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Venezuela

Venezuela Crime Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adults prosecuted 9,660 2002 38th out of 47
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,863 1863 1st out of 1
Frauds 11,741 2002 25th out of 79
Illicit drugs small-scale illicit producer of opium and coca for the processing of opiates and coca derivatives; however, large quantities of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana transit the country from Colombia bound for US and Europe; significant narcotics-related money-laundering activity, especially along the border with Colombia and on Margarita Island; active eradication program primarily targeting opium; increasing signs of drug-related activities by Colombian insurgents on border 2011
Jails 48 2002 35th out of 80
Murder rate 49 2009
Murders committed by youths 2,090 1999 7th out of 72
Police officers 15.1% 2001 11th out of 11
Prisoners 19,255 prisoners 2002 51st out of 168
Prisoners > Female 5.7% 2003 35th out of 134
Prisoners > Per capita 76 per 100,000 people 2003 107th out of 164
Sentence Length 1,422 2002 7th out of 46
Software piracy rate 87% 2007 9th out of 106
Total crimes 236,165 2002 34th out of 82
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines 9.1 2002 66th out of 142

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); Last updated: 01/04/03; 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); World Health Organization: World report on violence and health, 2002; European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study; Cultures of Corruption: Evidence from Diplomatic Parking Tickets Ray Fisman Edward Miguel Columbia University and NBER University of California, Berkeley and NBER 2006

Citation

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

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The ignorance of people astonishes me. Venezuela IS by far one of the most dangerous countries in the world, ever since Chavez has been president. Yes, the poverty has decreased, but violence has increased. You can't leave your house without the fear of being kiddnapped or killed. Venezuela is the way Rafael describes it and it is very sad because Venezuela is a beautiful country!

Posted on 08 Dec 2010

Stephanie

Stephanie

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What in the world are you talking about? children and women traffiked and exploited for sexual tourism? I think yiou're confusing Venezuela with Costa Rica or other central american countries where this problem really exists.

I happen to be a Venezuelan woman and by no means Venezuela is the way you describe it. There IS crime, but it is as in any big city in the world, I can dare to say that Italy (where I live) is a much more dangerous country. .

Posted on 23 Jun 2010

mercy

mercy

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