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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. 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.
  • Assault victims: People victimized by assault (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevelence.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Total crime victims: 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.
  • 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.
  • Sentence Length: Total average sentence length served
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Property crime victims: People victimized by property crime (as a % of the total population). Includes car theft, theft from car, burglary with entry and attempted burglary. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • Robbery victims: People victimized by robbery (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Judges and Magistrates: Number of Judges and Magistrates
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Perception of safety > Walking in dark: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel safe walking in the dark.
  • 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.
  • Judges and Magistrates per million: Number of Judges and Magistrates. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Foreign prisoners: Prisoners who are foreign nationals, expressed as a percentage share of total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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.
  • Bribery victims: People victimized by bribery (corruption) (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people who have been asked or expected to pay a bribe by a government official. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Embezzlements: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • Embezzlements per million: 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.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 55-64: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
STAT Finland United States HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 15
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than United States
6
Ranked 58th.
Crime levels 22.92
Ranked 81st.
55.84
Ranked 30th. 2 times more than Finland
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 3.1%
Ranked 16th.
13.7%
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Finland
Drugs > Opiates use 0.1%
Ranked 10th.
0.57%
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Finland
Murder rate 2.5 5
Police officers 157.9
Ranked 26th.
243.6
Ranked 27th. 54% more than Finland
Rape rate 15.2
Ranked 17th.
27.3
Ranked 9th. 80% more than Finland

Total crimes 520,194
Ranked 23th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than Finland
Total crimes per 1000 100.03
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than United States
41.29
Ranked 22nd.
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 32
Ranked 8th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Finland
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.64
Ranked 11th.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Finland

Violent crime > Murder rate 118
Ranked 58th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 110 times more than Finland

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 22
Ranked 53th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 91% more than Finland

Violent crime > Rapes 818
Ranked 22nd.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 104 times more than Finland

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 152.52
Ranked 16th.
274.04
Ranked 9th. 80% more than Finland

Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,944
Ranked 28th.
2,014
Ranked 1st. 4% more than Finland
Violent crime > Murders per million people 22
Ranked 53th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 91% more than Finland

Violent crime > Murders 118
Ranked 58th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 110 times more than Finland

Burglaries 467.2
Ranked 17th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 53% more than Finland

Robberies 32.3
Ranked 44th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 5 times more than Finland
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 64
Ranked 48th.
65.22
Ranked 44th. 2% more than Finland
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 28.5
Ranked 46th.
32.55
Ranked 31st. 14% more than Finland
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 73.5
Ranked 12th. 76% more than United States
41.84
Ranked 60th.
Murders > Per 100,000 people 2.8
Ranked 83th.
5.9
Ranked 63th. 2 times more than Finland
Rape victims 1.1%
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than United States
0.4%
Ranked 13th.
Prisoners 3,433 prisoners
Ranked 108th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 588 times more than Finland
Assaults 586.9
Ranked 8th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 34% more than Finland
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Auto theft 290.3
Ranked 10th.
390.2
Ranked 6th. 34% more than Finland

Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 23.5
Ranked 73th.
75.54
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Finland
Murders > WHO 2.6
Ranked 115th.
5.6
Ranked 88th. 2 times more than Finland
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 87.76
Ranked 23th. 17% more than United States
75.24
Ranked 57th.

Assault victims 2.1%
Ranked 6th. 75% more than United States
1.2%
Ranked 9th.
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 12.9%
Ranked 8th.
51.6%
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Finland
Total crime victims 19.1%
Ranked 16th.
21.1%
Ranked 15th. 10% more than Finland
Prisoners > Per capita 71 per 100,000 people
Ranked 114th.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Finland
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Genocide, high treason, espionage, war crimes, homicidal terrorist act Varies by state
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 31
Ranked 69th.
42.08
Ranked 43th. 36% more than Finland
Software piracy rate 25%
Ranked 102nd. 25% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 43
Ranked 64th.
57.93
Ranked 28th. 35% more than Finland
Drug offences 13,857 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th. 25 times more than United States
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st.
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 33
Ranked 71st.
61.82
Ranked 19th. 87% more than Finland
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 25
Ranked 85th.
42.45
Ranked 69th. 70% more than Finland
Sentence Length 2,762
Ranked 4th. 95 times more than United States
29
Ranked 30th.
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 12 years for court release, any time for presidential pardon 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 32
Ranked 66th.
44.84
Ranked 33th. 40% more than Finland
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 21.94
Ranked 81st.
45.01
Ranked 47th. 2 times more than Finland
Frauds 15,605
Ranked 20th.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 24 times more than Finland
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 32
Ranked 7th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Finland
Serious assaults 39.1
Ranked 14th.
281.6
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Finland
Prisoners per 1000 0.66 prisoners
Ranked 117th.
7.02 prisoners
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than Finland
Murders committed by youths 19
Ranked 58th.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 433 times more than Finland
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Murder Varies by state
Judges 13.1%
Ranked 17th. 21% more than United States
10.8%
Ranked 3rd.

Property crime victims 4.4%
Ranked 18th.
10%
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than Finland
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 25
Ranked 85th.
48.52
Ranked 39th. 94% more than Finland
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 63.12%
Ranked 14th. 35% more than United States
46.8%
Ranked 12th.

Robbery victims 0.6%
Ranked 17th. The same as United States
0.6%
Ranked 16th.
Prisoners > Female 5.6%
Ranked 36th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 52% more than Finland
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 22.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 66% more than United States
13.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th.
Judges and Magistrates 682
Ranked 32nd.
29,023
Ranked 3rd. 43 times more than Finland
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 under 18 : max. 15 years' imprisonment under 21 : minimum 10 years for parole request Yes ( de jure )
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Car thefts 23,115
Ranked 25th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 54 times more than Finland
Car thefts per 1000 4.44
Ranked 10th. 3% more than United States
4.33
Ranked 11th.
Perception of safety > Walking in dark 81%
Ranked 5th.
82%
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than Finland
Murders committed by youths per million 3.68
Ranked 50th.
29.48
Ranked 16th. 8 times more than Finland
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 28.57
Ranked 81st.
59.02
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than Finland
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence Yes Yes
Adults prosecuted 173,332
Ranked 12th.
14.2 million
Ranked 1st. 82 times more than Finland
Prosecutors 6.9%
Ranked 24th.
8.8%
Ranked 1st. 28% more than Finland

Judges and Magistrates per million 131.14
Ranked 22nd. 30% more than United States
100.91
Ranked 31st.
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 21
Ranked 81st.
42.04
Ranked 45th. Twice as much as Finland
Believe in police efficiency 70%
Ranked 9th.
89%
Ranked 1st. 27% more than Finland
Prison staff 52.5%
Ranked 26th.
138.3%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Finland

Jails 37
Ranked 43th.
1,558
Ranked 6th. 42 times more than Finland
Adults prosecuted per 1000 33.33
Ranked 3rd.
49.38
Ranked 2nd. 48% more than Finland
Perception of safety > Burglary 84%
Ranked 1st. 8% more than United States
78%
Ranked 4th.
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 7.9%
Ranked 39th. 16 times more than United States
0.5%
Ranked 77th.
Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 33 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th.
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 107.1%
Ranked 82nd.
0.0
Ranked 126th.
Bribery victims 0.2%
Ranked 14th. The same as United States
0.2%
Ranked 12th.
Frauds per 1000 3
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than United States
1.29
Ranked 24th.
Embezzlements 3,243
Ranked 19th.
17,300
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than Finland
Jails per million 7.11
Ranked 18th. 31% more than United States
5.42
Ranked 24th.
Embezzlements per million 623.58
Ranked 4th. 10 times more than United States
60.15
Ranked 39th.
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 23.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th. 6% more than United States
22 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th.
Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 44 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th.
Reporting to police 41%
Ranked 15th.
52%
Ranked 7th. 27% more than Finland
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 12.7%
Ranked 125th.
20%
Ranked 106th. 57% more than Finland
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 43.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
14.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 28.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th. 84% more than United States
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 43.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
13.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th.

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