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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.
  • Age of criminal responsibility (notes): Additional information, qualifications, exceptions and notes on the age of criminal responsibility stat, which indicates the age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country 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.
  • Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users: Percentage of injecting drug users who are HIV positive.
  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • 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 > Feels safe walking alone > During the day: Safety walking alone during daylight. 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 daylight?". 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.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked: Worries attacked. 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 physically attacked by strangers?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted: Worries being insulted. 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 insulted or pestered by anybody, while in the street or any other public place?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed: Worries being mugged or robbed. 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 mugged and robbed?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter: Worries home broken and things stolen. 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....having your home broken into and something stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen: Worries things from car stolen. 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)......having things stolen from your car?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007: Number of guns owned per 100 residents in various countries. Following data relates to the year 2007.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Perceived problems > Illegal drugs: Problem people using or dealing drugs. 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 much of a problem are...) people using or dealing drugs?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery: Problem corruption and bribery. 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 much of a problem are...) corruption and bribery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery: Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery. 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 much of a problem are...) violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft: Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft. 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 much of a problem are...) property crimes such as vandalism and theft?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females: Female.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males): Male.
  • Violent crime > Domestic violence > Laws and Prosecution: Information on laws against domestic violence and their implementation in Muslim-majority countries.
  • Violent crime > Domestic violence amongst Muslims: Information on and estimates of prevalence of various forms of domestic violence in Muslim-majority countries.
  • 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.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 9 2014 46th out of 58
Age of criminal responsibility (notes) Age 9 for girls, 15 for boys 2014
Auto theft 134.9 2004 8th out of 18
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 > HIV infections amongst drug users 13.63% 2011 15th out of 65
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 24.78% 2011 41st out of 57
Drugs > Opiates use 2.26% 2010 1st out of 3
Executions 317 executions 2007 2nd out of 38
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 40.46 2014 62nd out of 93
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 74.67 2014 62nd out of 92
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 18.15 2014 76th out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 49.32 2014 28th out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 43.42 2014 37th out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 51.67 2014 33th out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 46 2014 45th out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 69.86 2014 17th out of 93
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 7.3 2007 28th out of 29
Illicit drugs despite substantial interdiction efforts and considerable control measures along the border with Afghanistan, Iran remains one of the primary transshipment routes for Southwest Asian heroin to Europe; suffers one of the highest opiate addiction rates in the world, and has an increasing problem with synthetic drugs; lacks anti-money laundering laws; has reached out to neighboring countries to share counter-drug intelligence 2011
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 2,014 2014 2nd out of 43
Murder rate 2.6 2003
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 58.33 2014 23th out of 93
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 71.72 2014 47th out of 93
Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 38.33 2014 48th out of 93
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 50.67 2014 44th out of 93
Prisoners 163,526 prisoners 2002 10th out of 168
Prisoners > Female 3.5% 2003 82nd out of 134
Prisoners > Per capita 226 per 100,000 people 2003 33th out of 164
Prisoners per 1000 2.41 prisoners 2002 30th out of 166
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 5 2012 3rd out of 4
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females 1.5 2012 2nd out of 3
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males) 3.3 2012 2nd out of 3
Violent crime > Domestic violence > Laws and Prosecution Existing laws (Iranian Code of Criminal Procedure articles 42, 43, 66) intend to prohibit violence in the form of kidnapping, gender-based harassment, abuse of pregnant women and "crimes against rights and responsibilities within the family structure," but due to cultural and political culture do not protect women, prosecute their abusers and provide services to victims. 1998
Violent crime > Domestic violence amongst Muslims Main article: Domestic violence in Iran In Iran the nature of domestic violence is complicated by both a national culture and authoritative state that support control, oppression and violence against women. 2009
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
Violent crime > Murders per million people 30.12 2009 61st out of 113

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Defense of infancy (Ages of criminal responsibility by country); Wikipedia: Defense of infancy (Ages of criminal responsibility by country); 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.; Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Source tables; Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Source tables; 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); Amnesty International; Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies: Small Arms Survey 2007 Part 2; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Capital punishment in Europe (Abolition); 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; 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). 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.; Wikipedia: List of countries by suicide rate (Suicide rates per 100,000 by country, year and sex (Table) ); Wikipedia: Islam and domestic violence (Laws and Prosecution); Wikipedia: Islam and domestic violence (Incidence of domestic violence among Muslims); 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/All-stats

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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