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Australia Crime Stats

Author: chris.lockyer781

Author: chris.lockyer781

The Australian Government has imposed stringent gun laws. Conservative legislators were responsible for the passing of an elaborate gun control program. The laws outlawed automatic and semi-automatic weapons. Strict licensing laws were also implemented which included background checks and waiting periods for gun acquisition. The conservative government also came up with a buyback program. Citizens were compensated for surrendering or reporting on illegal automatic and semi-automatic rifles. With this program, more than 650,000 firearms were given up and destroyed. The cost was estimated at $360 million. Australians cannot possess firearms without acceptable cause. Australia is one of the few countries that became stricter in terms of gun control laws recently. The crime rate for murder is also decreasing gradually.

Definitions

  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Car thefts: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Kidnappings: Number of kidnappings recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • 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.
  • 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 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: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Burglaries 1,530.2 2006 1st out of 55
Car thefts 139,094 2002 7th out of 73
Illicit drugs Tasmania is one of the world's major suppliers of licit opiate products; government maintains strict controls over areas of opium poppy cultivation and output of poppy straw concentrate; major consumer of cocaine and amphetamines 2011
Kidnappings 3.81 2006 9th out of 57
Murder rate 1.3 2009
Murders 349% 2006 8th out of 38
Murders > Per capita 17.01 per 1 million people 2006 18th out of 37
Murders with firearms 59 2002 25th out of 48
Police officers 222.7% 2004 8th out of 9
Prisoners 22,492 prisoners 2002 46th out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 116 per 100,000 people 2003 73th out of 164
Rape victims 1% 2002 5th out of 20
Rapes 91.6 2003 1st out of 1
Robberies 81.8 2002 4th out of 9
Software piracy rate 28% 2007 93th out of 106

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention); International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

"Australia Crime Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Australia/Crime

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The Australian Government has imposed stringent gun laws. Conservative legislators were responsible for the passing of an elaborate gun control program. The laws outlawed automatic and semi-automatic weapons. Strict licensing laws were also implemented which included background checks and waiting periods for gun acquisition. The conservative government also came up with a buyback program. Citizens were compensated for surrendering or reporting on illegal automatic and semi-automatic rifles. With this program, more than 650,000 firearms were given up and destroyed. The cost was estimated at $360 million. Australians cannot possess firearms without acceptable cause. Australia is one of the few countries that became stricter in terms of gun control laws recently. The crime rate for murder is also decreasing gradually.

Posted on 28 Mar 2014

chris.lockyer781

chris.lockyer781

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Death penalty > Abolition date 1,985 [44th of 64]
Death penalty > Abolition for ordinary crimes 1,984 [3rd of 20]
Death penalty > Last executed 1,967 [18th of 55]

Ha! These are DATES!

Last person executed - 1967
CP abolished - 1985

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_Australia

Posted on 11 Feb 2013

Brock

Brock

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Hi i didn't know 15,630 people get raped every year!!! Is this info true.....?

Posted on 01 Jul 2010

Greg

Greg

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Nicole, this information is at the very least very outdated. Car Theft rate is lest than half here (3.19 per 1000 in 2008, down from 6.9 alleged here), burglary rate was 16.9 per 1,000 in 2005 (down from 21.7 here), Robberies were .772 per 1,000 in 2007, 31% lower than here. Rapes appear to be all forms of sexual assault, I can't any info on rapes singularly. -- removed bit about death penalty hopes it doesn't posted rolls eyes --

Posted on 20 Apr 2010

replica

replica

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Nicole, this information is at the very least very outdated. Car Theft rate is lest than half here (3.19 per 1000 in 2008, down from 6.9 alleged here), burglary rate was 16.9 per 1,000 in 2005 (down from 21.7 here), Robberies were .772 per 1,000 in 2007, 31% lower than here. Rapes appear to be all forms of sexual assault, I can't any info on rapes singularly. I'm not sure how we have executed 1,900 criminals, lol. Even if they were counting ones prior to it being abolished in 1967, I doubt we'd match up against the UK. In fact, there were 114 in the 20th century. Also, notable is the absence of countries which actually have the death penalty, such as the US.

Posted on 20 Apr 2010

Dwayne

Dwayne

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Nicole, this information is at the very least very outdated. Car Theft rate is lest than half here (3.19 per 1000 in 2008, down from 6.9 alleged here), burglary rate was 16.9 per 1,000 in 2005 (down from 21.7 here), Robberies were .772 per 1,000 in 2007, 31% lower than here. Rapes appear to be all forms of sexual assault, I can't any info on rapes singularly. I'm not sure how we have executed 1,900 criminals, lol. (I'm not sure what those figures mean. shrug) Even if they were counting ones prior to it being abolished in 1967, I doubt we'd match up against the UK. In fact, there were 114 in the 20th century. Also, notable is the absence of countries which actually have the death penalty, such as the US.

Posted on 20 Apr 2010

Dwayne

Dwayne

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Copyright and computer based fraud are two completely overlooked crimes all over the world, and people like publishers of Limewire seem to get off without a slap on the wrist. These two crime cost the Australian Government millions of dollars each year.

Posted on 01 Feb 2010

Jake

Jake

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In response to shahid:

The country with the highest reported total per capita crime rate is Dominica followed by New Zealand and Finland. For further information on total crimes or particular types of crime such as murder, drug offences, assault or car theft see the crime category.

In order to achieve a fair comparison, all crime statistics should be viewed per capita. It should also be noted that crime statistics only include reported crime. Crime is more likely to be reported when people feel that they can report crime to the police and have confidence in the police and the legal system.

Posted on 27 Mar 2005

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