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Country vs country: Spain 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.
  • 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.
  • Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • 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 Spain United States HISTORY
Assaults 414.7
Ranked 11th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 90% more than Spain

Burglaries 878.9
Ranked 7th. 23% more than United States
714.4
Ranked 9th.

Car thefts 134,584
Ranked 8th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Spain

Drug offences 27.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 56th.
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st. 20 times more than Spain

Illicit drugs despite rigorous law enforcement efforts, North African, Latin American, Galician, and other European traffickers take advantage of Spain's long coastline to land large shipments of cocaine and hashish for distribution to the European market; consumer for Latin American cocaine and North African hashish; destination and minor transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin; money-laundering site for Colombian narcotics trafficking organizations and organized crime 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

Murders with firearms 97
Ranked 20th.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 97 times more than Spain

Police officers 0.1%
Ranked 15th.
243.6%
Ranked 27th. 2436 times more than Spain

Prisoners 59,251 prisoners
Ranked 22nd.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 34 times more than Spain

Prisoners > Per capita 144 per 100,000 people
Ranked 61st.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Spain

Rapes 2,437
Ranked 7th. 81 times more than United States
30.2
Ranked 5th.

Robberies 201.2
Ranked 7th. 37% more than United States
146.4
Ranked 10th.

Sentence Length 30
Ranked 29th. 3% more than United States
29
Ranked 30th.

Software piracy rate 43%
Ranked 78th. 2 times more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.

Total crimes 923,271
Ranked 18th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than Spain

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; 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); Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

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