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Colombia

Colombia 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.
  • 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.
  • Death penalty > Last executed: Amnesty International
  • 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 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.
  • 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
Assault rate 63.4 2011 53th out of 93
Assaults 63.4 2000 6th out of 13
Burglaries 33.6 2000 8th out of 10
Car thefts 33,135 2002 17th out of 73
Death penalty > Last executed 1,909 1909 1st out of 1
Illicit drugs illicit producer of coca, opium poppy, and cannabis; world's leading coca cultivator with 167,000 hectares in coca cultivation in 2007, a 6% increase over 2006, producing a potential of 535 metric tons of pure cocaine; the world's largest producer of coca derivatives; supplies cocaine to most of the US market and the great majority of other international drug markets; in 2007, aerial eradication dispensed herbicide to treat over 153,000 hectares with another 67,000 hectares manually eradicated, but aggressive replanting on the part of coca growers means Colombia remains a key producer; a significant portion of non-US narcotics proceeds are either laundered or invested in Colombia through the black market peso exchange; important supplier of heroin to the US market; opium poppy cultivation is estimated to have fallen 25% between 2006 and 2007 with a corresponding estimated 27% decline in the yield of pure heroin to 1.9 metric tons 2011
Murder rate 35 2009
Murders with firearms 21,898 2002 2nd out of 48
Police officers 229.2% 2000 7th out of 8
Prisoners 54,034 prisoners 2002 30th out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 126 per 100,000 people 2003 69th out of 164
Rapes 4.7 2000 7th out of 14
Robberies 61.7 2000 6th out of 11
Software piracy rate 58% 2007 60th out of 106
Total crimes 214,192 2002 36th out of 82

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; 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); Last updated: 01/04/03; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 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); International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

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

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You should get more recent statistics... if you look at the crime rates in Colombia over the last 7 years you will see that murders, kidnappings and overall crime has been drastically reduced. If you want to be considered a serious source of information, you should update your sources more frequently.

Posted on 02 Feb 2010

carlos

carlos

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Mr. Baron,

Sorry to say that your website has a 1988 posting date with no statistics at all. It does however explain how the country came to be.

I was looking for crime data for years 2003-2007.

Regards,
Arnald

Posted on 13 Jan 2010

Arnald

Arnald

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Stats are all wrong they are 10 years old. I just returned from Colombia after 11 years. what a change from 1998. This will explain PBS:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/67737/design-e2-bogot%C3%A1-building-a-sustainable-city

Posted on 29 Jun 2009

Xander

Xander

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Hello,

I\'m Chief of Criminologycal investigation Center of Colombian National Police. This office is the official statistics source (in criminals matters)in Colombia. I read yours figures and saw that some of them are not real, so , I would like to know which are your sources? We have everything about crime in our web site.

Official mail is: cic@dijin.policia.gov.co

Sincerely,


Wilson Baron

Posted on 29 Jun 2005

Wilson Barón

Wilson Barón

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