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Egypt

Egypt Crime Stats

Background:

Like any country, Egypt has its fair share of crime, and boasts the 9th largest prisoner population with just under 62,000 people incarcerated. It still enacts the death penalty, though only in a limited way with 48 executions having taken place in 2007, the 5th highest number for the year though somewhat far behind China's 470 executions.  However, it is the prominence of corruption that is of major worry to most, with 50.26% of business managers claiming it was a major business constraint - the 11th highest rate globally.

Definitions

  • Acquitted: Total acquitted in criminal courts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Executions: Number of known executions in the country (Data is for 2007). Because these figures include only documented cases; the true figures are likely to be higher in many countries.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Jails: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serious assault rate: Number of major assaults recorded by police 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.
  • Unpaid diplomatic parking fines: Average Unpaid Annual New York City Parking Violations per Diplomat, 11/1997 to 11/2002.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Acquitted 174,230 2002 4th out of 60
Assaults 0.3 2004 16th out of 16
Executions 48 executions 2007 6th out of 38
Illicit drugs transit point for cannabis, heroin, and opium moving to Europe, Israel, and North Africa; transit stop for Nigerian drug couriers; concern as money laundering site due to lax enforcement of financial regulations 2011
Jails 43 2002 38th out of 80
Judges 9.8% 2006 26th out of 45
Kidnappings 0.02 2006 56th out of 57
Murder rate 0.8 2008
Prisoners 61,845 prisoners 2002 21st out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 0.0 2003 156th out of 164
Rape rate 0.1 2009 51st out of 51
Rapes 87 2009 38th out of 51
Serious assault rate 0.3 2011 68th out of 78
Software piracy rate 60% 2007 55th out of 106
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines 139.6 2002 2nd out of 142

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; Amnesty International; 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; 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; Cultures of Corruption: Evidence from Diplomatic Parking Tickets Ray Fisman Edward Miguel Columbia University and NBER University of California, Berkeley and NBER 2006

Citation

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

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