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Cape Verde

Cape Verde Crime Stats

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • 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."
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

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  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

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  • Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21: Under age of 18 (or 21).

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  • Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

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  • Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole: Minimum to serve before eligibility for requesting parole.

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  • Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 8.1% 2004 3rd out of 12
Illicit drugs used as a transshipment point for Latin American cocaine destined for Western Europe; the lack of a well-developed financial system limits the country's utility as a money-laundering center 2011
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,981 2012 17th out of 17
Murder rate 11 2007
Murders > WHO 10.7 2004 61st out of 184
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence No life imprisonment sentence 2014
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence No life imprisonment sentence 2014
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 ?? 2014
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence 25 years 2014
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole Varies, depending on sentence 2014
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 5.4 2014 92nd out of 170
Violent crime > Murder rate 56 2007 89th out of 131
Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 115.77 2007 24th out of 126
Violent crime > Murders 56 2007 89th out of 131
Violent crime > Murders per million people 115.77 2007 24th out of 126

SOURCES: https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/WDR2011/World_Drug_Report_2011_ebook.pdf, World Drug Report 2011, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2011, p. 217.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Capital punishment in Europe (Abolition); World Health Organisation.; Wikipedia: Life imprisonment (Summary by country); Annexe I of the Small Arms Survey 2007 ; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

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Cape Verde Crime Profiles (Subcategories)

Punishment 6 Violent crime 5