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Country vs country: Netherlands and The Bahamas compared: Crime

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  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
STAT Netherlands The Bahamas HISTORY
Auto theft 138.3
Ranked 21st.
334
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Netherlands

Background According to 2002 figures, over 25% of Dutch citizens have been <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri_vic-crime-total-victims">victims of crime</a>, making it the 4th country, behind Australia, New Zealand and UK, in the crime victims table. However, this reflects a willingness to report crime rather than a greater risk, as the <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_per_of_saf_wal_in_dar-crime-perception-safety-walking-dark">perception of safety</a> in The Netherlands is 4th highest in the world, at 81%. <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/country/bf-bahamas-the/cri-crime"></a>As a small country, it comes as a no surprise that the <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_pri-crime-prisoners">total prisoner population</a>&nbsp;of the Bahamas is just 1,280, one of the lowest number. However, with a <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_pri_per_cap-crime-prisoners-per-capita">prisoner per capita</a>&nbsp;rate of 410 per 100,000 population, the Bahamas ranks 9th in the world and has already 130% of its <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_pri_sha_of_pri_cap_fil-prisoners-share-prison-capacity-filled">prison capacity filled</a>. Perhaps what is most surprising is that the former British colony still has the death penalty, with 2 <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_exe-crime-executions">executions</a>&nbsp;recorded in 2007.

Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 28.57
Ranked 45th.
67.86
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Netherlands

Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 35.06
Ranked 59th.
83.33
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Netherlands

Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 39.33
Ranked 45th.
67.86
Ranked 5th. 73% more than Netherlands

Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 33.54
Ranked 66th.
75
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than Netherlands

Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 25
Ranked 75th.
89.29
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Netherlands

Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 42.99
Ranked 68th.
95.83
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Netherlands

Illicit drugs major European producer of synthetic drugs, including ecstasy, and cannabis cultivator; important gateway for cocaine, heroin, and hashish entering Europe; major source of US-bound ecstasy; large financial sector vulnerable to money laundering; significant consumer of ecstasy transshipment point for cocaine and marijuana bound for US and Europe; offshore financial center

Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.4
Ranked 111th.
22.5
Ranked 17th. 16 times more than Netherlands

Murders > WHO 1.2
Ranked 153th.
13.8
Ranked 46th. 12 times more than Netherlands

Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 31.33
Ranked 60th.
85.71
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Netherlands

Prisoners 16,930 prisoners
Ranked 55th. 13 times more than The Bahamas
1,280 prisoners
Ranked 125th.

Prisoners > Female 6.8%
Ranked 18th. 4 times more than The Bahamas
1.8%
Ranked 117th.

Prisoners > Per capita 112 per 100,000 people
Ranked 76th.
410 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than Netherlands

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; crime; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UN Survey of Crime Trends, at http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/IHS-rates-05012009.pdf.; World Health Organisation.; 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

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