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Crime > Car thefts: Countries Compared

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Another thing to consider is the difference between number of crimes and the crime rate.

The number of car thefts in the United States is more than three times as many as in the second-place country, the United Kingdom. But the U.S. population was estimated to be 290,342,554 people in July 2003, behind only China and India. The U.K.’s population was 60,094,648, or about 20 percent that of the U.S.

In car thefts per capita, the U.S. is ninth, with a rate of 3.95 per 1000. This is considerably lower than the U.K.’s rate of 5.63 per 1000.

As for why the number of car thefts in the U.S. is higher than in more populous India and China, it probably is because the number of motor vehicles per 1000 people in the U.S. is about 64 times as many as India and 76.5 times as many as China.

DEFINITION: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United States 1.25 million 2002
2 United Kingdom 348,169 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 346,166.29 2002
3 France 301,539 2002
4 Italy 232,564 2002
5 Canada 161,506 2002
6 Mexico 141,007 2002
7 Australia 139,094 2002
8 Spain 134,584 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 111,148.86 2002
9 South Africa 93,133 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 73,728.82 2002
10 Germany 70,617 2002
11 Switzerland 65,571 2002
12 Japan 62,673 2002
13 Sweden 61,350 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 58,140.54 2002
14 Malaysia 55,879 2002
15 Poland 53,674 2002
European Union average (profile) 52,510.78 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 51,198.35 2002
16 Netherlands 35,384 2002
17 Colombia 33,135 2002
18 Portugal 30,560 2002
19 Denmark 29,101 2002
20 Indonesia 29,061 2002
21 Czech Republic 26,143 2002
22 Russia 26,106 2002
23 Norway 23,339 2002
24 New Zealand 23,324 2002
25 Finland 23,115 2002
26 Saudi Arabia 18,717 2002
27 Turkey 14,954 2002
28 Ireland 14,851 2002
29 Bulgaria 11,281 2002
30 Greece 8,486 2002
31 Hungary 8,354 2002
32 Chile 5,930 2002
33 Lithuania 5,716 2002
34 Austria 5,489 2002
35 Slovakia 4,795 2002
36 Uruguay 4,517 2002
37 Costa Rica 4,385 2002
38 Bolivia 4,021 2002
39 Thailand 3,276 2002
40 Ukraine 3,164 2002
41 El Salvador 3,069 2002
42 Latvia 2,845 2002
43 Hong Kong 2,804 2002
44 Croatia 2,404 2002
45 Estonia 2,322 2002
46 Belarus 1,942 2002
47 Peru 1,899 2002
48 Tunisia 1,690 2002
49 Morocco 1,523 2002
50 Zimbabwe 1,342 2002
51 Romania 1,227 2002
52 Cyprus 1,009 2002
53 Slovenia 930 2002
54 Yemen 821 2002
55 Zambia 792 2002
56 Papua New Guinea 763 2002
57 Malta 707 2002
58 Moldova 612 2002
59 Luxembourg 575 2002
60 Panama 566 2002
61 Oman 423 2002
62 Iceland 387 2002
63 Maldives 371 2002
64 Republic of Macedonia 303 2002
65 Jamaica 258 2002
66 Georgia 244 2002
67 Albania 198 2002
68 Kyrgyzstan 163 2002
69 Azerbaijan 81 2002
70 Dominica 72 2002
71 Namibia 60 2002
72 Burma 27 2002
73 Qatar 25 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Car thefts. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Car-thefts

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Another thing to consider is the difference between number of crimes and the crime rate.

The number of car thefts in the United States is more than three times as many as in the second-place country, the United Kingdom. But the U.S. population was estimated to be 290,342,554 people in July 2003, behind only China and India. The U.K.’s population was 60,094,648, or about 20 percent that of the U.S.

In car thefts per capita, the U.S. is ninth, with a rate of 3.95 per 1000. This is considerably lower than the U.K.’s rate of 5.63 per 1000.

As for why the number of car thefts in the U.S. is higher than in more populous India and China, it probably is because the number of motor vehicles per 1000 people in the U.S. is about 64 times as many as India and 76.5 times as many as China.

Posted on 08 Mar 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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