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Country vs country: South Korea and United States compared: Crime stats

Definitions

  • Age of criminal responsibility: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.  The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.
  • 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.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Judges and Magistrates: Number of Judges and Magistrates
  • 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 > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Adults prosecuted: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prison staff: Number of correction staff in adult prisons per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Murders committed by youths per capita: Homicide rate per 100,000 population aged 10–29 years
  • Adults prosecuted per 1000: 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.
  • 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.
  • Embezzlements: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Embezzlements per million: 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 South Korea United States HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 12
Ranked 33th. Twice as much as United States
6
Ranked 58th.
Crime levels 13.89
Ranked 90th.
55.84
Ranked 30th. 4 times more than South Korea
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 0.3%
Ranked 11th.
13.7%
Ranked 1st. 46 times more than South Korea
Drugs > Opiates use 0.2%
Ranked 11th.
0.57%
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than South Korea
Murder rate 2.3 5
Police officers 0.9
Ranked 8th.
243.6
Ranked 27th. 271 times more than South Korea
Rape rate 13.5
Ranked 20th.
27.3
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than South Korea

Total crimes 1.54 million
Ranked 11th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than South Korea
Total crimes per 1000 32.41
Ranked 30th.
41.29
Ranked 22nd. 27% more than South Korea
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 1.1
Ranked 143th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 81 times more than South Korea
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 2.9
Ranked 52nd.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 62% more than South Korea

Violent crime > Murder rate 1,251
Ranked 20th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 10 times more than South Korea

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 25.32
Ranked 51st.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 66% more than South Korea

Violent crime > Rapes 6,321
Ranked 8th.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than South Korea

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 131.58
Ranked 20th.
274.04
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than South Korea

Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,997
Ranked 33th.
2,014
Ranked 1st. 1% more than South Korea
Violent crime > Murders per million people 25.32
Ranked 51st.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 66% more than South Korea

Violent crime > Murders 1,251
Ranked 20th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 10 times more than South Korea

Burglaries 4.4
Ranked 18th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 162 times more than South Korea

Robberies 10.4
Ranked 15th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 14 times more than South Korea
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 45.95
Ranked 87th.
65.22
Ranked 44th. 42% more than South Korea
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 22.97
Ranked 62nd.
32.55
Ranked 31st. 42% more than South Korea
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 84.46
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
41.84
Ranked 60th.
Prisoners 58,564 prisoners
Ranked 23th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 34 times more than South Korea
Assaults 34.3
Ranked 8th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than South Korea
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 13.51
Ranked 92nd.
75.54
Ranked 10th. 6 times more than South Korea
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 93.24
Ranked 7th. 24% more than United States
75.24
Ranked 57th.

Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Counterfeiting or falsification of currency Varies by state
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 19.59
Ranked 86th.
42.08
Ranked 43th. 2 times more than South Korea
Software piracy rate 43%
Ranked 80th. 2 times more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 18.24
Ranked 92nd.
57.93
Ranked 28th. 3 times more than South Korea
Drug offences 9.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 57th.
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st. 57 times more than South Korea
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 8.11
Ranked 93th.
61.82
Ranked 19th. 8 times more than South Korea
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 38.57
Ranked 72nd.
42.45
Ranked 69th. 10% more than South Korea
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 10 years or never 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 27.7
Ranked 78th.
44.84
Ranked 33th. 62% more than South Korea
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 14.29
Ranked 92nd.
45.01
Ranked 47th. 3 times more than South Korea
Frauds 136,206
Ranked 5th.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than South Korea
Prisoners per 1000 1.23 prisoners
Ranked 72nd.
7.02 prisoners
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than South Korea
Murders committed by youths 282
Ranked 17th.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 29 times more than South Korea
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence High treason, robbery (rape) with deadly outcomes, arson, murder of relative, etc. Varies by state
Judges 3.5%
Ranked 10th.
10.8%
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than South Korea

Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 14.86
Ranked 92nd.
48.52
Ranked 39th. 3 times more than South Korea
Judges and Magistrates 1,598
Ranked 22nd.
29,023
Ranked 3rd. 18 times more than South Korea
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 Maximum 10 years (for certain violent crimes 20 years) Yes ( de jure )
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Murders committed by youths per million 6.05
Ranked 38th.
29.48
Ranked 16th. 5 times more than South Korea
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 18.24
Ranked 92nd.
59.02
Ranked 33th. 3 times more than South Korea
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence No Yes
Adults prosecuted 1.2 million
Ranked 4th.
14.2 million
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than South Korea
Prosecutors 2.1%
Ranked 30th.
8.8%
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than South Korea

Judges and Magistrates per million 33.56
Ranked 51st.
100.91
Ranked 31st. 3 times more than South Korea
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 10.81
Ranked 92nd.
42.04
Ranked 45th. 4 times more than South Korea
Prison staff 27.7%
Ranked 41st.
138.3%
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than South Korea

Jails 42
Ranked 39th.
1,558
Ranked 6th. 37 times more than South Korea
Murders committed by youths per capita 1.7
Ranked 39th.
11
Ranked 14th. 6 times more than South Korea
Adults prosecuted per 1000 25.12
Ranked 7th.
49.38
Ranked 2nd. 97% more than South Korea
Frauds per 1000 2.86
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than United States
1.29
Ranked 24th.
Embezzlements 19,186
Ranked 2nd. 11% more than United States
17,300
Ranked 4th.
Jails per million 0.882
Ranked 75th.
5.42
Ranked 24th. 6 times more than South Korea
Embezzlements per million 402.88
Ranked 13th. 7 times more than United States
60.15
Ranked 39th.

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