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Portugal

Portugal Crime Stats

Definitions

  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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 429.1 2006 20th out of 55
Illicit drugs seizing record amounts of Latin American cocaine destined for Europe; a European gateway for Southwest Asian heroin; transshipment point for hashish from North Africa to Europe; consumer of Southwest Asian heroin 2011
Kidnappings 5.25 2006 6th out of 57
Murder rate 1.17 2008
Murders 162% 2006 19th out of 38
Murders > Per capita 15.3 per 1 million people 2006 19th out of 37
Murders with firearms 90 2002 21st out of 48
Prisoners 13,918 prisoners 2002 59th out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 130 per 100,000 people 2003 64th out of 164
Rape rate 3 2009 39th out of 51
Rape victims 0.2% 2002 17th out of 20
Rapes 317 2009 27th out of 51
Robberies 197.3 2006 8th out of 71
Software piracy rate 43% 2007 79th out of 106
Total crimes 218,360 2002 35th out of 82

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; 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; UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

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

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