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Country vs country: New Zealand 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).
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Murders with firearms: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Rapes: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Software piracy rate: The piracy rate is the total number of units of pirated software deployed in 2007 divided by the total units of software installed.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
STAT New Zealand United States HISTORY
Assaults 839.4
Ranked 5th. 7% more than United States
786.7
Ranked 1st.

Burglaries 1,476.3
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
714.4
Ranked 9th.

Car thefts 23,324
Ranked 24th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 53 times more than New Zealand

Drug offences 23,747 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th. 42 times more than United States
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st.

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

Murder rate 1.3 5

Murders with firearms 10
Ranked 42nd.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 937 times more than New Zealand

Police officers 0.1%
Ranked 14th.
243.6%
Ranked 27th. 2436 times more than New Zealand

Prisoners 5,968 prisoners
Ranked 90th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 338 times 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

Rape victims 1.3%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
0.4%
Ranked 13th.

Rapes 1,308
Ranked 12th. 43 times more than United States
30.2
Ranked 5th.

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.

Total crimes 427,230
Ranked 25th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 28 times more than New Zealand

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); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 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); International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

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