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High income OECD countries: Crime stats

Definitions

  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police 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 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."
  • 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 HIGH INCOME TOTAL HIGH INCOME AVERAGE DATES
Assault rate 382.37
79% more than average
2011
Burglaries 704.92
98% more than average
2006
Kidnappings 2.56
32% more than average
2006
Murders > Per 100,000 people 2.38
22% more than average
2004
Murders > Per capita 14.25 per 1 million people
2 times less than average
2006
Murders with firearms 12,993
12% of surveyed countries
590.59
4 times less than average
2002
Murders with firearms per million 26.2
2 times less than average
2002
Police officers 1.2
63% less than average
2011
Prisoners 2.77 million prisoners
32% of surveyed countries
92,485.93 prisoners
80% more than average
2002
Rape rate 13.86
34% more than average
2009
Rape victims 0.694%
8% more than average
2002
Rapes > Per capita 0.128 per 1,000 people
40% more than average
2009
Robberies 74.93
32% less than average
2006
Total crimes 48.11 million
75% of surveyed countries
1.66 million
2 times more than average
2002
Total crimes per 1000 62.91
91% more than average
2002

Citation

"High income Crime Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/High-income-OECD-countries/Crime