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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Crime Stats

Background:

As a strongly Islamic nation, Saudi Arabia exercises very strict laws, a fact that is reflected in its high number of executions annually. In 2007, they were had the 3rd highest in the world, with 143, though that was some way behind Iran (317) and China (470). Nevertheless, they still have a prisoner population of more than 28,600, but over half of these are foreign prisoners.

Definitions

  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Car thefts: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Executions: Number of known executions in the country (Data is for 2007). Because these figures include only documented cases; the true figures are likely to be higher in many countries.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
Assaults 63.2 2002 6th out of 12
Auto theft 85.4 2002 3rd out of 8
Burglaries 0.1 2002 5th out of 6
Car thefts 18,717 2002 26th out of 73
Executions 143 executions 2007 3rd out of 38
Illicit drugs death penalty for traffickers; improving anti-money-laundering legislation and enforcement 2011
Kidnappings 0.49 2002 4th out of 9
Murder rate 0.9 2007
Prisoners 28,612 prisoners 2002 43th out of 168
Prisoners > Female 6.6% 2003 20th out of 134
Prisoners > Per capita 110 per 100,000 people 2003 80th out of 164
Rapes 0.3 2002 7th out of 7
Robberies 2.9 2000 10th out of 11
Software piracy rate 51% 2007 68th out of 106
Total crimes 84,599 2002 48th out of 82

SOURCES: 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); Amnesty International; 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; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

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

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