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  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • 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 > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

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

  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country 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.
  • 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.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. 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.
  • Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • 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.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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.

  • Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007: Number of guns owned per 100 residents in various countries. Following data relates to the year 2007.
  • 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.

  • 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 > 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.

  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Embezzlements: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Prison staff: Number of correction staff in adult prisons per 100,000 population.
  • 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 Spain United States HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 14
Ranked 17th. 2 times more than United States
6
Ranked 58th.
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 63.06
Ranked 50th.
65.22
Ranked 44th. 3% more than Spain
Crime levels 29.04
Ranked 71st.
55.84
Ranked 30th. 92% more than Spain
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 10.6%
Ranked 1st.
13.7%
Ranked 1st. 29% more than Spain
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 69.07
Ranked 19th. 65% more than United States
41.84
Ranked 60th.
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,975
Ranked 16th.
2,014
Ranked 1st. 2% more than Spain
Murder rate 0.9 5
Police officers 0.1
Ranked 15th.
243.6
Ranked 27th. 2436 times more than Spain
Rape rate 3.4
Ranked 37th.
27.3
Ranked 9th. 8 times more than Spain

Total crimes 923,271
Ranked 18th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than Spain
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 10.4
Ranked 59th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Spain
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 0.72
Ranked 58th.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 7 times more than Spain

Violent crime > Murder rate 390
Ranked 39th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 33 times more than Spain

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 8.47
Ranked 78th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 5 times more than Spain

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 34.25
Ranked 38th.
274.04
Ranked 9th. 8 times more than Spain

Violent crime > Rapes 1,578
Ranked 15th.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 54 times more than Spain

Total crimes per 1000 22.35
Ranked 37th.
41.29
Ranked 22nd. 85% more than Spain
Drugs > Opiates use 0.6%
Ranked 5th. 5% more than United States
0.57%
Ranked 3rd.
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
Software piracy rate 43%
Ranked 78th. 2 times more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Prisoners 59,251 prisoners
Ranked 22nd.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 34 times more than Spain
Murders with firearms 97
Ranked 20th.
9,369
Ranked 4th. 97 times more than Spain
Robberies 201.2
Ranked 7th. 37% more than United States
146.4
Ranked 10th.
Violent crime > Murders 390
Ranked 39th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 33 times more than Spain

Violent crime > Murders per million people 8.47
Ranked 78th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 5 times more than Spain

Murders with firearms per million 2.35
Ranked 40th.
32.57
Ranked 10th. 14 times more than Spain
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 16.48
Ranked 81st.
32.55
Ranked 31st. 98% 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
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 38.72
Ranked 64th.
61.82
Ranked 19th. 60% more than Spain
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 24.25
Ranked 79th.
42.08
Ranked 43th. 74% more than Spain
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 89.89
Ranked 16th. 19% more than United States
75.24
Ranked 57th.

Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.4
Ranked 110th.
5.9
Ranked 63th. 4 times more than Spain
Burglaries 878.9
Ranked 7th. 23% more than United States
714.4
Ranked 9th.

Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 22.2
Ranked 77th.
75.54
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Spain
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 34.63
Ranked 61st.
45.01
Ranked 47th. 30% more than Spain
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 40.93
Ranked 71st.
57.93
Ranked 28th. 42% more than Spain
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 28.6%
Ranked 7th.
51.6%
Ranked 1st. 80% more than Spain
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 56.51
Ranked 61st. 33% more than United States
42.45
Ranked 69th.
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence No life imprisonment sentence Varies by state
Auto theft 271.9
Ranked 13th.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 44% more than Spain

Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 29.81
Ranked 74th.
48.52
Ranked 39th. 63% more than Spain
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 25
Ranked 83th.
44.84
Ranked 33th. 79% more than Spain
Frauds 15,462
Ranked 22nd.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 24 times more than Spain
Assaults 414.7
Ranked 11th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 90% more than Spain
Sentence Length 30
Ranked 29th. 3% more than United States
29
Ranked 30th.
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence No life imprisonment sentence Varies by state
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 38.64
Ranked 73th.
59.02
Ranked 33th. 53% 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
Prisoners per 1000 1.43 prisoners
Ranked 62nd.
7.02 prisoners
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Spain
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 76%
Ranked 3rd. 62% more than United States
46.8%
Ranked 12th.

Car thefts 134,584
Ranked 8th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Spain
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 22.2
Ranked 79th.
42.04
Ranked 45th. 89% more than Spain
Murders > WHO 1.2
Ranked 150th.
5.6
Ranked 88th. 5 times more than Spain
Prisoners > Female 7.8%
Ranked 11th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 9% more than Spain
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence No Yes
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 10.4
Ranked 25th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Spain
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence 40 years None
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole Varies, depending on sentence 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 ?? Yes ( de jure )
Murders committed by youths 96
Ranked 34th.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 86 times more than Spain
Punishment > Has life imprisonment No Yes
Judges 9.8%
Ranked 25th.
10.8%
Ranked 3rd. 10% more than Spain

Car thefts per 1000 3.26
Ranked 14th.
4.33
Ranked 11th. 33% more than Spain
Serious assaults 25.2
Ranked 21st.
281.6
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than Spain
Frauds per 1000 0.374
Ranked 45th.
1.29
Ranked 24th. 3 times more than Spain
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 25.4%
Ranked 22nd. 51 times more than United States
0.5%
Ranked 77th.
Judges and Magistrates 3,420
Ranked 12th.
29,023
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than Spain
Murders committed by youths per capita 0.8
Ranked 54th.
11
Ranked 14th. 14 times more than Spain
Prosecutors 3.6%
Ranked 8th.
8.8%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Spain

Judges and Magistrates per million 82.78
Ranked 40th.
100.91
Ranked 31st. 22% more than Spain
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 114.1%
Ranked 69th.
0.0
Ranked 126th.
Embezzlements 4,351
Ranked 16th.
17,300
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Spain
Murders committed by youths per million 2.4
Ranked 57th.
29.48
Ranked 16th. 12 times more than Spain
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 21.9%
Ranked 99th. 10% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Prison staff 45.4%
Ranked 12th.
138.3%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Spain

Embezzlements per million 105.32
Ranked 35th. 75% more than United States
60.15
Ranked 39th.

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