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Zambia

Zambia Crime Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assault rate 211.4 2011 31st out of 93
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 9.5% 2004 1st out of 12
Drugs > Opiates use 0.4% 2003 4th out of 14
Illicit drugs transshipment point for moderate amounts of methaqualone, small amounts of heroin, and cocaine bound for southern Africa and possibly Europe; a poorly developed financial infrastructure coupled with a government commitment to combating money laundering make it an unattractive venue for money launderers; major consumer of cannabis 2011
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,997 2014 20th out of 44
Police officers 111.3 1998 12th out of 13
Prisoners 13,173 prisoners 2002 61st out of 168
Software piracy rate 82% 2007 17th out of 106
Total crimes 59,426 2002 53th out of 82
Total crimes per 1000 5.59 2002 66th out of 81
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 8.9 2014 65th out of 170
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 10.85 1999 15th out of 50
Violent crime > Murder rate 4,710 2008 24th out of 184
Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 378.12 2008 9th out of 177
Violent crime > Murders 4,710 2008 24th out of 185

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/WDR2011/World_Drug_Report_2011_ebook.pdf, World Drug Report 2011, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2011, p. 217.; 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); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; 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); Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study; 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.; Annexe I of the Small Arms Survey 2007 ; 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.

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Zambia Crime Profiles (Subcategories)

Prisoners 4 Violent crime 6
Prosecutions 6

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