- Age of criminal responsibility: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability. The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.
- Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
- 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.
- Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
- Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
- Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
- Police officers: Number of police officers 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.
- Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
- 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 > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
- Violent crime > Rapes per million people: 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. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
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- South Africa has had the highest rape rate since 2004.
- South Africa ranked first for assault rate amongst Emerging markets in 2011.
- South Africa ranked first for prisoners amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2002.
- South Africa ranked third for murders > WHO amongst Christian countries in 2004.
- South Africa has had the highest violent crime > rapes per million people since 2004.
Wake up to the facts. I stil have family living their and I pray every day that they will survive another day in what I like to call " slow moving civil war" .
Despite our situation, I love living in South Africa and I think it is the most beautiful country.
It hurts me to see so many South Africans leave. Instead of investing their skills and knowledge in their own country, and bettering their own country, they are choosing to invest it in other countries. How can we, as a Nation, move forward if our own people choose to abandon us? South Africa needs people who want change and who are willing to make that change happen!
the deasth penalty doesnt even exist.
fin someone else to make look bad. shame on you
Crime in South Africa in the political "Apartheid" era was largely restricted to the informal settlements and designated townships, ie. crimes amongst the black people. Now the barriers containing crime in those traditional areas have been removed and now freely roams the streets anywhere and everywhere.
White Caucasian settlements around the world benefit from lower crime rates - FACT! It's a genetic thing, but many would not understand this!