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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis Crime Stats

Definitions

  • Assault victims: People victimized by assault (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevelence.
  • 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.
  • Murders > WHO: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
  • 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.
  • Robbery victims: People victimized by robbery (as a % of the total population). 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 victims 3% 2002 1st out of 20
Illicit drugs transshipment point for South American drugs destined for the US and Europe; some money-laundering activity 2011
Murder rate 35 2008
Murders > WHO 22.7 2004 19th out of 184
Prisoners 135 prisoners 2002 144th out of 168
Prisoners > Female 0.9% 2003 128th out of 134
Prisoners > Per capita 338 per 100,000 people 2003 20th out of 164
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 21.5% 2003 100th out of 143
Rape victims 0.3% 2002 15th out of 20
Robbery victims 0.7% 2002 12th out of 20

SOURCES: UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Health Organisation.; 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

Citation

"Saint Kitts and Nevis Crime Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Saint-Kitts-and-Nevis/Crime

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Murder rates in St Kitts and Nevis are second to Colombia : 2008 = 24 murders @ 45,000 people = 0.53333. 2009 = 29 murders= 0.64444 per 1000, 2010 Nevis has 4 murders @ population 12,000. 5 murders already in St Kitts, a total 9 in less than 3 months at this rate 36 for the year.

Posted on 28 Mar 2010

Lloyd F. Williams

Lloyd F. Williams

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