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Country vs country: Ireland and United States compared: Crime

Definitions

  • Assaults: Number of assaults 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.
  • 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).
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • 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.
  • 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 Ireland United States HISTORY
Assaults 93.9
Ranked 32nd.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Ireland

Auto theft 396
Ranked 5th. 1% more than United States
390.2
Ranked 6th.

Burglaries 567.9
Ranked 14th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 26% more than Ireland

Car thefts 14,851
Ranked 28th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 84 times more than Ireland

Drug offences 190.2 per 100,000 people
Ranked 50th.
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st. 3 times more than Ireland

Frauds 1,529
Ranked 49th.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 243 times more than Ireland

Illicit drugs transshipment point for and consumer of hashish from North Africa to the UK and Netherlands and of European-produced synthetic drugs; increasing consumption of South American cocaine; minor transshipment point for heroin and cocaine destined for Western Europe; despite recent legislation, narcotics-related money laundering - using bureaux de change, trusts, and shell companies involving the offshore financial community - remains a concern 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

Jails 14
Ranked 60th.
1,558
Ranked 6th. 111 times more than Ireland

Murders committed by youths 10
Ranked 65th.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 823 times more than Ireland

Murders with firearms 12
Ranked 41st.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 781 times more than Ireland

Police officers 303.3%
Ranked 17th. 25% more than United States
243.6%
Ranked 27th.

Rapes 396
Ranked 25th. 13 times more than United States
30.2
Ranked 5th.

Robberies 55.7
Ranked 34th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Ireland

Software piracy rate 34%
Ranked 89th. 70% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

Total crimes 81,274
Ranked 50th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 146 times more than Ireland

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