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Barbados

Barbadian and Bajan Crime Stats

Definitions

  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • 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.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Rapes: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assault rate 611.9 2011 13th out of 93
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 70 2013 2nd out of 5
Crime levels 55 2013 3rd out of 5
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 8.3% 2006 5th out of 21
Illicit drugs one of many Caribbean transshipment points for narcotics bound for Europe and the US; offshore financial center 2011
Murder rate 17 2004
Police officers 548 2000 1st out of 8
Rape rate 24.9 2009 15th out of 77
Robberies 170.1 2000 1st out of 11
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 3.5 2006 4th out of 4
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 7.8 2014 73th out of 170
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 11 2010 26th out of 61
Violent crime > Murder rate 31 2010 75th out of 86
Violent crime > Murders 31 2010 75th out of 86
Violent crime > Rapes 68 2009 62nd out of 77

Citation

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

Barbados Crime Profiles (Subcategories)

Fear of crime 9 Prosecutions 8
Perceived problems 4 Suicide rates 3
Prisoners 5 Violent crime 8

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