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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Crime stats

Definitions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Violent crime > Murders: 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.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Executions: Number of known executions in the country (Data is for 2007). Because these figures include only documented cases; the true figures are likely to be higher in many countries.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assaults: Number of assaults 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."
  • Total crime victims: People victimized by crime (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people victimized by one or more of 11 crimes recorded in the survey: robbery, burglary, attempted burglary, car theft, car vandalism, bicycle theft, sexual assault, theft from car, theft of personal property, assault and threats. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

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  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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).
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 15-24: Suicide rates per 100,000 people by given age group, late 1990s.
  • 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.
  • Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole: Minimum to serve before eligibility for requesting parole.

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  • Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21: Under age of 18 (or 21).

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  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

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

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  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (executions): Number of executions carried out in 2012.
  • 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.
  • Assault victims: People victimized by assault (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevelence.
  • Punishment > Has indefinite sentence: Indefinite sentence (excl. preventive or psychiatric detainment).

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  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Executions per million: Number of known executions in the country (Data is for 2007). Because these figures include only documented cases; the true figures are likely to be higher in many countries. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Judges and Magistrates: Number of Judges and Magistrates
  • Perception of safety > Walking in dark: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel safe walking in the dark.
  • 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.
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Property crime victims: People victimized by property crime (as a % of the total population). Includes car theft, theft from car, burglary with entry and attempted burglary. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners > Foreign prisoners: Prisoners who are foreign nationals, expressed as a percentage share of total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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.
  • Robbery victims: People victimized by robbery (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prosecutors: Number of prosecutors per 100,000 population.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (executions) per million people: Number of executions carried out in 2012. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Judges and Magistrates per million: Number of Judges and Magistrates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Adults prosecuted: 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.
  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

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

  • Capital punishment > Number executed: Estimated number of people executed in each country in the year 2009. Some countries do not release official figures in this regard. Figures relating to such countries are just estimates released by Amnesty International.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
  • Perception of safety > Burglary: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel only a small risk of burglary.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 25-34: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Embezzlements: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Capital punishment > Number executed per million: Estimated number of people executed in each country in the year 2009. Some countries do not release official figures in this regard. Figures relating to such countries are just estimates released by Amnesty International. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Reporting to police: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 who feel they can report crimes to police - perception.
  • 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 above 75: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 35-44: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Embezzlements per million: 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 65-74: 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 45-54: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
STAT Japan United States HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 12
Ranked 37th. Twice as much as United States
6
Ranked 58th.
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 47.56
Ranked 16th.
65.22
Ranked 44th. 37% more than Japan
Crime levels 12.8
Ranked 18th.
55.84
Ranked 30th. 4 times more than Japan
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 0.1%
Ranked 7th.
13.7%
Ranked 1st. 137 times more than Japan
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 87.8
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
41.84
Ranked 60th.
Murder rate 1.02 5
Murders with firearms 47
Ranked 28th.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 199 times more than Japan
Police officers 199.8
Ranked 23th.
243.6
Ranked 27th. 22% more than Japan
Rape rate 1
Ranked 52nd.
27.3
Ranked 9th. 27 times more than Japan

Total crimes 2.85 million
Ranked 6th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Japan
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 0.6
Ranked 158th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 148 times more than Japan
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 0.35
Ranked 44th.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 13 times more than Japan

Violent crime > Murder rate 506
Ranked 45th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 26 times more than Japan

Violent crime > Rapes 1,289
Ranked 18th.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 66 times more than Japan

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 10.11
Ranked 52nd.
274.04
Ranked 9th. 27 times more than Japan

Total crimes per 1000 22.39
Ranked 36th.
41.29
Ranked 22nd. 84% more than Japan
Violent crime > Murders 506
Ranked 45th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 26 times more than Japan

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 3.97
Ranked 111th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 11 times more than Japan

Robberies 4
Ranked 63th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 37 times more than Japan
Prisoners 69,502 prisoners
Ranked 19th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 29 times more than Japan
Software piracy rate 23%
Ranked 103th. 15% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 23.72
Ranked 13th.
32.55
Ranked 31st. 37% more than Japan
Prisoners > Per capita 54 per 100,000 people
Ranked 126th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than Japan
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 2,013
Ranked 13th.
2,014
Ranked 1st. The same as Japan
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 14.37
Ranked 18th.
61.82
Ranked 19th. 4 times more than Japan
Murders with firearms per million 0.369
Ranked 43th.
32.57
Ranked 10th. 88 times more than Japan
Violent crime > Murders per million people 3.97
Ranked 111th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 11 times more than Japan

Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 90.24
Ranked 2nd. 20% more than United States
75.24
Ranked 57th.

Burglaries 234
Ranked 2nd.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than Japan

Drugs > Opiates use 0.1%
Ranked 8th.
0.57%
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Japan
Frauds 49,482
Ranked 12th.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than Japan
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 15.79
Ranked 17th.
42.08
Ranked 43th. 3 times more than Japan
Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 13.75
Ranked 18th.
75.54
Ranked 10th. 5 times more than Japan
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 11.88
Ranked 18th.
45.01
Ranked 47th. 4 times more than Japan
Executions 9 executions
Ranked 16th.
42 executions
Ranked 7th. 5 times more than Japan
Auto theft 28.3
Ranked 46th.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 14 times more than Japan

Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 18.13
Ranked 18th.
57.93
Ranked 28th. 3 times more than Japan
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 16.25
Ranked 18th.
48.52
Ranked 39th. 3 times more than Japan
Assaults 51
Ranked 41st.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than Japan
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 27.14
Ranked 16th.
42.45
Ranked 69th. 56% more than Japan
Murders > WHO 0.5
Ranked 180th.
5.6
Ranked 88th. 11 times more than Japan
Total crime victims 15.2%
Ranked 20th.
21.1%
Ranked 15th. 39% more than Japan
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 24.38
Ranked 14th.
44.84
Ranked 33th. 84% more than Japan
Rape victims 0.1%
Ranked 20th.
0.4%
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than Japan
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 1.5%
Ranked 7th.
51.6%
Ranked 1st. 34 times more than Japan
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Death sentence due to foreign aggression Varies by state
Prisoners > Female 5.7%
Ranked 33th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 49% more than Japan
Car thefts 62,673
Ranked 12th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than Japan
Drug offences 26,477 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th. 47 times more than United States
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st.
Prisoners per 1000 0.545 prisoners
Ranked 129th.
7.02 prisoners
Ranked 2nd. 13 times more than Japan
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 8.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
13.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th. 59% more than Japan
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 14.74
Ranked 18th.
59.02
Ranked 33th. 4 times more than Japan
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 10 years or never 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 Yes Yes ( de jure )
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Varies by prefecture (Murder) Varies by state
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (executions) 7
Ranked 4th.
43
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Japan
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 11.25
Ranked 18th.
42.04
Ranked 45th. 4 times more than Japan
Assault victims 0.1%
Ranked 20th.
1.2%
Ranked 9th. 12 times more than Japan
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence Yes Yes
Judges 2.6%
Ranked 40th.
10.8%
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Japan

Murders committed by youths 127
Ranked 32nd.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 65 times more than Japan
Executions per million 0.0704 executions
Ranked 31st.
0.139 executions
Ranked 28th. 98% more than Japan
Judges and Magistrates 3,094
Ranked 13th.
29,023
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than Japan
Perception of safety > Walking in dark 78%
Ranked 7th.
82%
Ranked 2nd. 5% more than Japan
Car thefts per 1000 0.492
Ranked 43th.
4.33
Ranked 11th. 9 times more than Japan
Serious assaults 26.7
Ranked 20th.
281.6
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than Japan
Believe in police efficiency 69%
Ranked 10th.
89%
Ranked 1st. 29% more than Japan
Property crime victims 3.4%
Ranked 19th.
10%
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Japan
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 6.5%
Ranked 42nd. 13 times more than United States
0.5%
Ranked 77th.
Frauds per 1000 0.388
Ranked 43th.
1.29
Ranked 24th. 3 times more than Japan
Robbery victims 0.1%
Ranked 20th.
0.6%
Ranked 16th. 6 times more than Japan
Prosecutors 2%
Ranked 42nd.
8.8%
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Japan

Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (executions) per million people 0.0549
Ranked 5th.
0.137
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Japan
International Court of Justice > Current composition > Term End 2012 2015
Judges and Magistrates per million 24.28
Ranked 54th.
100.91
Ranked 31st. 4 times more than Japan
Adults prosecuted 162,882
Ranked 13th.
14.2 million
Ranked 1st. 87 times more than Japan
Prison staff 12.8%
Ranked 48th.
138.3%
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than Japan

Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Capital punishment > Number executed 7
Ranked 2nd.
52
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Japan
Adults prosecuted per 1000 1.28
Ranked 39th.
49.38
Ranked 2nd. 39 times more than Japan
Jails 181
Ranked 16th.
1,558
Ranked 6th. 9 times more than Japan
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 17.3%
Ranked 115th.
20%
Ranked 106th. 16% more than Japan
Perception of safety > Burglary 43%
Ranked 15th.
78%
Ranked 4th. 81% more than Japan
Murders committed by youths per capita 0.4
Ranked 57th.
11
Ranked 14th. 28 times more than Japan
Murders committed by youths per million 1
Ranked 66th.
29.48
Ranked 16th. 29 times more than Japan
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 106.5%
Ranked 84th.
0.0
Ranked 126th.
Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 14.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th. 9% more than Japan
Embezzlements 2,151
Ranked 25th.
17,300
Ranked 4th. 8 times more than Japan
Capital punishment > Number executed per million 0.0549
Ranked 3rd.
0.17
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan
Reporting to police 39%
Ranked 17th.
52%
Ranked 7th. 33% more than Japan
Jails per million 1.42
Ranked 73th.
5.42
Ranked 24th. 4 times more than Japan
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 42.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 6th. 92% more than United States
22 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th.
Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 16.2 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th. 6% more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th.
Embezzlements per million 16.88
Ranked 49th.
60.15
Ranked 39th. 4 times more than Japan
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 23.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 8th. 55% more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 26.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th. Twice as much as United States
13.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 23.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 8th. 66% more than United States
14.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.

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