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Country vs country: Poland and United States compared: Crime stats

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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 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
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • 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.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

    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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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 > 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.

  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

    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.

  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • 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.
  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Judges and Magistrates: Number of Judges and Magistrates
  • Murders committed by youths per capita: Homicide rate per 100,000 population aged 10–29 years
  • Bribery victims: People victimized by bribery (corruption) (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people who have been asked or expected to pay a bribe by a government official. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Prosecutors: Number of prosecutors per 100,000 population.
  • Judges and Magistrates per million: Number of Judges and Magistrates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prison staff: Number of correction staff in adult prisons per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
STAT Poland United States HISTORY
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 38.8
Ranked 92nd.
65.22
Ranked 44th. 68% more than Poland
Crime levels 33.33
Ranked 63th.
55.84
Ranked 30th. 68% more than Poland
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 2.7%
Ranked 16th.
13.7%
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Poland
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 54.56
Ranked 42nd. 30% more than United States
41.84
Ranked 60th.
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,988
Ranked 12th.
2,014
Ranked 1st. 1% more than Poland
Murder rate 1.21 5
Police officers 0.1
Ranked 16th.
243.6
Ranked 27th. 2436 times more than Poland
Rape rate 4.1
Ranked 33th.
27.3
Ranked 9th. 7 times more than Poland

Total crimes 1.4 million
Ranked 14th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Poland
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 1.3
Ranked 134th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 68 times more than Poland
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.1
Ranked 52nd.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 4 times more than Poland

Violent crime > Murder rate 436
Ranked 38th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 30 times more than Poland

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 11.42
Ranked 71st.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 4 times more than Poland

Violent crime > Rapes 1,567
Ranked 16th.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 54 times more than Poland

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 41.04
Ranked 33th.
274.04
Ranked 9th. 7 times more than Poland

Total crimes per 1000 36.73
Ranked 27th.
41.29
Ranked 22nd. 12% more than Poland
Drugs > Opiates use 0.2%
Ranked 7th.
0.57%
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Poland
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
Software piracy rate 57%
Ranked 61st. 3 times more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Murders with firearms 111
Ranked 18th.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 84 times more than Poland
Prisoners 80,467 prisoners
Ranked 14th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 25 times more than Poland
Robberies 92.2
Ranked 18th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 59% more than Poland
Violent crime > Murders 436
Ranked 38th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 30 times more than Poland

Violent crime > Murders per million people 11.42
Ranked 71st.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 4 times more than Poland

Murders with firearms per million 2.9
Ranked 37th.
32.57
Ranked 10th. 11 times more than Poland
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 28.25
Ranked 47th.
32.55
Ranked 31st. 15% more than Poland
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 23.59
Ranked 85th.
61.82
Ranked 19th. 3 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
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 37.7
Ranked 57th.
42.08
Ranked 43th. 12% more than Poland
Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.7
Ranked 103th.
5.9
Ranked 63th. 3 times more than Poland
Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 22.2
Ranked 76th.
75.54
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Poland
Burglaries 455.3
Ranked 19th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 57% more than Poland

Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 88.19
Ranked 22nd. 17% more than United States
75.24
Ranked 57th.

Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 36.2
Ranked 57th.
45.01
Ranked 47th. 24% more than Poland
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 51.2
Ranked 41st.
57.93
Ranked 28th. 13% more than Poland
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 48.86
Ranked 67th. 15% more than United States
42.45
Ranked 69th.
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 7.7%
Ranked 4th.
51.6%
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Poland
Rape victims 0.2%
Ranked 18th.
0.4%
Ranked 13th. Twice as much as Poland
Auto theft 80
Ranked 29th.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 5 times more than Poland

Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Genocide, war crimes, high treason, murder, assassination attempt of Polish president Varies by state
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 28.2
Ranked 77th.
48.52
Ranked 39th. 72% more than Poland
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 34.96
Ranked 55th.
44.84
Ranked 33th. 28% more than Poland
Total crime victims 22.7%
Ranked 11th. 8% more than United States
21.1%
Ranked 15th.
Assaults 76.3
Ranked 34th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Poland
Frauds 94,817
Ranked 6th.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Poland
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence None Varies by state
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 43.7
Ranked 65th.
59.02
Ranked 33th. 35% more than Poland
Assault victims 1.1%
Ranked 13th.
1.2%
Ranked 9th. 9% more than Poland
Prisoners per 1000 2.1 prisoners
Ranked 39th.
7.02 prisoners
Ranked 2nd. 3 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.
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 32.72
Ranked 62nd.
42.04
Ranked 45th. 28% more than Poland
Murders > WHO 1.6
Ranked 136th.
5.6
Ranked 88th. 4 times more than Poland
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 0.0
Ranked 42nd.
46.8%
Ranked 12th.

Prisoners > Female 2.7%
Ranked 97th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than Poland
Car thefts 53,674
Ranked 15th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than Poland
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 under 18 : max. 25 years' imprisonment Yes ( de jure )
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 25 years or more\u2014individually set by judge 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence No Yes
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Murders committed by youths 186
Ranked 23th.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 44 times more than Poland
Property crime victims 9%
Ranked 8th.
10%
Ranked 7th. 11% more than Poland
Judges 25.9%
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than United States
10.8%
Ranked 3rd.

Car thefts per 1000 1.4
Ranked 24th.
4.33
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Poland
Serious assaults 38.9
Ranked 15th.
281.6
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Poland
Robbery victims 1.8%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
0.6%
Ranked 16th.
Frauds per 1000 2.48
Ranked 13th. 92% more than United States
1.29
Ranked 24th.
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 1.5%
Ranked 62nd. 3 times more than United States
0.5%
Ranked 77th.
Judges and Magistrates 7,837
Ranked 5th.
29,023
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Poland
Murders committed by youths per capita 1.6
Ranked 41st.
11
Ranked 14th. 7 times more than Poland
Bribery victims 5.1%
Ranked 1st. 26 times more than United States
0.2%
Ranked 12th.
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 116.4%
Ranked 63th.
0.0
Ranked 126th.
Prosecutors 15.6%
Ranked 7th. 77% more than United States
8.8%
Ranked 1st.

Judges and Magistrates per million 204.99
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than United States
100.91
Ranked 31st.
Murders committed by youths per million 4.81
Ranked 41st.
29.48
Ranked 16th. 6 times more than Poland
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 25.6%
Ranked 86th. 28% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Jails 156
Ranked 20th.
1,558
Ranked 6th. 10 times more than Poland
Prison staff 70.1%
Ranked 21st.
138.3%
Ranked 1st. 97% more than Poland

Jails per million 4.08
Ranked 39th.
5.42
Ranked 24th. 33% more than Poland

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