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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
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Death penalty > Last executed: Amnesty International
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • 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
Assault rate 1,044.9 2011 5th out of 93
Assaults 1,044.9 2006 3rd out of 66
Burglaries 186.4 2006 30th out of 55
Death penalty > Last executed 1,987 1987 1st out of 1
Illicit drugs consumer and transshipment point for heroin from South Asia; small amounts of cannabis produced and consumed locally; significant offshore financial industry creates potential for money laundering, but corruption levels are relatively low and the government appears generally to be committed to regulating its banking industry 2011
Murder rate 3.8 2008
Police officers 776.5% 2006 2nd out of 31
Prisoners 2,565 prisoners 2002 118th out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 214 per 100,000 people 2003 34th out of 164
Rape rate 5.4 2009 24th out of 51
Rapes 69 2009 40th out of 51
Robberies 88.3 2006 23th out of 71
Sentence Length 9 2002 38th out of 46
Software piracy rate 57% 2007 62nd out of 106
Total crimes 35,943 2002 61st out of 82

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; Last updated: 01/04/03; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 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; 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); Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

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