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Belize

Belize Crime Stats

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Counterfeiting: Number of conterfeiting offences as recorded by police in that country.
  • Human trafficking > Number prosecuted: Number of people prosecuted for tracking in persons (people smuggling) by country.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Prosecutors: Number of prosecutors 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Auto theft 21.5 2006 48th out of 74
Burglaries 523.9 2006 15th out of 55
Counterfeiting 16 2006 27th out of 30
Human trafficking > Number prosecuted 0.0 2006 36th out of 40
Illicit drugs transshipment point for cocaine; small-scale illicit producer of cannabis, primarily for local consumption; money-laundering activity related to narcotics trafficking and offshore sector 2011
Kidnappings 2.77 2002 1st out of 9
Murder rate 33 2008
Murders > WHO 21.9 2004 20th out of 184
Police officers 377.2% 2006 10th out of 31
Prisoners 1,097 prisoners 2002 128th out of 168
Prisoners > Female 6.4% 2003 21st out of 134
Prisoners > Per capita 459 per 100,000 people 2003 5th out of 164
Prosecutors 2.4% 2006 38th out of 47
Rapes 15.3 2006 14th out of 80
Robberies 182.4 2006 9th out of 71

SOURCES: 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; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011

Citation

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

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