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Iceland

Iceland Crime Stats

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).
  • 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: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • 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.
  • 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 950.4 2004 2nd out of 19
Car thefts 387 2002 62nd out of 73
Drug offences 994 per 100,000 people 2000 35th out of 60
Kidnappings 0.7 2006 26th out of 57
Murder rate 0 2008
Murders 1% 2006 37th out of 38
Murders > Per capita 3.35 per 1 million people 2006 33th out of 37
Murders with firearms 0.0 2002 47th out of 48
Prisoners 104 prisoners 2002 148th out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 40 per 100,000 people 2003 142nd out of 164
Rape rate 21.6 2009 6th out of 51
Rapes 68 2009 41st out of 51
Robberies 12 2004 13th out of 16
Software piracy rate 48% 2007 73th out of 106
Total crimes 60,242 2002 52nd 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); European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; UN Crime Stats; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

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

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