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Country vs country: Poland 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 Poland United States HISTORY
Assaults 76.3
Ranked 34th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Poland

Burglaries 455.3
Ranked 19th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 57% more than Poland

Car thefts 53,674
Ranked 15th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than Poland

Drug offences 36,178 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th. 65 times more than United States
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st.

Illicit drugs despite diligent counternarcotics measures and international information sharing on cross-border crimes, a major illicit producer of synthetic drugs for the international market; minor transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin and Latin American cocaine to Western Europe 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 1.21 5

Murders with firearms 111
Ranked 18th.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 84 times more than Poland

Police officers 0.1%
Ranked 16th.
243.6%
Ranked 27th. 2436 times more than Poland

Prisoners 80,467 prisoners
Ranked 14th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 25 times more than Poland

Prisoners > Per capita 210 per 100,000 people
Ranked 35th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Poland

Rape victims 0.2%
Ranked 18th.
0.4%
Ranked 13th. Twice as much as Poland

Rapes 1,611
Ranked 10th. 53 times more than United States
30.2
Ranked 5th.

Robberies 92.2
Ranked 18th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 59% more than Poland

Software piracy rate 57%
Ranked 61st. 3 times more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

Total crimes 1.4 million
Ranked 14th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Poland

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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