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Crime Stats: compare key data on Canada & Germany

Definitions

  • Age of criminal responsibility: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.  The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.
  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Rape rate: Number of rape incidents per 100,000 citizens in different countries. Figures do not take into account rape incidents that go unreported to the police.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year.
  • Violent crime > Rapes per million people: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Total crimes per 1000: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Murders with firearms per million: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Rapes > Per capita: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Violent hate crime: Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night: Safety walking alone during night. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the night?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Kidnappings: Number of kidnappings recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Murders > Per 100,000 people: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Murders with firearms: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery: Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Murders > WHO: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day: Safety walking alone during daylight. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the daylight?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Serious assault rate: Number of major assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked: Worries attacked. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being physically attacked by strangers?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Software piracy rate: The piracy rate is the total number of units of pirated software deployed in 2007 divided by the total units of software installed.
  • Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft: Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) property crimes such as vandalism and theft?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Perceived problems > Illegal drugs: Problem people using or dealing drugs. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) people using or dealing drugs?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery: Problem corruption and bribery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) corruption and bribery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole: Minimum to serve before eligibility for requesting parole.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted: Worries being insulted. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being insulted or pestered by anybody, while in the street or any other public place?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed: Worries being mugged or robbed. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being mugged and robbed?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Frauds: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007: Number of guns owned per 100 residents in various countries. Following data relates to the year 2007.
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter: Worries home broken and things stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How worried are you about....having your home broken into and something stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Death penalty > Abolition date: Amnesty International
  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 15-24: Suicide rates per 100,000 people by given age group, late 1990s.
  • Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21: Under age of 18 (or 21).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Acquitted: Total acquitted in criminal courts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users: Percentage of injecting drug users who are HIV positive.
  • Punishment > Has life imprisonment: Life imprisonment.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Car thefts: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Car thefts per 1000: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Murders committed by youths per million: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen: Worries things from car stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......having things stolen from your car?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Punishment > Has indefinite sentence: Indefinite sentence (excl. preventive or psychiatric detainment).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Adults prosecuted: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prosecutors: Number of prosecutors per 100,000 population.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen: Worries car stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......having your car stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Acquitted per 1000: Total acquitted in criminal courts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Believe in police efficiency: Proportion of people in international Crime Victims Survey 2000 who say police do a good job in controlling crime in their area.
  • Prison staff: Number of correction staff in adult prisons per 100,000 population.
  • Jails: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Murders committed by youths per capita: Homicide rate per 100,000 population aged 10–29 years
  • Manslaughters: Total recorded non-intentional homicides. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Adults prosecuted per 1000: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Perception of safety > Burglary: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel only a small risk of burglary.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 25-34: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled: The percentage of the offical prison capacity filled. This is obtained by comparing the number of prisoners in a nation to the offical capacity of the nation's prison system. Data for 2003.
  • Frauds per 1000: Total recorded frauds. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses: Number of organised crime gang participation offences recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses per million: Number of organised crime gang participation offences recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Counterfeiting: Number of conterfeiting offences as recorded by police in that country.
  • Jails per million: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Suicide rates > Ages above 75: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 35-44: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Reporting to police: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 who feel they can report crimes to police - perception.
  • Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 45-54: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 65-74: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Unpaid diplomatic parking fines: Average Unpaid Annual New York City Parking Violations per Diplomat, 11/1997 to 11/2002.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 55-64: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Manslaughters per million: Total recorded non-intentional homicides. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Females prosecuted: Total number of female prisoners. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Females prosecuted per 1000: Total number of female prisoners. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million: Average Unpaid Annual New York City Parking Violations per Diplomat, 11/1997 to 11/2002. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Counterfeiting per million: Number of conterfeiting offences as recorded by police in that country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted: Number of people prosecuted for smuggling migrants by country.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted per million: Number of people prosecuted for smuggling migrants by country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT Canada Germany HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 12
Ranked 35th.
14
Ranked 20th. 17% more than Canada
Assault rate 737.5
Ranked 10th. 19% more than Germany
619.9
Ranked 12th.
Crime levels 39.03
Ranked 53th. 66% more than Germany
23.57
Ranked 77th.
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 12.6%
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Germany
4.8%
Ranked 4th.
Drugs > Opiates use 0.4%
Ranked 9th. 33% more than Germany
0.3%
Ranked 6th.
Murder rate 2.05 0.86
Police officers 191.4
Ranked 25th.
303.8
Ranked 15th. 59% more than Canada

Rape rate 1.7
Ranked 47th.
9.4
Ranked 24th. 6 times more than Canada

Total crimes 2.52 million
Ranked 8th.
6.51 million
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Canada
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 30.8
Ranked 13th. 2% more than Germany
30.3
Ranked 15th.
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.56
Ranked 12th. 93% more than Germany
0.81
Ranked 43th.

Violent crime > Murder rate 554
Ranked 31st.
690
Ranked 29th. 25% more than Canada

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 16.23
Ranked 62nd. 92% more than Germany
8.44
Ranked 79th.

Violent crime > Rapes 576
Ranked 28th.
7,724
Ranked 5th. 13 times more than Canada

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 16.88
Ranked 47th.
94.45
Ranked 24th. 6 times more than Canada

Total crimes per 1000 80.25
Ranked 10th. 2% more than Germany
78.89
Ranked 11th.
Murders with firearms per million 4.59
Ranked 28th. 41% more than Germany
3.26
Ranked 33th.
Violent crime > Murders per million people 16.23
Ranked 62nd. 92% more than Germany
8.44
Ranked 79th.

Violent crime > Murders 554
Ranked 31st.
690
Ranked 29th. 25% more than Canada

Burglaries 680.9
Ranked 10th. 8% more than Germany
631.6
Ranked 12th.
Rapes > Per capita 0.016 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th.
0.089 per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Canada

Robberies 94.2
Ranked 16th. 44% more than Germany
65.2
Ranked 30th.

Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 56.01
Ranked 70th. 7% more than Germany
52.2
Ranked 77th.
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 21.24
Ranked 67th.
25.93
Ranked 53th. 22% more than Canada
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 59.14
Ranked 32nd.
75.16
Ranked 9th. 27% more than Canada
Kidnappings 13.82
Ranked 2nd. 81 times more than Germany
0.17
Ranked 8th.
Murders > Per 100,000 people 2
Ranked 98th. Twice as much as Germany
1
Ranked 119th.
Murders with firearms 144
Ranked 14th.
269
Ranked 11th. 87% more than Canada
Prisoners 35,519 prisoners
Ranked 39th.
74,904 prisoners
Ranked 16th. 2 times more than Canada
Assaults 737.5
Ranked 6th. 19% more than Germany
619.9
Ranked 7th.
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Auto theft 268.3
Ranked 14th. 5 times more than Germany
51.4
Ranked 35th.

Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 34.04
Ranked 57th. 64% more than Germany
20.81
Ranked 82nd.
Murders > WHO 1.5
Ranked 141st. 2 times more than Germany
0.7
Ranked 174th.
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 84.64
Ranked 29th.
92.19
Ranked 9th. 9% more than Canada

Serious assault rate 173.8
Ranked 6th.
183.1
Ranked 5th. 5% more than Canada
United States extradition treaties > Entered into force March 22, 1976<br>March 22, 1976<br>November 26, 1991<br>April 30, 2003 August 29, 1980<br>March 11, 1993
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 44.5%
Ranked 1st. 82% more than Germany
24.5%
Ranked 1st.
Prisoners > Per capita 116 per 100,000 people
Ranked 75th. 21% more than Germany
96 per 100,000 people
Ranked 93th.
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Various crimes including armed robbery, extortion, and most offenses resulting in death See details
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 31.37
Ranked 66th. 10% more than Germany
28.44
Ranked 70th.
Software piracy rate 33%
Ranked 90th. 22% more than Germany
27%
Ranked 95th.
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 46.34
Ranked 58th. 31% more than Germany
35.47
Ranked 80th.
Drug offences 92,590 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd.
250,969 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Canada
United States extradition treaties > Citation 27 UST 983; TIAS 8237.<br>1853 UNTS 407<br>TIAS. 32 UST 1485; TIAS 9785; 1220 UNTS 269.<br>TIAS ; 1909 UNTS 441.
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 53.53
Ranked 30th. 48% more than Germany
36.25
Ranked 66th.
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 32.31
Ranked 77th. 37% more than Germany
23.53
Ranked 88th.
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 7 years minimum to infinite 15 years
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 33.84
Ranked 57th.
35.16
Ranked 54th. 4% more than Canada
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 29.85
Ranked 68th. 31% more than Germany
22.8
Ranked 79th.
Illicit drugs illicit producer of cannabis for the domestic drug market and export to US; use of hydroponics technology permits growers to plant large quantities of high-quality marijuana indoors; increasing ecstasy production, some of which is destined for the US; vulnerable to narcotics money laundering because of its mature financial services sector source of precursor chemicals for South American cocaine processors; transshipment point for and consumer of Southwest Asian heroin, Latin American cocaine, and European-produced synthetic drugs; major financial center
Frauds 91,235
Ranked 7th.
926,903
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Canada
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 30.8
Ranked 12th. 2% more than Germany
30.3
Ranked 14th.
Serious assaults 173.8
Ranked 2nd.
183.1
Ranked 1st. 5% more than Canada
Prisoners per 1000 1.13 prisoners
Ranked 82nd. 25% more than Germany
0.908 prisoners
Ranked 96th.
Murders committed by youths 143
Ranked 28th.
156
Ranked 25th. 9% more than Canada
Background Canada has the 6th highest number of <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri-crime-total-crimes">total crimes</a>&nbsp;in the world, with more than 2.5 million crimes reported in 2002, while the 7th highest share of the population - 23.8% - claiming to have been <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri_vic-crime-total-victims">victims of crime</a>. However, despite these faces, Canadian has a positive overall <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_per_of_saf_wal_in_dar-crime-perception-safety-walking-dark">perception of safety</a>&nbsp;in the country, with 82% saying it was safe to walk at night, while 87% expressed satisfaction with <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_bel_in_pol_eff-crime-believe-in-police-efficiency">police efficiency</a>, the 2nd highest rate globally. With 6.5 million crimes reported, Germany had the 3rd highest number of <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri-crime-total-crimes">total crimes</a>&nbsp;in 2002, behind the US (11.8 million) and the UK (6.52 million). Strangely, it not only had the highest number of <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_dru_off-crime-drug-offences">drug related crimes</a>, but figures show that the frequency of incidences is 2.5 times that of the population - with 250,000 drug crimes per 100,000 of the population. Violent crime remains relatively low, however, with the rate of <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_gun_vio_hom_ove_hom_rat_per_100_pop-rate-per-100-000-pop">homicides per capita involving firearms</a>&nbsp;just 1.6 per 100,000 of the population.
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence High treason, murder, war crimes, and crimes against humanity Aggravated murder, genocide resulting in death, crimes against humanity resulting in death, war crimes against persons resulting in death
Judges 6.5%
Ranked 1st.
17.8%
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than Canada

Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 34.74
Ranked 67th. 33% more than Germany
26.09
Ranked 82nd.
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,998
Ranked 4th. 1% more than Germany
1,987
Ranked 3rd.
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 79.6%
Ranked 3rd. 58% more than Germany
50.45%
Ranked 19th.
Prisoners > Female 5%
Ranked 47th. The same as Germany
5%
Ranked 45th.
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 15 per 100,000 people
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Germany
4.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th.
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 Yes, but only when tried as adult, with lower parole eligibility date. 10 years
Acquitted 15,303
Ranked 14th.
20,717
Ranked 10th. 35% more than Canada
Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users 10.9%
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Germany
3.86%
Ranked 43th.
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Car thefts 161,506
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than Germany
70,617
Ranked 10th.
Car thefts per 1000 5.15
Ranked 7th. 6 times more than Germany
0.856
Ranked 36th.
Murders committed by youths per million 4.69
Ranked 42nd. 2 times more than Germany
1.9
Ranked 63th.
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 45.76
Ranked 58th. 64% more than Germany
27.87
Ranked 83th.
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence Yes No
Adults prosecuted 466,866
Ranked 9th.
513,482
Ranked 8th. 10% more than Canada
Prosecutors 11.6%
Ranked 6th. 90% more than Germany
6.1%
Ranked 25th.

Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 31.47
Ranked 65th. 48% more than Germany
21.31
Ranked 80th.
Acquitted per 1000 0.488
Ranked 20th. 94% more than Germany
0.251
Ranked 29th.
Believe in police efficiency 87%
Ranked 2nd. 30% more than Germany
67%
Ranked 12th.
Prison staff 92.5%
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Germany
43.8%
Ranked 34th.

Jails 198
Ranked 15th.
209
Ranked 13th. 6% more than Canada
Murders committed by youths per capita 1.7
Ranked 40th. 2 times more than Germany
0.8
Ranked 55th.
Manslaughters 59
Ranked 31st.
825
Ranked 12th. 14 times more than Canada
Adults prosecuted per 1000 14.89
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than Germany
6.22
Ranked 28th.
Perception of safety > Burglary 66%
Ranked 7th. 47% more than Germany
45%
Ranked 14th.
Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 18 per 100,000 people
Ranked 8th. 91% more than Germany
9.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th.
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 94.3%
Ranked 99th.
100.5%
Ranked 91st. 7% more than Canada
Frauds per 1000 2.91
Ranked 7th.
11.24
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Canada
Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses 4
Ranked 42nd.
840
Ranked 5th. 210 times more than Canada

Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses per million 0.123
Ranked 48th.
10.2
Ranked 11th. 83 times more than Canada

Counterfeiting 165,014
Ranked 1st. 21 times more than Germany
7,873
Ranked 1st.

Jails per million 6.31
Ranked 20th. 2 times more than Germany
2.53
Ranked 60th.
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 12.2 per 100,000 people
Ranked 15th.
45.9 per 100,000 people
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Canada
Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 19.2 per 100,000 people
Ranked 8th. 22% more than Germany
15.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
Reporting to police 48%
Ranked 11th. The same as Germany
48%
Ranked 12th.
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 21.1%
Ranked 104th.
21.2%
Ranked 102nd. About the same as Canada
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 18.5 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th.
28.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 56% more than Canada
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 12.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 14th.
34.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Canada
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines 0.0
Ranked 142nd.
1
Ranked 114th.
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 15.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
32.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Canada
Manslaughters per million 1.88
Ranked 56th.
10
Ranked 25th. 5 times more than Canada
Females prosecuted 90,044
Ranked 4th.
122,220
Ranked 3rd. 36% more than Canada
United States extradition treaties > Date signed December 3, 1971<br>Jun. 28, July 9, 1974<br>January 11, 1988<br>January 12, 2001 June 20, 1978<br>October 21, 1986
Females prosecuted per 1000 2.87
Ranked 5th. 94% more than Germany
1.48
Ranked 10th.
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million 0.0
Ranked 140th.
0.0121
Ranked 116th.
Judges of the International Criminal Court > Term End 2009 2015
Judges of the International Criminal Court > Elected 2003 2003, 2006
Counterfeiting per million 5,106.9
Ranked 1st. 53 times more than Germany
95.57
Ranked 6th.

Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted 4
Ranked 33th.
840
Ranked 4th. 210 times more than Canada

Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted per million 0.123
Ranked 40th.
10.2
Ranked 9th. 83 times more than Canada

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