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- You're 66 times more likely to be prosecuted in the USA than in France
- If you're in Montserrat, watch your back! Nearly 1% of the population are police officers.
- Per capita, South Africa has the most assaults, rapes, and murders with firearms.
- Two-thirds of the world's executions occur in China.
- America puts many more of its citizens in prison than any other nation.
- Two-thirds of the world's kidnappings occur in Colombia.
- Venezuela is one of the happiest and most murderous places in the world.
- Russia has almost twice as many judges and magistrates as the United States. Meanwhile, the United States has 8 times as much crime.
- In the Maldives, there are more than 2 jails for every 1000 people.
- One in every three Australians is a victim of crime.
- Saudi diplomats have 367 unpaid parking fines in Britain.
- In pure number terms, more crimes are committed in America than in any other nation. The same goes for burglaries, car thefts, rapes and assaults.
- The United States puts 0.7 % of its population in Prison - a vastly higher percentage than any other nation.
- India’s criminal courts acquitted over a million defendants in 1999, more than the next 48 surveyed countries combined.
- Women make up more than 10% of the prison population in only six countries: Thailand, , Qatar, Paraguay, Costa Rica, and Singapore.
- People trust Swedes! Swedish companies are the world’s least-likely to be perceived as paying bribes.
- 84% of people in Finland feel that they are at a low risk of experiencing a burglary - but just look at how many burglaries they have!
- ‘Dollar’ is the most common currency name, followed by ‘franc,’ ‘pound,’ ‘dinar,’ ‘peso,’ and ‘rupee.’
- Most people live in poverty in most African countries.
- The top nations for per capita imports and exports tend to be very small.
- The eight most developed countries all speak Germanic languages.
- 72% of people in Mali earn less than $1 per day.
- 41% world's poor people live in India.
- The ten most generous countries are all in Europe.
- Americans are 15% more innovative than the Japanese. But in percentage terms, the Japanese grant 3.5 times more patents.
- United we stand? The United Kingdom and United States are both in the top ten for Gross Domestic Product - and for child poverty.
- Three of the top ten countries for GDP per capita are island nations: Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and Iceland.
- France is the top destination in the world for tourists, accounting for 11 percent of all tourist arrivals worldwide.
- The top ten tourist destinations France, Spain, USA, Italy, China, UK, Austria, Mexico, Germany and Canada account for 49.6 percent of all tourist arrivals worldwide.
- The number of tourists in San Marino is almost 19 times the resident population.
- Andorra has no unemployment, which is just as well because they have no broadcast TV channels either. What would everyone watch?
- China has the most workers, so it's a good thing they've also got the most TV's.
- Indians go out to the movies 3 billion times a year - much more than any other nation.
- The USA has more personal computers than the next 7 countries combined.
- Americans and Icelanders go to the cinema 5 times a year, on average. The average Japanese person goes only once.
- The United States has the most money, airports, radios and Internet Service Providers.
- Malaysia has the lowest rate of cinema attendance in the world.
- A three-minute local phone call in Ecuador costs 60 U.S. cents, 60 times as much as in Ukraine, Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, or Uzbekistan.
- Taiwan and Luxembourg are the only countries in the world where the mobile phones outnumber the people!
- Andorrans live the longest, four years longer than in neighbouring France and Spain.
- China's labor force stands at 706 million people, almost three times that of Europe and twice that of North and South America combined
- Luxembourgers are the world's richest people - and also the most generous.
- If you like kids, then Uganda might be the place for you. Half the population is under 15!
- Senior gentlemen might consider a trip to Russia, where there are two women over 65 for every man.
- Single guys should check out The Virgin Islands, where the women outnumber the men.
- South America is unusual in that it is both highly urbanized and poor.
- Many Americans live alone - the United States leads the world in one person households.
- Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country.
- Looking for geniuses? Head straight to Iceland. There are more than 3 Nobel Prize Winners for every million Icelanders.
- Sri Lanka has lowest divorce rate in the world - and the highest rate of female suicide.
- Australians have a huge 380,000 sq m of land per person - and yet 91% live in urban areas.
- Nearly a quarter of people in Monaco are over 65.
- The United States has the world's highest marriage rate - as well as the world's highest divorce rate.
- If you're Dutch or Swedish, you're among the world's most likely to end up living in a retirement home. If you're Japanese, you'll probably end up living with your children.
- Of all the nations of the world, China has the most people. But there are 71 nations that are more crowded.
- Most households in Europe and North America contain fewer than three people.
- Like living in cities? Guadeloupe, Nauru, Monaco, Singapore, Gibraltar and Bermuda are only nations that are 100% urbanised.
- There are 11 countries where the average woman has more than six children. Ten of them are in Africa.
- Mali and Niger have 7 children born per woman, yet their populations grow at less than 3% per year.
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