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OPEC countries: 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 > 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 > WHO: 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."
  • 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.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Serious assault rate: Number of major assaults recorded by police 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 OPEC TOTAL OPEC AVERAGE DATES
Assault rate 97.3
2 times less than average
2011
Assaults 108.6
71% less than average
2006
Auto theft 10.6
11 times less than average
2006
Burglaries 52.65
7 times less than average
2004
Kidnappings 4.63
2 times more than average
2006
Murders > Per 100,000 people 9.71
5 times more than average
2004
Murders > WHO 8.4
12% less than average
2004
Police officers 1,065.2
544 times more than average
2002
Prisoners 305,370 prisoners
3% of surveyed countries
30,537 prisoners
68% less than average
2002
Prisoners > Per capita 96.9 per 100,000 people
53% less than average
2003
Robberies 42.8
2 times less than average
2006
Serious assault rate 73.6
38% more than average
2011
Software piracy rate 69.78%
16% more than average
2007
Total crimes 345,952
0% of surveyed countries
86,488
9 times less than average
2002
Total crimes per 1000 7.98
4 times less than average
2002

Citation

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