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failed states: 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 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.
  • 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 FAILED STATES TOTAL FAILED STATES AVERAGE DATES
Assault rate 209.22
2% less than average
2011
Assaults 765.1
4 times more than average
2004
Auto theft 8.8
13 times less than average
2006
Burglaries 540.8
52% more than average
2004
Kidnappings 1.58
23% less than average
2006
Murders > Per 100,000 people 16.57
9 times more than average
2004
Murders with firearms 598
0% of surveyed countries
598
4 times less than average
2002
Murders with firearms per million 47.31
21% less than average
2002
Police officers 2.1
7% more than average
2011
Prisoners 157,638 prisoners
1% of surveyed countries
15,763.8 prisoners
3 times less than average
2002
Rape rate 2.9
4 times less than average
2009
Rapes > Per capita 0.009 per 1,000 people
10 times less than average
2008
Robberies 101.4
3% more than average
2004
Total crimes 375,219
0% of surveyed countries
187,609.5
4 times less than average
2002
Total crimes per 1000 14.54
2 times less than average
2002

Citation

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