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Sparsely populated countries: 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 SPARSELY POPULATED TOTAL SPARSELY POPULATED AVERAGE DATES
Assault rate 281.12
32% more than average
2011
Auto theft 125.52
10% more than average
2006
Burglaries 606.92
70% more than average
2006
Kidnappings 2.56
31% more than average
2006
Murders > Per capita 18.27 per 1 million people
57% less than average
2006
Murders with firearms 374
0% of surveyed countries
53.43
39 times less than average
2002
Murders with firearms per million 6.97
8 times less than average
2002
Police officers 0.1
20 times less than average
2011
Prisoners 1.17 million prisoners
13% of surveyed countries
35,556.48 prisoners
44% less than average
2002
Rape rate 12.52
21% more than average
2009
Rape victims 1.05%
63% more than average
2002
Rapes > Per capita 0.135 per 1,000 people
48% more than average
2008
Robberies 139.37
41% more than average
2006
Total crimes 8.48 million
13% of surveyed countries
652,446.23
20% less than average
2002
Total crimes per 1000 52.88
61% more than average
2002

Citation

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