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United States Crime Stats

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • 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.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Murders with firearms: 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.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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
Burglaries 714.4 2006 9th out of 55
Car thefts 1.25 million 2002 1st out of 73
Drug offences 560.1 per 100,000 people 2000 41st out of 60
Executions 42 executions 2007 7th out of 38
Illicit drugs world's largest consumer of cocaine (shipped from Colombia through Mexico and the Caribbean), Colombian heroin, and Mexican heroin and marijuana; major consumer of ecstasy and Mexican methamphetamine; minor consumer of high-quality Southeast Asian heroin; illicit producer of cannabis, marijuana, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and methamphetamine; money-laundering center 2011
Murder rate 5 2009
Murders with firearms 9,369 2002 4th out of 48
Police officers 243.6% 1995 27th out of 43
Prisoners 2.02 million prisoners 2002 1st out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 715 per 100,000 people 2003 1st out of 164
Rape victims 0.4% 2002 13th out of 20
Rapes 30.2 2006 5th out of 80
Robberies 146.4 2006 10th out of 71
Software piracy rate 20% 2007 106th out of 106
Total crimes 11.88 million 2002 1st 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; UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

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

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Please note that the United States has approximately 251,273,040 more people than the UK and only about 5,000,000 more crimes.

Posted on 15 Feb 2013

A Thought

A Thought

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Crime Stats can be easily misunderstood and misinterpreted. For example, to say that one country has more judges but another has more crime can mean that the country has different methods-or may be more open with reporting crime. Some governments don't report crime for political reasons, while others report those crimes that are known to police. There is a 'dark figure' of crime-those not officially reported-that may indicate there is much more crime than reports may indicate. Crime stats are only as good as those gathering and reporting them-garbage in-garbage out!

Posted on 20 Jan 2013

Tim MCJ

Tim MCJ

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Per capita :

Adult Prosecuted : 1) Finland 31.68 per 1000 people
Assault Victims : 1) Saint Kitts and Nevis 3.0% (USA 10th)
Assault : 1) Montserrat 10.38 per 1000 people
Bribe Payers : 1) Sweden 8.3 (USA 9th)
Burglaries : 1) Australia 21.93 per 1000 people
Car Thief : 1) Australia 6.98 per 1000 people
Murders : 1) Colombia 0.62 per 1000 people
Rapes : 1) Australia 0.78 per 1000 people
Robbery : 1) Chile 6.99 per 1000 people
Murders with Firearms : 1) Colombia 0.51 per 1000 people
Total Crime Victims : 1st Australia 30.1% (USA 15th)
Freud : 1) Germany 10.86 per 1000 people

Posted on 03 Aug 2005

John

John

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In response to Drew - The 'c' means 'approximately' or 'around'. It is used when the value stated is an estimate.

Posted on 16 May 2005

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