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Iran Crime Stats

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Last month, six Iranian youngsters created their own video version of Pharrell Williams’ HAPPY and posted it on Youtube. They were held for this act and came out in a government television network expressing penitence for their deed.

There has been a lot of protest even from Iranian media about Iran’s legal system. It comes out with verdicts by implementing an approach to justice which is not fair to the people. This is based on Islamic laws which date back centuries ago. Victims of violent crimes are faced with two legal choices which are absolution or QESAS. If you are charged with a QESAS crime, the victim has the right to ask for payback. The sentence is prescribed accordingly in the Qur’an.

Drug trafficking is a primary problem in Iran. The country has emerged as a shipment point for heroin from the region and conveyed illegally all the way to Europe. Iran shares a boundary which is nearly 1,000 kilometers with Afghanistan. This country is biggest producer of opium in the whole world. There is a brief land route for drug transit between Afghanistan and the European continent.

Iran owns a whopping drug addiction rate of 2.8 percent of the whole populace. Newspapers have divulged that almost 3,500 law enforcement personnel were killed because of anti-drug operations. The campaign against drug merchants costs the country almost $1 billion each year and inflicts a damage worth approximately $8.5 billion on the country’s economy.

Government continues to support terrorist radical groups in Iraq during the reign of Saddam Hussein and even after his overthrow. Iran has been accused by western nations of supporting and funding terrorist groups in Lebanon. Iran subsidized the Hezbollah attack (based on CIA investigations) against US marines stationed in the region. The Iranian government also supports acts of extremists in the Middle East and adjacent countries.

Background:

As an Islamic state, Iran has a very strict policy when it comes to dealing with crime. In fact, according to figures from Amnesty International, Iran carried out 317 documented executions in 2007, the 2nd highest number for the year behind China's total of 470. Still, Iran has the 10th largest prisoner population in the world with 163,526 prisoners, and the prison system is acutely overcrowded, with prison capacity filled to a rate of 243.1%.

Definitions

  • Age of criminal responsibility: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.  The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.
  • 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.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night: Safety walking alone during night. 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 safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the night?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Violent hate crime: Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. 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 worried are you about)......being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • 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 > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 9 2014 46th out of 58
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 74.67 2014 21st out of 93
Crime levels 54.87 2014 33th out of 93
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 4.2% 1999 1st out of 6
Drugs > Opiates use 2.26% 2010 1st out of 3
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 40.46 2014 62nd out of 93
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 18.15 2014 76th out of 93
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 2,014 2014 2nd out of 43
Murder rate 2.6 2003
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 5 2012 3rd out of 4
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 7.3 2014 76th out of 170
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 3 2009 51st out of 82
Violent crime > Murder rate 2,215 2009 21st out of 116
Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 30.12 2009 61st out of 113
Violent crime > Murders 2,215 2009 21st out of 116

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Defense of infancy (Ages of criminal responsibility by country); 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.; Wikipedia: List of countries by prevalence of opiates use ("World Drug Report 2011" . United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 2011. "World Drug Report 2006" . United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 2006. http://www.unodc.org/documents/wdr/WDR_2009/WDR2009_eng_web.pdf); Wikipedia: Capital punishment in Europe (Abolition); 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; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

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

Iran Crime Profiles (Subcategories)

Drugs 4 Prisoners 4
Fear of crime 9 Suicide rates 3
Perceived problems 4 Violent crime 8
  • Iran ranked first for prisoners amongst Muslim countries in 2002.
  • Iran ranked first for prisoners per 1000 amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2002.

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Last month, six Iranian youngsters created their own video version of Pharrell Williams’ HAPPY and posted it on Youtube. They were held for this act and came out in a government television network expressing penitence for their deed.

There has been a lot of protest even from Iranian media about Iran’s legal system. It comes out with verdicts by implementing an approach to justice which is not fair to the people. This is based on Islamic laws which date back centuries ago. Victims of violent crimes are faced with two legal choices which are absolution or QESAS. If you are charged with a QESAS crime, the victim has the right to ask for payback. The sentence is prescribed accordingly in the Qur’an.

Drug trafficking is a primary problem in Iran. The country has emerged as a shipment point for heroin from the region and conveyed illegally all the way to Europe. Iran shares a boundary which is nearly 1,000 kilometers with Afghanistan. This country is biggest producer of opium in the whole world. There is a brief land route for drug transit between Afghanistan and the European continent.

Iran owns a whopping drug addiction rate of 2.8 percent of the whole populace. Newspapers have divulged that almost 3,500 law enforcement personnel were killed because of anti-drug operations. The campaign against drug merchants costs the country almost $1 billion each year and inflicts a damage worth approximately $8.5 billion on the country’s economy.

Government continues to support terrorist radical groups in Iraq during the reign of Saddam Hussein and even after his overthrow. Iran has been accused by western nations of supporting and funding terrorist groups in Lebanon. Iran subsidized the Hezbollah attack (based on CIA investigations) against US marines stationed in the region. The Iranian government also supports acts of extremists in the Middle East and adjacent countries.

Posted on 25 May 2014

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