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Barbados

Barbados 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.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • 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 > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Serious assault rate: Number of major assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assault rate 611.9 2011 13th out of 93
Assaults 611.9 2000 1st out of 13
Auto theft 88.6 2000 2nd out of 13
Burglaries 1,177.4 2000 1st out of 10
Illicit drugs one of many Caribbean transshipment points for narcotics bound for Europe and the US; offshore financial center 2011
Murder rate 17 2004
Murders > WHO 9.8 2004 64th out of 184
Police officers 548% 2000 1st out of 8
Prisoners 992 prisoners 2002 129th out of 168
Prisoners > Female 4.5% 2003 56th out of 134
Prisoners > Per capita 367 per 100,000 people 2003 14th out of 164
Rapes 27 2000 2nd out of 14
Robberies 170.1 2000 1st out of 11
Serious assault rate 109.3 2011 12th out of 78
Serious assaults 109.3 2000 3rd out of 9

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Health Organisation.; 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

Citation

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

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