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Chile

Chile Crime Stats

Background:

Serious crime is not as prevalent in Chile as it is in other South American countries, with just 183 manslaughters committed in 2002 and an overall homicide per capita rate of just 1.7 per 100,000 of the population, a rate that ranks Chile 28th in the world and quite some distance behind South Africa (125) and Colombia (114). The country has the 16th highest total prisoner population globally, of 36,636.

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.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Burglaries 134 2004 11th out of 19
Car thefts 5,930 2002 32nd out of 73
Drug offences 324 per 100,000 people 2000 45th out of 60
Illicit drugs transshipment country for cocaine destined for Europe and the region; economic prosperity and increasing trade have made Chile more attractive to traffickers seeking to launder drug profits, especially through the Iquique Free Trade Zone, but a recent anti-money-laundering law improves controls; imported precursors passed on to Bolivia; domestic cocaine consumption is rising, making Chile a significant consumer of cocaine 2011
Kidnappings 0.71 2006 25th out of 57
Murder rate 1.7 2009
Murders with firearms 9 2002 43th out of 48
Police officers 187.6% 2004 9th out of 9
Prisoners 36,636 prisoners 2002 38th out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 204 per 100,000 people 2003 38th out of 164
Rape rate 13.3 2009 12th out of 51
Rapes 2,233 2009 8th out of 51
Robberies 1,275.6 2004 1st out of 16
Software piracy rate 66% 2007 48th out of 106
Total crimes 593,997 2002 19th out of 82

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); 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; International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; UN Crime Stats; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

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

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