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Country vs country: Singapore 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.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • 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.
  • 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 committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
STAT Singapore United States HISTORY
Assaults 14.6
Ranked 58th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 54 times more than Singapore

Auto theft 20.6
Ranked 50th.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 19 times more than Singapore

Burglaries 25.7
Ranked 44th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 28 times more than Singapore

Drug offences 46.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 53th.
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st. 12 times more than Singapore

Executions 2 executions
Ranked 27th.
42 executions
Ranked 7th. 21 times more than Singapore

Illicit drugs drug abuse limited because of aggressive law enforcement efforts; as a transportation and financial services hub, Singapore is vulnerable, despite strict laws and enforcement, as a venue for money laundering 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 0.38 5

Murders committed by youths 15
Ranked 61st.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 548 times more than Singapore

Police officers 3.8%
Ranked 4th.
243.6%
Ranked 27th. 64 times more than Singapore

Prisoners 16,310 prisoners
Ranked 56th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 124 times more than Singapore

Prisoners > Female 10.4%
Ranked 6th. 22% more than United States
8.5%
Ranked 9th.

Prisoners > Per capita 388 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 84% more than Singapore

Rapes 2.7
Ranked 58th.
30.2
Ranked 5th. 11 times more than Singapore

Robberies 21.7
Ranked 53th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 7 times more than Singapore

Software piracy rate 37%
Ranked 86th. 85% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

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; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Health Organization: World report on violence and health, 2002; 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; 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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