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Mauritius

Mauritius Crime Stats

Background:

Most recent figures show that Mauritius has a total of just under 36,000 crimes, placing it 61st in a table of 82 countries. However, serious crime is not a major concern, with just 4 youth related murders and 2 manslaughters recorded in 2001. However, assaults are a more regular occurrence, with 8.76 incidents per 1,000 population placing it third behind South Africa in the world. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/mu-oman Oman is one of two countries that divide Saudi Arabia from the Arabian Sea, sitting with Yemen on the bottom of the Arabian peninsula. Along with Saudi Arabia (676km) and Yemen (288km), it also shares its border with the United Arab Emirates (410km). Its capital, Muscat, is home to some 350,000 people, roughly 9% of the sultanate’s total population of just over 3 million.http://www.nationmaster.com/country/mx-mexico Mexico holds the distinction of being one of only two nations to border the US, with a 3,141km frontier that stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. However, it also shares borders with Belize (250km) and Guatamala (962km) to the south. It is the 12th most populous nation on earth, while its capital, Mexico City, is the 12th most populated city on earth, with 8.8 million citizens. http://www.nationmaster.com/country/mx-mexico/Age-_distribution Like almost every other country in the world, improved health standard and lifestyles means that the age distribution in Mexico will see a vast increase in the number of elderly. While figures in 2000, showed a males of 1.7 million males of the age of 50, figures in 2010 showed an increase to more than 2 million. This figure is expected to double to almost 4.5 million by 2050. Meanwhile the sex ration will remain in favor of women.

Definitions

  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police 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.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers 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 > Per capita: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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 > Rapes: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes per million people: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assault rate 1,044.9 2011 5th out of 93
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 69.23 2014 34th out of 93
Crime levels 60.42 2014 26th out of 93
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 3.9% 2004 7th out of 12
Murder rate 3.8 2008
Police officers 776.5 2006 2nd out of 31
Rape rate 3.9 2010 35th out of 57
Rapes > Per capita 0.06 per 1,000 people 2008 18th out of 50
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 6.8 2008 8th out of 19
Total crimes 35,943 2002 61st out of 82
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 14.7 2014 42nd out of 170
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 4.2 2009 44th out of 82
Violent crime > Murder rate 33 2010 74th out of 86
Violent crime > Rapes 51 2010 47th out of 57
Violent crime > Rapes per million people 39.82 2010 35th out of 57

SOURCES: 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.; UN Crime Stats; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; Wikipedia: List of countries by suicide rate (Suicide rates per 100,000 by country, year and sex (Table) ); 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); 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; 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

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