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Country vs country: Saudi Arabia and United States compared: Crime

Definitions

  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) 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.
  • Executions: Number of known executions in the country (Data is for 2007). Because these figures include only documented cases; the true figures are likely to be higher in many countries.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Saudi Arabia United States HISTORY
Assaults 63.2
Ranked 6th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than Saudi Arabia

Auto theft 85.4
Ranked 3rd.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 5 times more than Saudi Arabia

Burglaries 0.1
Ranked 5th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 7144 times more than Saudi Arabia

Car thefts 18,717
Ranked 26th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 67 times more than Saudi Arabia

Executions 143 executions
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than United States
42 executions
Ranked 7th.

Frauds 741
Ranked 59th.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 502 times more than Saudi Arabia

Illicit drugs death penalty for traffickers; improving anti-money-laundering legislation and enforcement 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 0.9 5

Prisoners 28,612 prisoners
Ranked 43th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 71 times more than Saudi Arabia

Prisoners > Female 6.6%
Ranked 20th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 29% more than Saudi Arabia

Prisoners > Per capita 110 per 100,000 people
Ranked 80th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Saudi Arabia

Rapes 0.3
Ranked 7th.
30.2
Ranked 5th. 101 times more than Saudi Arabia

Robberies 2.9
Ranked 10th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 50 times more than Saudi Arabia

Software piracy rate 51%
Ranked 68th. 3 times more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

Total crimes 84,599
Ranked 48th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 140 times more than Saudi Arabia

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); Amnesty International; 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; International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; 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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