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Middle Eastern and North Africa: Crime stats

Definitions

  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country 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.
  • 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 MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN TOTAL MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN AVERAGE DATES
Assault rate 186.07
15% less than average
2011
Assaults 178.4
4% less than average
2006
Auto theft 58.51
95% less than average
2006
Burglaries 30.1
12 times less than average
2006
Kidnappings 3.33
71% more than average
2006
Murders with firearms per million 0.0171
3356 times less than average
2002
Police officers 0.0
2011
Prisoners 431,486 prisoners
5% of surveyed countries
25,381.53 prisoners
2 times less than average
2002
Prisoners > Per capita 122.53 per 100,000 people
21% less than average
2003
Rape rate 6.5
59% less than average
2009
Rapes > Per capita 0.166 per 1,000 people
82% more than average
2009
Robberies 31.73
3 times less than average
2006
Software piracy rate 64.62%
8% more than average
2007
Total crimes 559,712
0% of surveyed countries
79,958.86
10 times less than average
2002
Total crimes per 1000 7.43
4 times less than average
2002

Citation

"Middle East and North African Crime Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/Crime