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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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. 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.
  • 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.
  • Adults prosecuted: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Embezzlements: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Judges and Magistrates: Number of Judges and Magistrates
  • 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.
  • Perception of safety > Burglary: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel only a small risk of burglary.
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • Reporting to police: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 who feel they can report crimes to police - perception.
  • Prosecutors: Number of prosecutors per 100,000 population.
  • Prison staff: Number of correction staff in adult prisons per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Judges and Magistrates per million: Number of Judges and Magistrates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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 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.
  • Prisoners > Foreign prisoners: Prisoners who are foreign nationals, expressed as a percentage share of total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
  • Perception of safety > Walking in dark: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel safe walking in the dark.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 35-44: 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.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 55-64: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • 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.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 15-24: Suicide rates per 100,000 people by given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 25-34: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Murders committed by youths per capita: Homicide rate per 100,000 population aged 10–29 years
  • Suicide rates > Ages above 75: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • 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 65-74: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicides > Per 100,000 people: Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people). Intentional homicides are estimates of unlawful homicides purposely inflicted as a result of domestic disputes, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, intergang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. Intentional homicide does not include all intentional killing; the difference is usually in the organization of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas killing in armed conflict is usually committed by fairly cohesive groups of up to several hundred members and is thus usually excluded.
  • 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.
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
Assault victims 0.1%
Ranked 20th.
1.2%
Ranked 9th. 12 times more than Japan
Prisoners > Female 5.7%
Ranked 33th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 49% more than Japan
Murders committed by youths 127
Ranked 32nd.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 65 times more than Japan
Auto theft 28.3
Ranked 46th.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 14 times more than Japan

Frauds 49,482
Ranked 12th.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than Japan
Jails 181
Ranked 16th.
1,558
Ranked 6th. 9 times more than Japan
Believe in police efficiency 69%
Ranked 10th.
89%
Ranked 1st. 29% more than Japan
Adults prosecuted 162,882
Ranked 13th.
14.2 million
Ranked 1st. 87 times more than Japan
Robbery victims 0.1%
Ranked 20th.
0.6%
Ranked 16th. 6 times more than Japan
Murders > WHO 0.5
Ranked 180th.
5.6
Ranked 88th. 11 times more than Japan
Embezzlements 2,151
Ranked 25th.
17,300
Ranked 4th. 8 times more than Japan
Judges and Magistrates 3,094
Ranked 13th.
29,023
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than Japan
Capital punishment > Number executed 7
Ranked 2nd.
52
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Japan
Perception of safety > Burglary 43%
Ranked 15th.
78%
Ranked 4th. 81% more than Japan
Serious assaults 26.7
Ranked 20th.
281.6
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than Japan
Judges 2.6%
Ranked 40th.
10.8%
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Japan

Reporting to police 39%
Ranked 17th.
52%
Ranked 7th. 33% more than Japan
Prosecutors 2%
Ranked 42nd.
8.8%
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Japan

Prison staff 12.8%
Ranked 48th.
138.3%
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than Japan

International Court of Justice > Current composition > Term End 2012 2015
Executions per million 0.0704 executions
Ranked 31st.
0.139 executions
Ranked 28th. 98% more than Japan
Car thefts per 1000 0.492
Ranked 43th.
4.33
Ranked 11th. 9 times more than Japan
Judges and Magistrates per million 24.28
Ranked 54th.
100.91
Ranked 31st. 4 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 insulted 24.38
Ranked 14th.
44.84
Ranked 33th. 84% more than Japan
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 6.5%
Ranked 42nd. 13 times more than United States
0.5%
Ranked 77th.
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 23.72
Ranked 13th.
32.55
Ranked 31st. 37% more than Japan
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 15.79
Ranked 17th.
42.08
Ranked 43th. 3 times 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
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 11.25
Ranked 18th.
42.04
Ranked 45th. 4 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
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
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 18.13
Ranked 18th.
57.93
Ranked 28th. 3 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.
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 27.14
Ranked 16th.
42.45
Ranked 69th. 56% 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.

Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 14.37
Ranked 18th.
61.82
Ranked 19th. 4 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
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 17.3%
Ranked 115th.
20%
Ranked 106th. 16% more than Japan
Perception of safety > Walking in dark 78%
Ranked 7th.
82%
Ranked 2nd. 5% more than Japan
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.
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.
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.
Total crime victims 15.2%
Ranked 20th.
21.1%
Ranked 15th. 39% 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
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
Murders committed by youths per capita 0.4
Ranked 57th.
11
Ranked 14th. 28 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.
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 106.5%
Ranked 84th.
0.0
Ranked 126th.
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.
Capital punishment > Number executed per million 0.0549
Ranked 3rd.
0.17
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan
Total crimes per 1000 22.39
Ranked 36th.
41.29
Ranked 22nd. 84% more than Japan
Murders with firearms per million 0.369
Ranked 43th.
32.57
Ranked 10th. 88 times more than Japan
Prisoners per 1000 0.545 prisoners
Ranked 129th.
7.02 prisoners
Ranked 2nd. 13 times more than Japan
Murders committed by youths per million 1
Ranked 66th.
29.48
Ranked 16th. 29 times more than Japan
Jails per million 1.42
Ranked 73th.
5.42
Ranked 24th. 4 times more than Japan
Adults prosecuted per 1000 1.28
Ranked 39th.
49.38
Ranked 2nd. 39 times more than Japan
Frauds per 1000 0.388
Ranked 43th.
1.29
Ranked 24th. 3 times more than Japan
Embezzlements per million 16.88
Ranked 49th.
60.15
Ranked 39th. 4 times more than Japan
Violent crime > Intentional homicides > Per 100,000 people 0.4
Ranked 112th.
4.75
Ranked 43th. 12 times more than Japan

Property crime victims 3.4%
Ranked 19th.
10%
Ranked 7th. 3 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); 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; 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; 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); UN International Crime Victims' Survey; World Health Organisation.; Amnesty International: The death penalty in 2009; Various sources compiled into Wikipedia's: International Court of Justice; Amnesty International. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; 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). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; 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). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; crime; GECD Society at a Glance 2001, Statistical Annex Table D3; Amnesty International: The death penalty in 2009. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; 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). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Health Organization: World report on violence and health, 2002. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; UN Office on Drugs and Crime's International Homicide Statistics database.

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