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Colombia

Colombia 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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 > 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 63.4 2011 53th out of 93
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 52.5 2014 76th out of 93
Crime levels 66.88 2014 20th out of 93
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 2.3% 2008 19th out of 28
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
Rape rate 6.8 2010 26th out of 57
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 4.9 2007 4th out of 6
Total crimes 214,192 2002 36th out of 82
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 5.9 2014 87th out of 170
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 34 2012 3rd out of 14
Violent crime > Murder rate 15,459 2010 4th out of 86
Violent crime > Rapes 3,149 2010 10th out of 57

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; crime; 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; 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); UN Crime Stats; Wikipedia: List of countries by suicide rate (Suicide rates per 100,000 by country, year and sex (Table) ); Annexe I of the Small Arms Survey 2007 ; Wikipedia: List of countries by intentional homicide rate by decade; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables; Statistics : Crime : Sexual Violence (UNODC) and Crime Statistics : Sexual Violence Against Children and Rape, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Citation

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

Colombia Crime Profiles (Subcategories)

Drugs 3 Punishment 6
Fear of crime 9 Suicide rates 3
Perceived problems 4 Violent crime 8
Prisoners 5

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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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