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Former British colonies: 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: 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.
  • 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
  • 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 FORMERLY BRITISH TOTAL FORMERLY BRITISH AVERAGE DATES
Assault rate 321.81
51% more than average
2011
Auto theft 141.96
24% more than average
2006
Burglaries 439.21
23% more than average
2006
Kidnappings 3.58
84% more than average
2006
Murders > Per capita 8.9 per 1 million people
3 times less than average
2006
Murders with firearms 10,207
10% of surveyed countries
1,701.17
23% less than average
2002
Murders with firearms per million 15.09
4 times less than average
2002
Police officers 1.88
4% less than average
2011
Prisoners 2.95 million prisoners
34% of surveyed countries
64,109.28 prisoners
25% more than average
2002
Rape rate 15.55
51% more than average
2009
Rape victims 0.76%
18% more than average
2002
Rapes > Per capita 0.0925 per 1,000 people
1% more than average
2009
Robberies 50.92
94% less than average
2006
Total crimes 17.29 million
27% of surveyed countries
1.23 million
57% more than average
2002
Total crimes per 1000 31.74
4% less than average
2002

Citation

"Formerly British Crime Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Former-British-colonies/Crime