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UK and its territories: Crime stats

Definitions

  • Assault victims: People victimized by assault (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevelence.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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."
  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • 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.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • 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 crime victims: People victimized by crime (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people victimized by one or more of 11 crimes recorded in the survey: robbery, burglary, attempted burglary, car theft, car vandalism, bicycle theft, sexual assault, theft from car, theft of personal property, assault and threats. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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 BRITISH TOTAL BRITISH AVERAGE DATES
Assault victims 2.8%
99% more than average
2002
Drug offences 183,419 per 100,000 people
11 times more than average
2000
Frauds 358,186
12% of surveyed countries
358,186
10 times more than average
2002
Murders > WHO 3.85
2 times less than average
2004
Murders committed by youths 139
0% of surveyed countries
139
7 times less than average
1999
Murders with firearms 14
0% of surveyed countries
14
150 times less than average
2002
Murders with firearms per million 0.236
243 times less than average
2002
Prisoners 78,753 prisoners
0% of surveyed countries
78,753 prisoners
54% more than average
2002
Prisoners per 1000 1.33 prisoners
16% less than average
2002
Rape victims 0.9%
40% more than average
2002
Sentence Length 38.6
44 times less than average
2002
Software piracy rate 26%
2 times less than average
2007
Total crime victims 26.4%
18% more than average
2002
Total crimes 6.52 million
10% of surveyed countries
6.52 million
8 times more than average
2002
Total crimes per 1000 109.96
3 times more than average
2002

Citation

"British Crime Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/UK-and-its-territories/Crime