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Country vs country: Japan 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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 Japan United States HISTORY
Assaults 51
Ranked 41st.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than Japan

Burglaries 234
Ranked 2nd.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 3 times 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.

Executions 9 executions
Ranked 16th.
42 executions
Ranked 7th. 5 times more than Japan

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

Prisoners 69,502 prisoners
Ranked 19th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 29 times 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

Rape victims 0.1%
Ranked 20th.
0.4%
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than Japan

Rapes 1,582
Ranked 11th. 52 times more than United States
30.2
Ranked 5th.

Robberies 4
Ranked 63th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 37 times more than Japan

Software piracy rate 23%
Ranked 103th. 15% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

Total crimes 2.85 million
Ranked 6th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Japan

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); Amnesty International; 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; UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; 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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