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United Kingdom Crime Stats

Author: chris.lockyer781

Author: chris.lockyer781

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.

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Acquitted 54,682 2002 5th out of 60
Assault victims 2.8% 2002 2nd out of 20
Car thefts 348,169 2002 2nd out of 73
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,998 1998 3rd out of 6
Death penalty > Last executed 1,964 1964 1st out of 1
Drug offences 183,419 per 100,000 people 2000 2nd out of 60
Frauds 358,186 2002 3rd out of 79
Illicit drugs producer of limited amounts of synthetic drugs and synthetic precursor chemicals; major consumer of Southwest Asian heroin, Latin American cocaine, and synthetic drugs; money-laundering center 2011
Murders committed by youths 139 1999 30th out of 72
Murders with firearms 14 2002 39th out of 48
Prisoners 78,753 prisoners 2002 15th out of 168
Rape victims 0.9% 2002 6th out of 20
Sentence Length 38.6 2002 27th out of 46
Software piracy rate 26% 2007 96th out of 106
Total crimes 6.52 million 2002 2nd 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); UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; 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); Last updated: 01/04/03; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Health Organization: World report on violence and health, 2002; 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); Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

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

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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

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