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Latvia

Latvia 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.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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 89.2 2006 38th out of 55
Car thefts 2,845 2002 42nd out of 73
Illicit drugs transshipment and destination point for cocaine, synthetic drugs, opiates, and cannabis from Southwest Asia, Western Europe, Latin America, and neighboring Balkan countries; despite improved legislation, vulnerable to money laundering due to nascent enforcement capabilities and comparatively weak regulation of offshore companies and the gaming industry; CIS organized crime (including counterfeiting, corruption, extortion, stolen cars, and prostitution) accounts for most laundered proceeds 2011
Kidnappings 0.35 2004 9th out of 13
Murder rate 4.8 2009
Murders 101% 2006 23th out of 38
Murders > Per capita 44.17 per 1 million people 2006 8th out of 37
Murders with firearms 28 2002 32nd out of 48
Prisoners 8,483 prisoners 2002 77th out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 339 per 100,000 people 2003 18th out of 164
Rape rate 4.4 2009 32nd out of 51
Rapes 100 2009 37th out of 51
Robberies 98.6 2006 15th out of 71
Software piracy rate 56% 2007 64th out of 106
Total crimes 49,329 2002 55th 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); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; 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); International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; UN Crime Stats; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

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

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