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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Crime Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Acquitted 1,199 2002 32nd out of 60
Assault rate 155.1 2011 35th out of 93
Assaults 155.1 2006 24th out of 66
Auto theft 30.6 2006 45th out of 74
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,966 1966 1st out of 1
Illicit drugs transshipment point for South American drugs destined for the US and Europe; has become a transshipment point for ecstasy from the Netherlands and Belgium destined for US and Canada; substantial money laundering activity; Colombian narcotics traffickers favor the Dominican Republic for illicit financial transactions; significant amphetamine consumption 2011
Kidnappings 0.14 2006 47th out of 57
Murder rate 22 2007
Police officers 303.5% 2006 16th out of 31
Prisoners 13,836 prisoners 2002 60th out of 168
Prisoners > Female 3.1% 2003 90th out of 134
Prisoners > Per capita 157 per 100,000 people 2003 57th out of 164
Robberies 556.4 2006 2nd out of 71
Sentence Length 48 2002 24th out of 46
Software piracy rate 79% 2007 30th out of 106

SOURCES: 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); 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; Last updated: 01/04/03; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; 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); Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

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

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