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Country vs country: Greece 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 committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • 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 Greece United States HISTORY
Assaults 66.7
Ranked 37th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than Greece

Burglaries 292.3
Ranked 25th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Greece

Car thefts 8,486
Ranked 30th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 147 times more than Greece

Drug offences 33.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 55th.
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st. 17 times more than Greece

Illicit drugs a gateway to Europe for traffickers smuggling cannabis and heroin from the Middle East and Southwest Asia to the West and precursor chemicals to the East; some South American cocaine transits or is consumed in Greece; money laundering related to drug trafficking and organized crime 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 1.05 5

Murders committed by youths 25
Ranked 54th.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 329 times more than Greece

Police officers 376.4%
Ranked 11th. 55% more than United States
243.6%
Ranked 27th.

Prisoners 8,841 prisoners
Ranked 71st.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 228 times more than Greece

Prisoners > Female 4.9%
Ranked 48th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 73% more than Greece

Prisoners > Per capita 83 per 100,000 people
Ranked 103th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Greece

Rapes 218
Ranked 31st. 7 times more than United States
30.2
Ranked 5th.

Robberies 23.4
Ranked 51st.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 6 times more than Greece

Software piracy rate 58%
Ranked 59th. 3 times more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

Total crimes 102,783
Ranked 44th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 116 times more than Greece

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; World Health Organization: World report on violence and health, 2002; 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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