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Lesotho

Lesotho Crime Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Auto theft 27.7 1997 3rd out of 5
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,984 2014 36th out of 44
Murder rate 37 2008
Prisoners 3,000 prisoners 2002 112th out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 143 per 100,000 people 2003 63th out of 164
Rape rate 82.7 2009 3rd out of 77
Rapes > Per capita 0.844 per 1,000 people 2008 1st out of 50
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 2.7 2014 116th out of 170
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 141 1975 1st out of 13
Violent crime > Murder rate 764 2010 25th out of 86
Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 380.3 2010 8th out of 86
Violent crime > Murders 764 2010 25th out of 86
Violent crime > Murders per million people 380.3 2010 8th out of 86
Violent crime > Rapes 1,777 2009 18th out of 77
Violent crime > Rapes per million people 893.02 2009 3rd out of 77

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 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; UN Crime Stats; 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.; Statistics : Crime : Sexual Violence (UNODC) and Crime Statistics : Sexual Violence Against Children and Rape, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; Statistics : Crime : Sexual Violence (UNODC) and Crime Statistics : Sexual Violence Against Children and Rape, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 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

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

Lesotho Crime Profiles (Subcategories)

Prisoners 5 Violent crime 8
  • Lesotho has had the highest violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 1974.