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European Union: Crime stats

Definitions

  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police 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.
  • Kidnappings: Number of kidnappings recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Rapes > Per capita: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
STAT EUROPEAN UNION TOTAL EUROPEAN UNION AVERAGE DATES
Assault rate 253.56
19% more than average
2011
Auto theft 178.84
57% more than average
2006
Burglaries 527.41
48% more than average
2006
Kidnappings 1.74
12% less than average
2006
Murders > Per capita 20.86 per 1 million people
38% less than average
2006
Murders with firearms per million 28.65
Twice as less as average
2002
Police officers 1.54
27% less than average
2011
Prisoners 607,192 prisoners
7% of surveyed countries
22,488.59 prisoners
2 times less than average
2002
Prisoners > Per capita 133.54 per 100,000 people
11% less than average
2003
Rape rate 10.19
1% less than average
2009
Rape victims 0.646%
About the same as average
2002
Rapes > Per capita 0.089 per 1,000 people
3% less than average
2009
Robberies 72.85
36% less than average
2006
Total crimes 28.76 million
45% of surveyed countries
1.03 million
31% more than average
2002
Total crimes per 1000 49.27
50% more than average
2002

Citation

"European Union Crime Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/European-Union/Crime