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Crime > Total crime victims: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: People victimized by crime (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people victimized by one or more of 11 crimes recorded in the survey: robbery, burglary, attempted burglary, car theft, car vandalism, bicycle theft, sexual assault, theft from car, theft of personal property, assault and threats. 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 Australia 30.1% 2002
2 New Zealand 29.4% 2002
3 United Kingdom 26.4% 2002
4 Netherlands 25.2% 2002
5 Sweden 24.7% 2002
6 Italy 24.6% 2002
7 Canada 23.8% 2002
8 Saint Kitts and Nevis 23.2% 2002
9 Malta 23.1% 2002
10 Denmark 23% 2002
11 Poland 22.7% 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 22.08% 2002
=12 Belgium 21.4% 2002
=12 France 21.4% 2002
14 Slovenia 21.2% 2002
15 United States 21.1% 2002
16 Finland 19.1% 2002
17 Austria 18.8% 2002
18 Switzerland 18.2% 2002
19 Portugal 15.5% 2002
20 Japan 15.2% 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Total crime victims. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Total-crime-victims

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"I would say this could be the list of the countries with the most and best organised and active police and crimeregistration in the world."

Yes, probably in Asia and Africa or Muslims countries even Latin America, Chile Brazil, Mexico... the information is censored to keep the face in these statistics

Posted on 03 Oct 2012

Gabriel

Gabriel

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Those crime rates must be a reflection of the quaility of reporting and transparency of governments and institutions of developed countries versus 3rd world countries such as South Africa and India, where other websites show the crime rates and types of crime are out of control.

Posted on 10 Oct 2010

JA

JA

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Read the definition above:

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Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
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Posted on 09 Mar 2010

Marcus

Marcus

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"Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence."

Indeed. It's no coincidence that most of these are countries with relatively trust-worthy police forces.

Posted on 01 Feb 2010

Bloink

Bloink

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I couldn't find the paper they reference on http://www.unicri.it/wwd/analysis/icvs/publications.php


anybody find the source for this info?

Posted on 24 Nov 2009

James

James

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Somethings is wrong here South Africa not on this list? All i have ever heard is that SA has the highest crime rate in the world. I dont think this list is correct! When was the last time it was updated???

Posted on 03 Nov 2009

Deidre

Deidre

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Oy - surely South Africa should be on this list? We do crime as well as we do rugby... these stats look really dodgy to me as Oz is winning and New Zealand, Sweden and Denmark feature and we don't!

Posted on 03 Sep 2009

Mark

Mark

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One must drop there preconceptions when dealing with Facts. Beginning with the Myth that America has the most crime in the world. France does have a higher crime rate than post people think. Due to slew of immigration from 3rd world countries and an unarmed population. Facts are facts. There are slums and ghettoes in France and areas that law-enforcement have deemed no-go-zones. This is reality live with it.

Posted on 10 Jun 2009

Shinto

Shinto

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