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South Korea

South Korea Crime Stats

Definitions

  • Acquitted: Total acquitted in criminal courts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Jails: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). 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 committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • 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
Acquitted 1,161 2002 33th out of 60
Assault rate 34.3 2011 67th out of 93
Assaults 34.3 2002 8th out of 12
Burglaries 4.4 2004 18th out of 19
Drug offences 9.9 per 100,000 people 2000 57th out of 60
Frauds 136,206 2002 5th out of 79
Jails 42 2002 39th out of 80
Murder rate 2.3 2008
Murders committed by youths 282 1999 17th out of 72
Police officers 0.9% 2011 8th out of 17
Prisoners 58,564 prisoners 2002 23th out of 168
Rapes 13.3 2006 16th out of 80
Robberies 10.4 2004 15th out of 16
Software piracy rate 43% 2007 80th out of 106
Total crimes 1.54 million 2002 11th out of 82

SOURCES: 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); European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 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); World Health Organization: World report on violence and health, 2002; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

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

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