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Country vs country: Mexico 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.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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 > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries 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.
  • Murders > Per 100,000 people: 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."
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held 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.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

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

  • 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.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

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

  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole: Minimum to serve before eligibility for requesting parole.

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

  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007: Number of guns owned per 100 residents in various countries. Following data relates to the year 2007.
  • 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.
  • Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21: Under age of 18 (or 21).

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

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

  • Punishment > Has indefinite sentence: Indefinite sentence (excl. preventive or psychiatric detainment).

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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.
  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Adults prosecuted: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

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

  • Prisoners > Foreign prisoners: Prisoners who are foreign nationals, expressed as a percentage share of total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Prosecutors: Number of prosecutors per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Murders committed by youths per capita: Homicide rate per 100,000 population aged 10–29 years
  • 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.
  • 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.
STAT Mexico United States HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 6
Ranked 57th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 58th.
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 70.68
Ranked 31st. 8% more than United States
65.22
Ranked 44th.
Crime levels 57.18
Ranked 28th. 2% more than United States
55.84
Ranked 30th.
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 1.2%
Ranked 1st.
13.7%
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than Mexico
Drugs > Opiates use 0.1%
Ranked 9th.
0.57%
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Mexico
Murder rate 15 5
Rape rate 13.2
Ranked 18th.
27.3
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Mexico

Total crimes 1.52 million
Ranked 12th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Mexico
Total crimes per 1000 14.21
Ranked 46th.
41.29
Ranked 22nd. 3 times more than Mexico
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 15
Ranked 40th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Mexico
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 15
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
4.7
Ranked 7th.

Violent crime > Murder rate 25,757
Ranked 2nd. 98% more than United States
12,996
Ranked 9th.

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 218.49
Ranked 17th. 5 times more than United States
42.01
Ranked 43th.

Violent crime > Rapes 14,993
Ranked 4th.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Mexico

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 127.18
Ranked 18th.
274.04
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Mexico

Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 38.67
Ranked 66th.
41.84
Ranked 60th. 8% more than Mexico
Murders with firearms per million 24.42
Ranked 12th.
32.57
Ranked 10th. 33% more than Mexico
Violent crime > Murders 25,757
Ranked 2nd. 98% more than United States
12,996
Ranked 9th.

Robberies 504.7
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than United States
146.4
Ranked 10th.
Violent crime > Murders per million people 218.49
Ranked 17th. 5 times more than United States
42.01
Ranked 43th.

Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 17.26
Ranked 78th.
32.55
Ranked 31st. 89% more than Mexico
Murders with firearms 2,606
Ranked 6th.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Mexico
Prisoners 172,888 prisoners
Ranked 9th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than Mexico
Burglaries 20.6
Ranked 46th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 35 times more than Mexico

Software piracy rate 61%
Ranked 53th. 3 times more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Murders > Per 100,000 people 11.3
Ranked 43th. 92% more than United States
5.9
Ranked 63th.
Auto theft 136.8
Ranked 22nd.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Mexico

Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 54.87
Ranked 28th.
75.54
Ranked 10th. 38% more than Mexico
Assaults 223.5
Ranked 20th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Mexico
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 43.55
Ranked 37th. 3% more than United States
42.08
Ranked 43th.
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 69.4
Ranked 68th.
75.24
Ranked 57th. 8% more than Mexico

Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 54.1
Ranked 28th.
61.82
Ranked 19th. 14% more than Mexico
Prisoners > Per capita 169 per 100,000 people
Ranked 50th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Mexico
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 60.19
Ranked 23th. 4% more than United States
57.93
Ranked 28th.
Illicit drugs major drug-producing nation; cultivation of opium poppy in 2007 rose to 6,900 hectares yielding a potential production of 18 metric tons of pure heroin, or 50 metric tons of "black tar" heroin, the dominant form of Mexican heroin in the western United States; marijuana cultivation increased to 8,900 hectares in 2007 and yielded a potential production of 15,800 metric tons; government conducts the largest independent illicit-crop eradication program in the world; continues as the primary transshipment country for US-bound cocaine from South America, with an estimated 90% of annual cocaine movements toward the US stopping in Mexico; major drug syndicates control the majority of drug trafficking throughout the country; producer and distributor of ecstasy; significant money-laundering center; major supplier of heroin and largest foreign supplier of marijuana and methamphetamine to the US market 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
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence No life imprisonment sentence Varies by state
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 31.18
Ranked 67th.
44.84
Ranked 33th. 44% more than Mexico
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 7.8%
Ranked 2nd.
51.6%
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Mexico
Frauds 61,970
Ranked 9th.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Mexico
International Court of Justice > Current composition > Term End 2015 2015
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 78.32
Ranked 34th. 84% more than United States
42.45
Ranked 69th.
Murders > WHO 10.9
Ranked 60th. 95% more than United States
5.6
Ranked 88th.
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 51.46
Ranked 33th. 6% more than United States
48.52
Ranked 39th.
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 52.89
Ranked 32nd. 18% more than United States
45.01
Ranked 47th.
Prisoners per 1000 1.62 prisoners
Ranked 53th.
7.02 prisoners
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Mexico
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence No life imprisonment sentence Varies by state
Drug offences 23,588 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th. 42 times more than United States
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st.
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole Varies, depending on sentence 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)
Serious assaults 160.4
Ranked 3rd.
281.6
Ranked 1st. 76% more than Mexico
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 15
Ranked 19th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Mexico
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 50.4
Ranked 31st. 20% more than United States
42.04
Ranked 45th.
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 ?? Yes ( de jure )
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 61.23
Ranked 30th. 4% more than United States
59.02
Ranked 33th.
Car thefts 141,007
Ranked 6th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Mexico
Judges 0.8%
Ranked 13th.
10.8%
Ranked 3rd. 14 times more than Mexico

Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 35.38%
Ranked 31st.
46.8%
Ranked 12th. 32% more than Mexico

Punishment > Has life imprisonment No (exception of Chihuahua) Yes
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence No Yes
Car thefts per 1000 1.32
Ranked 27th.
4.33
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Mexico
Frauds per 1000 0.581
Ranked 34th.
1.29
Ranked 24th. 2 times more than Mexico
Prisoners > Female 4.4%
Ranked 59th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 93% more than Mexico
Adults prosecuted per 1000 0.352
Ranked 42nd.
49.38
Ranked 2nd. 140 times more than Mexico
Murders committed by youths 5,991
Ranked 5th.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 37% more than Mexico
Adults prosecuted 37,615
Ranked 27th.
14.2 million
Ranked 1st. 378 times more than Mexico
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence 60 years (70 years if convicted of murder involving kidnapping) None
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 0.9%
Ranked 70th. 80% more than United States
0.5%
Ranked 77th.
Prosecutors 2.7%
Ranked 36th.
8.8%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Mexico

Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 123.6%
Ranked 56th.
0.0
Ranked 126th.
Murders committed by youths per million 58.55
Ranked 8th. 99% more than United States
29.48
Ranked 16th.
Murders committed by youths per capita 15.3
Ranked 9th. 39% more than United States
11
Ranked 14th.
Jails per million 4.2
Ranked 37th.
5.42
Ranked 24th. 29% more than Mexico
Jails 448
Ranked 10th.
1,558
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Mexico
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 4.6%
Ranked 135th.
20%
Ranked 106th. 4 times more than Mexico

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