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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • 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.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Age of criminal responsibility (notes): Additional information, qualifications, exceptions and notes on the age of criminal responsibility stat, which indicates the age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

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

  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 15-24: Suicide rates per 100,000 people by given age group, late 1990s.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • 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 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.
  • 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 > 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • 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.
  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

    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.

  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Judges and Magistrates: Number of Judges and Magistrates
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > Foreign prisoners: Prisoners who are foreign nationals, expressed as a percentage share of total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country 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.

  • Adults prosecuted: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Judges and Magistrates per million: Number of Judges and Magistrates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Prison staff: Number of correction staff in adult prisons per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Perception of safety > Burglary: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel only a small risk of burglary.
  • 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.
  • 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 > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
  • Murders committed by youths per capita: Homicide rate per 100,000 population aged 10–29 years
  • Suicide rates > Ages 25-34: 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.
  • Embezzlements: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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 35-44: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages above 75: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • 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.
  • 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 45-54: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
STAT New Zealand United States HISTORY
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 65.24
Ranked 43th. The same as United States
65.22
Ranked 44th.
Crime levels 44.44
Ranked 50th.
55.84
Ranked 30th. 26% more than New Zealand
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 14.6%
Ranked 2nd. 7% more than United States
13.7%
Ranked 1st.
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 43.52
Ranked 58th. 4% more than United States
41.84
Ranked 60th.
Murder rate 1.3 5
Police officers 0.1
Ranked 14th.
243.6
Ranked 27th. 2436 times more than New Zealand
Rape rate 25.8
Ranked 11th.
27.3
Ranked 9th. 6% more than New Zealand

Total crimes 427,230
Ranked 25th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 28 times more than New Zealand
Total crimes per 1000 108.2
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than United States
41.29
Ranked 22nd.
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 22.6
Ranked 22nd.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than New Zealand
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 0.95
Ranked 13th.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 5 times more than New Zealand

Violent crime > Murder rate 39
Ranked 9th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 333 times more than New Zealand

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 8.85
Ranked 10th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 5 times more than New Zealand

Violent crime > Rapes 1,129
Ranked 19th.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 75 times more than New Zealand

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 258.48
Ranked 10th.
274.04
Ranked 9th. 6% more than New Zealand

Illicit drugs significant consumer of amphetamines 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
Murders with firearms 10
Ranked 42nd.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 937 times more than New Zealand
Violent crime > Murders 39
Ranked 9th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 333 times more than New Zealand

Prisoners 5,968 prisoners
Ranked 90th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 338 times more than New Zealand
Robberies 59.7
Ranked 33th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than New Zealand
Software piracy rate 22%
Ranked 104th. 10% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,957
Ranked 43th.
2,014
Ranked 1st. 3% more than New Zealand
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 29.43
Ranked 41st.
32.55
Ranked 31st. 11% more than New Zealand
Prisoners > Per capita 160 per 100,000 people
Ranked 55th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than New Zealand
Murders with firearms per million 2.53
Ranked 39th.
32.57
Ranked 10th. 13 times more than New Zealand
Drugs > Opiates use 0.5%
Ranked 5th.
0.57%
Ranked 3rd. 14% more than New Zealand
Violent crime > Murders per million people 8.85
Ranked 10th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 5 times more than New Zealand

Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 53.66
Ranked 29th.
61.82
Ranked 19th. 15% more than New Zealand
Frauds 21,807
Ranked 19th.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 17 times more than New Zealand
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 81.79
Ranked 41st. 9% more than United States
75.24
Ranked 57th.

Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 39.63
Ranked 48th.
42.08
Ranked 43th. 6% more than New Zealand
Burglaries 1,476.3
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
714.4
Ranked 9th.

Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.5
Ranked 106th.
5.9
Ranked 63th. 4 times more than New Zealand
Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 38.44
Ranked 47th.
75.54
Ranked 10th. 97% more than New Zealand
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 34.49
Ranked 63th.
45.01
Ranked 47th. 31% more than New Zealand
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 50.3
Ranked 45th.
57.93
Ranked 28th. 15% more than New Zealand
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 44.38
Ranked 49th.
48.52
Ranked 39th. 9% more than New Zealand
Age of criminal responsibility (notes) 10 years for murder and manslaughter, 12 for crimes with a maximum imprisonment of fourteen years or more, 14 for all other offences. url= http://www.national.org.nz/Article.aspx?ArticleID=3882 |title= Saving a generation of young people |first=Don |last=Brash |authorlink= Don Brash |publisher= New Zealand National Party |date = 21 March 2005 |accessdate= 31 October 2012}}</ref>; however, only 15 states have set minimum ages, which range from 6 to 12 years. States without statutory minimum ages rely on common law, which means that 7 is the minimum age in most states; for federal crimes the age has been set at 11.
Auto theft 563.2
Ranked 3rd. 44% more than United States
390.2
Ranked 6th.

Total crime victims 29.4%
Ranked 2nd. 39% more than United States
21.1%
Ranked 15th.
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 19.67
Ranked 92nd.
42.45
Ranked 69th. 2 times more than New Zealand
Sentence Length 9
Ranked 36th.
29
Ranked 30th. 3 times more than New Zealand
Assaults 839.4
Ranked 5th. 7% more than United States
786.7
Ranked 1st.
Murders > WHO 1.4
Ranked 143th.
5.6
Ranked 88th. 4 times more than New Zealand
Rape victims 1.3%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
0.4%
Ranked 13th.
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 40.85
Ranked 43th.
44.84
Ranked 33th. 10% more than New Zealand
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 41.9%
Ranked 1st.
51.6%
Ranked 1st. 23% more than New Zealand
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Murder (mandatory unless manifestly unjust) manslaughter , certain drug related Varies by state
Prisoners per 1000 1.51 prisoners
Ranked 58th.
7.02 prisoners
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than New Zealand
Car thefts 23,324
Ranked 24th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 53 times more than New Zealand
Prisoners > Female 4.6%
Ranked 53th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 85% more than New Zealand
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 26.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 95% more than United States
13.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th.
Drug offences 23,747 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th. 42 times more than United States
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st.
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 22.6
Ranked 15th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than New Zealand
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 51.9
Ranked 44th.
59.02
Ranked 33th. 14% more than New Zealand
Assault victims 2.4%
Ranked 4th. Twice as much as United States
1.2%
Ranked 9th.
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 10 years, 17 years, 20 years, 30 years or never; individually set by judge 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 under 18 : must have minimum term set Yes ( de jure )
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 80%
Ranked 8th. 71% more than United States
46.8%
Ranked 12th.

Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 38.61
Ranked 49th.
42.04
Ranked 45th. 9% more than New Zealand
Judges 4%
Ranked 7th.
10.8%
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than New Zealand

Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Treason Varies by state
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence Yes Yes
Murders committed by youths 20
Ranked 56th.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 411 times more than New Zealand
Judges and Magistrates 159
Ranked 50th.
29,023
Ranked 3rd. 183 times more than New Zealand
Property crime victims 14.8%
Ranked 1st. 48% more than United States
10%
Ranked 7th.
Robbery victims 0.7%
Ranked 13th. 17% more than United States
0.6%
Ranked 16th.
Perception of safety > Walking in dark 62%
Ranked 15th.
82%
Ranked 2nd. 32% more than New Zealand
Car thefts per 1000 5.91
Ranked 4th. 36% more than United States
4.33
Ranked 11th.
Believe in police efficiency 79%
Ranked 3rd.
89%
Ranked 1st. 13% more than New Zealand
Frauds per 1000 5.52
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United States
1.29
Ranked 24th.
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 5.2%
Ranked 44th. 10 times more than United States
0.5%
Ranked 77th.
Serious assaults 150.4
Ranked 5th.
281.6
Ranked 1st. 87% more than New Zealand
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Adults prosecuted 125,323
Ranked 14th.
14.2 million
Ranked 1st. 113 times more than New Zealand
Judges and Magistrates per million 40.27
Ranked 49th.
100.91
Ranked 31st. 3 times more than New Zealand
Prison staff 54.5%
Ranked 6th.
138.3%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than New Zealand

Adults prosecuted per 1000 31.74
Ranked 4th.
49.38
Ranked 2nd. 56% more than New Zealand
Jails 18
Ranked 57th.
1,558
Ranked 6th. 87 times more than New Zealand
Perception of safety > Burglary 42%
Ranked 17th.
78%
Ranked 4th. 86% more than New Zealand
International Court of Justice > Current composition > Term End 2015 2015
Murders committed by youths per million 5.21
Ranked 39th.
29.48
Ranked 16th. 6 times more than New Zealand
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 18.3%
Ranked 113th.
20%
Ranked 106th. 9% more than New Zealand
Murders committed by youths per capita 1.8
Ranked 38th.
11
Ranked 14th. 6 times more than New Zealand
Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 25.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 64% more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th.
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 99.1%
Ranked 94th.
0.0
Ranked 126th.
Embezzlements 90
Ranked 49th.
17,300
Ranked 4th. 192 times more than New Zealand
Reporting to police 60%
Ranked 1st. 15% more than United States
52%
Ranked 7th.
Jails per million 4.56
Ranked 33th.
5.42
Ranked 24th. 19% more than New Zealand
Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 14.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 14th.
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th. 3% more than New Zealand
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 13.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 14th.
22 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th. 62% more than New Zealand
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 17 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th. 11% more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 13.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 14th. The same as United States
13.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
Embezzlements per million 22.79
Ranked 45th.
60.15
Ranked 39th. 3 times more than New Zealand
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 14.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th. 3% more than United States
14.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.

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