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Nicaragua

Nicaragua Crime Stats

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • 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 > Murders: 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assault rate 332.9 2011 25th out of 93
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 62.5 2013 2nd out of 2
Crime levels 44.44 2013 2nd out of 2
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 1.1% 2006 18th out of 21
Illicit drugs transshipment point for cocaine destined for the US and transshipment point for arms-for-drugs dealing 2011
Kidnappings 0.11 2004 10th out of 13
Murder rate 13 2008
Rape rate 31.6 2010 4th out of 57
Robberies 440.7 2006 5th out of 71
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 5.8 2006 2nd out of 4
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 7.7 2014 74th out of 170
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 13 2011 20th out of 44
Violent crime > Murder rate 785 2010 24th out of 86
Violent crime > Murders 785 2010 24th out of 86
Violent crime > Rapes 1,829 2010 14th out of 57

Citation

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

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