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Crime Stats: compare key data on France & Italy

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.
  • 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.
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million 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."
  • 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.
  • Serious assault rate: Number of major assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • 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.

  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • 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.

  • Convictions: Number of people convicted of a crime.
  • 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.

  • Drug related crime: Number of drug related crimes recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Murders per million: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Convictions per 1000: Number of people convicted of a crime. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Death penalty > Last executed: Amnesty International
  • 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.
  • Murders committed by youths per capita: Homicide rate per 100,000 population aged 10–29 years
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Convictions > Juveniles: Number of juveniles who were convicted of a crime in the given 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.
  • Convictions > Female: Proportion of all adult convictions that were of women.
  • Convictions > Female per million: Proportion of all adult convictions that were of women. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Convictions > Juveniles per million: Number of juveniles who were convicted of a crime in the given year. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT France Italy HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 13
Ranked 29th.
14
Ranked 23th. 8% more than France
Assault rate 180.1
Ranked 34th. 46% more than Italy
123.7
Ranked 39th.
Crime levels 49.47
Ranked 38th. 2% more than Italy
48.51
Ranked 39th.
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 8.6%
Ranked 4th.
14.6%
Ranked 3rd. 70% more than France
Drugs > Opiates use 0.4%
Ranked 2nd.
0.8%
Ranked 2nd. Twice as much as France
Murder rate 1.31 1.1
Police officers 210.2
Ranked 8th.
549.9
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than France

Rape rate 16.2
Ranked 21st. 2 times more than Italy
7.6
Ranked 40th.

Total crimes 3.77 million
Ranked 4th. 69% more than Italy
2.23 million
Ranked 9th.
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 31.2
Ranked 12th. 3 times more than Italy
11.9
Ranked 54th.
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.63
Ranked 34th. 87% more than Italy
0.87
Ranked 55th.

Violent crime > Murder rate 682
Ranked 37th. 29% more than Italy
529
Ranked 33th.

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 10.54
Ranked 98th. 21% more than Italy
8.75
Ranked 77th.

Violent crime > Rapes 10,108
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than Italy
4,513
Ranked 12th.

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 156.22
Ranked 21st. 2 times more than Italy
76.57
Ranked 38th.

Total crimes per 1000 61.03
Ranked 14th. 56% more than Italy
39.04
Ranked 25th.
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,977
Ranked 15th. 2% more than Italy
1,947
Ranked 26th.
Violent crime > Murders per million people 10.54
Ranked 98th. 21% more than Italy
8.75
Ranked 77th.

Violent crime > Murders 682
Ranked 37th. 29% more than Italy
529
Ranked 33th.

Burglaries 622.4
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Italy
190.2
Ranked 28th.
Murders > Per capita 8.09 per 1 million people
Ranked 27th.
12.26 per 1 million people
Ranked 21st. 51% more than France
Robberies 10.8
Ranked 14th.
121.7
Ranked 12th. 11 times more than France

Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 67.93
Ranked 37th.
70.63
Ranked 32nd. 4% more than France
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 37.77
Ranked 19th. 36% more than Italy
27.78
Ranked 48th.
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 44.89
Ranked 56th.
47.97
Ranked 52nd. 7% more than France
Kidnappings 3.53
Ranked 11th. 8 times more than Italy
0.47
Ranked 29th.
Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.6
Ranked 105th. 33% more than Italy
1.2
Ranked 113th.
Rape victims 0.7%
Ranked 10th. 17% more than Italy
0.6%
Ranked 11th.
Prisoners 56,957 prisoners
Ranked 25th. 2% more than Italy
55,670 prisoners
Ranked 27th.
Assaults 180.1
Ranked 4th. 46% more than Italy
123.7
Ranked 27th.
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Auto theft 323.4
Ranked 4th.
475
Ranked 4th. 47% more than France

Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 41.4
Ranked 39th. 7% more than Italy
38.69
Ranked 45th.
Murders > WHO 0.8
Ranked 173th.
1
Ranked 163th. 25% more than France
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 75.79
Ranked 56th.
78.98
Ranked 49th. 4% more than France

Serious assault rate 0.3
Ranked 67th.
100.3
Ranked 14th. 334 times more than France
United States extradition treaties > Entered into force February 1, 2002 September 24, 1984
Assault victims 1.4%
Ranked 7th. 7 times more than Italy
0.2%
Ranked 19th.
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 30.6%
Ranked 3rd. 4% more than Italy
29.3%
Ranked 6th.
Total crime victims 21.4%
Ranked 13th.
24.6%
Ranked 6th. 15% more than France
Prisoners > Per capita 95 per 100,000 people
Ranked 95th.
100 per 100,000 people
Ranked 92nd. 5% more than France
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Aggravated murder, aggravated torture, aggravated treason, drug kinping, crimes against humanity, war crimes Aggravated sexual assault, aggravated robbery, firearm trafficking
Murders 494%
Ranked 6th.
718%
Ranked 5th. 45% more than France
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 48.14
Ranked 30th. 16% more than Italy
41.44
Ranked 45th.
Software piracy rate 42%
Ranked 82nd.
49%
Ranked 72nd. 17% more than France
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 54.52
Ranked 35th.
56.54
Ranked 31st. 4% more than France
Drug offences 176.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 51st.
37,965 per 100,000 people
Ranked 8th. 216 times more than France
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 51.63
Ranked 36th. 4% more than Italy
49.77
Ranked 40th.
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 27.63
Ranked 80th.
67.04
Ranked 51st. 2 times more than France
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 18\u201322 years (30 years or never for very rare cases) 21 years, 26 years, or never
Convictions 540,980
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Italy
195,394
Ranked 7th.
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 56.65
Ranked 15th. 35% more than Italy
42.05
Ranked 40th.
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 49.46
Ranked 36th. 3% more than Italy
47.82
Ranked 38th.
Illicit drugs transshipment point for and consumer of South American cocaine, Southwest Asian heroin, and European synthetics important gateway for and consumer of Latin American cocaine and Southwest Asian heroin entering the European market; money laundering by organized crime and from smuggling
Frauds 142,583
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Italy
54,328
Ranked 11th.
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 31.2
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Italy
11.9
Ranked 23th.
Serious assaults 0.3
Ranked 6th.
100.3
Ranked 8th. 334 times more than France
Prisoners per 1000 0.922 prisoners
Ranked 95th.
0.974 prisoners
Ranked 92nd. 6% more than France
Murders committed by youths 91
Ranked 36th.
210
Ranked 20th. 2 times more than France
Background Surveys in France have revealed that 21.4% of French nationals claim to have been a <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri_vic-crime-total-victims">victim of crime</a>, and with a <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/peo_pop-people-population">population</a>&nbsp;of over 65 million, that means almost 14 million people. In 2002, there were 3.7 million <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri-crime-total-crimes">total crimes</a>&nbsp;reported in the country, the 4th highest in the world, behind the US (11.8 million), the UK (6.52 million) and Germany (6.51 million). However violent crime remains low, with only 91 <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_com_by_you-crime-murders-committed-by-youths">murders committed by youths</a>&nbsp;in 2002, a minute figure when compared to nations of smaller populations, like Colombia (12,834) and Venezuela (2,090). Crime figures show that Italy has the 4th highest <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri-crime-total-crimes">total crimes</a>&nbsp;tally amongst EU states in 2002, with their total of 2.2 million crimes coming behind the UK (6.52 million), Germany (6.51 million) and France (3.8 million). Globally, it has one of the highest percentages of <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri_vic-crime-total-victims">crime victims</a>, with 24.5% of its population claiming to be victims. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Italians have one of the lowest rates of faith in their police force, with just 54% stating they believe in <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_bel_in_pol_eff-crime-believe-in-police-efficiency">police efficiency</a>&nbsp;and 65% claiming its not safe to <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_per_of_saf_wal_in_dar-crime-perception-safety-walking-dark">walk alone at night</a>.
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence None Murder, terrorism, mafia association, drug trafficking, human trafficking, treason
Drug related crime 57
Ranked 8th. 4% more than Italy
55
Ranked 28th.
Judges 11.5%
Ranked 3rd. 6% more than Italy
10.9%
Ranked 22nd.

Property crime victims 8.7%
Ranked 9th.
12.7%
Ranked 3rd. 46% more than France
Murders per million 7.77%
Ranked 27th.
12.18%
Ranked 21st. 57% more than France
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 40.86
Ranked 55th.
49.09
Ranked 36th. 20% more than France
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,981
Ranked 2nd.
1,994
Ranked 1st. 1% more than France
Robbery victims 1.1%
Ranked 5th.
1.3%
Ranked 2nd. 18% more than France
Prisoners > Female 3.8%
Ranked 73th.
4.4%
Ranked 60th. 16% more than France
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 10.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Italy
4.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 17th.
Judges and Magistrates 6,774
Ranked 7th.
6,816
Ranked 6th. 1% more than France
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 under 16 : max. 20 years' imprisonment under 16 : max. 20 years' imprisonment
Convictions per 1000 8.5
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Italy
3.32
Ranked 26th.
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Car thefts 301,539
Ranked 3rd. 30% more than Italy
232,564
Ranked 4th.
Car thefts per 1000 4.88
Ranked 9th. 20% more than Italy
4.07
Ranked 12th.
Perception of safety > Walking in dark 77%
Ranked 10th. 18% more than Italy
65%
Ranked 13th.
Death penalty > Last executed 1,977
Ranked 1st. 2% more than Italy
1,947
Ranked 1st.
Murders committed by youths per million 1.5
Ranked 65th.
3.69
Ranked 49th. 2 times more than France
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 47.19
Ranked 55th.
52.78
Ranked 43th. 12% more than France
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence Yes, but only if decided by court at sentencing Yes
Adults prosecuted 54,224
Ranked 24th.
541,530
Ranked 7th. 10 times more than France
Prosecutors 2.7%
Ranked 10th.
3.8%
Ranked 35th. 41% more than France

Judges and Magistrates per million 109.61
Ranked 26th.
119.25
Ranked 25th. 9% more than France
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 37.09
Ranked 50th.
46.15
Ranked 36th. 24% more than France
Believe in police efficiency 65%
Ranked 13th. 20% more than Italy
54%
Ranked 16th.
Murders committed by youths per capita 0.6
Ranked 56th.
1.4
Ranked 49th. 2 times more than France
Adults prosecuted per 1000 0.877
Ranked 40th.
9.47
Ranked 16th. 11 times more than France
Perception of safety > Burglary 43%
Ranked 16th.
46%
Ranked 13th. 7% more than France
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 21.4%
Ranked 25th.
30.1%
Ranked 18th. 41% more than France
Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 21.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Italy
7.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 17th.
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 124.7%
Ranked 55th.
134.2%
Ranked 48th. 8% more than France
Frauds per 1000 2.31
Ranked 14th. 2 times more than Italy
0.95
Ranked 26th.
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 48 per 100,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Italy
21.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 28.5 per 100,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Italy
7.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 17th.
Reporting to police 49%
Ranked 10th. 23% more than Italy
40%
Ranked 16th.
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 37.4%
Ranked 54th. 1% more than Italy
37%
Ranked 55th.
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 28.4 per 100,000 people
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Italy
9.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 17th.
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 31.2 per 100,000 people
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Italy
14.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th.
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines 6.1
Ranked 79th.
14.6
Ranked 46th. 2 times more than France
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 26.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Italy
12 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th.
Convictions > Juveniles 39,059
Ranked 2nd. 14 times more than Italy
2,869
Ranked 21st.
United States extradition treaties > Date signed April 23, 1996 October 13, 1983
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million 0.0987
Ranked 108th.
0.255
Ranked 93th. 3 times more than France
Convictions > Female 10%
Ranked 21st.
14%
Ranked 14th. 40% more than France
Judges of the International Criminal Court > Term End 2009 2009
Convictions > Female per million 0.157%
Ranked 30th.
0.238%
Ranked 27th. 51% more than France
Convictions > Juveniles per million 613.96
Ranked 11th. 13 times more than Italy
48.68
Ranked 31st.
Judges of the International Criminal Court > Elected 2003 2003

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