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United Kingdom Crime Stats

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The Home Office which has overall responsibility for reducing crime, also oversees the police force which has direct responsibility for it.

Statistics show that crime in the UK is now at the lowest it has been in more than 30 years. This was reduced to 1,904 in 2011 from its high of 4,200 in 1995.

The noted areas for crime in the UK are the capital city, London and Greater Manchester. The major metropolitan areas of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are also know for crime but at a reduced level. These areas are Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast respectively.

Muggings and knife crimes coupled with crime within the black community and ethnic groups such as Asians, has come to the fore intermittently. The latter is due to tensions between ethnic groups.

Definitions

  • Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. 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 "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • 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 > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night: Safety walking alone during night. 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 safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the night?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Violent hate crime: Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. 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 worried are you about)......being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • Murders with firearms per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Total crimes per 1000: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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 > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 53.35 2014 75th out of 93
Crime levels 48 2014 42nd out of 93
Drugs > Opiates use 0.9% 2001 1st out of 17
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 50.72 2014 47th out of 93
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 27.22 2014 49th out of 93
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,953 1997 1st out of 11
Murders with firearms per million 0.236 2002 44th out of 48
Prisoners 78,753 prisoners 2002 15th out of 168
Total crimes 6.52 million 2002 2nd out of 82
Total crimes per 1000 109.96 2002 4th out of 81
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.17 2009 74th out of 82
Violent crime > Murder rate 722 2009 34th out of 116
Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 11.68 2009 94th out of 113
Violent crime > Murders 722 2009 34th out of 116
Violent crime > Murders per million people 11.68 2009 94th out of 113

SOURCES: crime; Wikipedia: List of countries by prevalence of opiates use ("World Drug Report 2011" . United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 2011. "World Drug Report 2006" . United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 2006. http://www.unodc.org/documents/wdr/WDR_2009/WDR2009_eng_web.pdf); Wikipedia: Capital punishment in Europe (Abolition); 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). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; 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); 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). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of countries by intentional homicide rate by decade; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

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

United Kingdom Crime Profiles (Subcategories)

Death penalty 3 Perceived problems 4
Drugs 4 Suicide rates 7
Fear of crime 9 Violent crime 5
  • United Kingdom ranked first for total crimes amongst Europe in 2002.
  • United Kingdom ranked second for total crimes per 1000 amongst European Union in 2002.
  • United Kingdom ranked second for prisoners amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2002.
  • United Kingdom ranked first for car thefts amongst NATO countries in 2002.

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The Home Office which has overall responsibility for reducing crime, also oversees the police force which has direct responsibility for it.

Statistics show that crime in the UK is now at the lowest it has been in more than 30 years. This was reduced to 1,904 in 2011 from its high of 4,200 in 1995.

The noted areas for crime in the UK are the capital city, London and Greater Manchester. The major metropolitan areas of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are also know for crime but at a reduced level. These areas are Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast respectively.

Muggings and knife crimes coupled with crime within the black community and ethnic groups such as Asians, has come to the fore intermittently. The latter is due to tensions between ethnic groups.

Posted on 09 Apr 2014

chris.lockyer781

chris.lockyer781

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This is not a representation of Crime in the UK compared to the other countries, it is however a representation of Democracy and Justness in the Uk and USA. Russian crime rates are far far higher than both the uk and the USA, however the crimes go unreported through fear or Bribes are paid and matters settled. Statistically the UK is 2nd. Realistically the Uk is more like 20th with Russia, India and China, in reality, filling the top 3 spots.

Posted on 10 Oct 2012

Adam

Adam