th.
44.84
Ranked 33th. 28% more than Germany
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 24.5%
Ranked 1st.
51.6%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Germany
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence See details Varies by state
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 4.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th.
13.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Germany
Prisoners per 1000 0.908 prisoners
Ranked 96th.
7.02 prisoners
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than Germany
Car thefts 70,617
Ranked 10th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than Germany
Prisoners > Female 5%
Ranked 45th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 70% more than Germany
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 27.87
Ranked 83th.
59.02
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than Germany
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 30.3
Ranked 14th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 3 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.
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Aggravated murder, genocide resulting in death, crimes against humanity resulting in death, war crimes against persons resulting in death Varies by state
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 50.45%
Ranked 19th. 8% more than United States
46.8%
Ranked 12th.

Judges 17.8%
Ranked 13th. 65% more than United States
10.8%
Ranked 3rd.

Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 10 years Yes ( de jure )
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 15 years 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Murders committed by youths 156
Ranked 25th.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 53 times more than Germany
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 21.31
Ranked 80th.
42.04
Ranked 45th. 97% more than Germany
Judges and Magistrates 20,901
Ranked 4th.
29,023
Ranked 3rd. 39% more than Germany
Frauds per 1000 11.24
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than United States
1.29
Ranked 24th.
Car thefts per 1000 0.856
Ranked 36th.
4.33
Ranked 11th. 5 times more than Germany
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence No Yes
Believe in police efficiency 67%
Ranked 12th.
89%
Ranked 1st. 33% more than Germany
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 29.9%
Ranked 19th. 60 times more than United States
0.5%
Ranked 77th.
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Serious assaults 183.1
Ranked 1st.
281.6
Ranked 1st. 54% more than Germany
Adults prosecuted 513,482
Ranked 8th.
14.2 million
Ranked 1st. 28 times more than Germany
Perception of safety > Burglary 45%
Ranked 14th.
78%
Ranked 4th. 73% more than Germany
Judges and Magistrates per million 253.38
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than United States
100.91
Ranked 31st.
Prosecutors 6.1%
Ranked 25th.
8.8%
Ranked 1st. 44% more than Germany

Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 9.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th.
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th. 63% more than Germany
Adults prosecuted per 1000 6.22
Ranked 28th.
49.38
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than Germany
Jails 209
Ranked 13th.
1,558
Ranked 6th. 7 times more than Germany
Prison staff 43.8%
Ranked 34th.
138.3%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Germany

Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 21.2%
Ranked 102nd. 6% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 100.5%
Ranked 91st.
0.0
Ranked 126th.
Murders committed by youths per capita 0.8
Ranked 55th.
11
Ranked 14th. 14 times more than Germany
Murders committed by youths per million 1.9
Ranked 63th.
29.48
Ranked 16th. 16 times more than Germany
Jails per million 2.53
Ranked 60th.
5.42
Ranked 24th. 2 times more than Germany
Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 15.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th. 3% more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th.
Reporting to police 48%
Ranked 12th.
52%
Ranked 7th. 8% more than Germany
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 45.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than United States
22 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th.
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 32.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
13.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 34.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 28.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United States
14.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
International Court of Justice > Current composition > Term End 2012 2015

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What's the point of listing "total crimes" without comparing total population... that is meaningless... then claiming that one total is "x times more than" some place else having 10% of the total population/cars/etc?

Posted on 01 May 2014

surfgeorge

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  • Hi George we have per capita stat for that too: http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Total-crimes-per-1000 . Total crimes is for some reason the more popular stat though. It depends on whether you're interested in a person's likelihood of being a victim of crime, or how crime is distributed around the globe.

    Luke.Metcalfe 02 May 2014

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