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Latin America and Caribbean: 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN TOTAL LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN AVERAGE DATES
Assault rate 214.44
1% more than average
2011
Auto theft 50.7
2 times less than average
2006
Burglaries 133.84
3 times less than average
2006
Kidnappings 0.32
6 times less than average
2006
Murders with firearms per million 110.41
93% more than average
2002
Police officers 0.6
3 times less than average
2011
Prisoners 784,136 prisoners
9% of surveyed countries
23,761.7 prisoners
2 times less than average
2002
Prisoners > Per capita 211.85 per 100,000 people
43% more than average
2003
Rape rate 13.3
29% more than average
2009
Rape victims 0.3%
2 times less than average
2002
Rapes > Per capita 0.101 per 1,000 people
10% more than average
2008
Robberies 367.72
4 times more than average
2006
Software piracy rate 72.44%
21% more than average
2007
Total crimes 4.38 million
6% of surveyed countries
336,985.31
2 times less than average
2002
Total crimes per 1000 23.32
41% less than average
2002

Citation

"Latin American and Caribbean Crime Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/Crime