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Crime Stats: compare key data on France & South Africa

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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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.
  • Death penalty > Last executed: Amnesty International
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Foreign prisoners: Prisoners who are foreign nationals, expressed as a percentage share of total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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.
  • Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
  • Unpaid diplomatic parking fines: Average Unpaid Annual New York City Parking Violations per Diplomat, 11/1997 to 11/2002.
  • 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.
STAT France South Africa HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 13
Ranked 29th. 30% more than South Africa
10
Ranked 41st.
Assault rate 180.1
Ranked 34th.
1,188
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than France
Crime levels 49.47
Ranked 38th.
86.27
Ranked 6th. 74% more than France
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 8.6%
Ranked 4th. Twice as much as South Africa
4.3%
Ranked 13th.
Drugs > Opiates use 0.4%
Ranked 2nd. 33% more than South Africa
0.3%
Ranked 9th.
Murder rate 1.31 34
Police officers 210.2
Ranked 8th.
343.5
Ranked 18th. 63% more than France
Rape rate 16.2
Ranked 21st.
132.4
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than France

Total crimes 3.77 million
Ranked 4th. 41% more than South Africa
2.68 million
Ranked 7th.
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 31.2
Ranked 12th. 2 times more than South Africa
12.7
Ranked 48th.
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.63
Ranked 34th.
31
Ranked 4th. 19 times more than France

Violent crime > Murder rate 682
Ranked 37th.
15,940
Ranked 3rd. 23 times more than France

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 10.54
Ranked 98th.
318.86
Ranked 11th. 30 times more than France

Violent crime > Rapes 10,108
Ranked 5th.
66,196
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than France

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 156.22
Ranked 21st.
1,324.15
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than France

Total crimes per 1000 61.03
Ranked 14th. 4% more than South Africa
58.94
Ranked 15th.
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,977
Ranked 15th.
1,989
Ranked 28th. 1% more than France

Violent crime > Murders per million people 10.54
Ranked 98th.
318.86
Ranked 11th. 30 times more than France

Violent crime > Murders 682
Ranked 37th.
15,940
Ranked 3rd. 23 times more than France

Burglaries 622.4
Ranked 4th.
852.8
Ranked 1st. 37% more than France
Robberies 10.8
Ranked 14th.
494.5
Ranked 1st. 46 times more than France
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 67.93
Ranked 37th.
78.12
Ranked 14th. 15% more than France
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 37.77
Ranked 19th.
66.85
Ranked 5th. 77% more than France
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 44.89
Ranked 56th. 4 times more than South Africa
10.71
Ranked 87th.
Kidnappings 3.53
Ranked 11th.
6.65
Ranked 2nd. 88% more than France
Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.6
Ranked 105th.
69
Ranked 1st. 43 times more than France
Prisoners 56,957 prisoners
Ranked 25th.
181,944 prisoners
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than France
Assaults 180.1
Ranked 4th.
1,188
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than France
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Auto theft 323.4
Ranked 4th. 60% more than South Africa
201.6
Ranked 1st.
Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 41.4
Ranked 39th.
86.94
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than France
Murders > WHO 0.8
Ranked 173th.
39.5
Ranked 5th. 49 times more than France
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 75.79
Ranked 56th. 92% more than South Africa
39.49
Ranked 87th.

Serious assault rate 0.3
Ranked 67th.
576.5
Ranked 1st. 1922 times more than France
United States extradition treaties > Entered into force February 1, 2002 June 25, 2001
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 30.6%
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than South Africa
8.4%
Ranked 6th.
Prisoners > Per capita 95 per 100,000 people
Ranked 95th.
402 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th. 4 times more than France
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Aggravated murder, aggravated torture, aggravated treason, drug kinping, crimes against humanity, war crimes ??
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 48.14
Ranked 30th.
75.68
Ranked 7th. 57% more than France
Software piracy rate 42%
Ranked 82nd. 24% more than South Africa
34%
Ranked 88th.
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 54.52
Ranked 35th.
81.61
Ranked 7th. 50% more than France
Drug offences 176.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 51st.
53,810 per 100,000 people
Ranked 4th. 306 times more than France
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 51.63
Ranked 36th.
71.43
Ranked 10th. 38% more than France
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 27.63
Ranked 80th.
92.56
Ranked 10th. 3 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) 10, 15, or 25 years
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 56.65
Ranked 15th.
63.48
Ranked 9th. 12% more than France
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 49.46
Ranked 36th.
82.21
Ranked 5th. 66% more than France
Illicit drugs transshipment point for and consumer of South American cocaine, Southwest Asian heroin, and European synthetics transshipment center for heroin, hashish, and cocaine, as well as a major cultivator of marijuana in its own right; cocaine and heroin consumption on the rise; world's largest market for illicit methaqualone, usually imported illegally from India through various east African countries, but increasingly producing its own synthetic drugs for domestic consumption; attractive venue for money launderers given the increasing level of organized criminal and narcotics activity in the region and the size of the South African economy
Frauds 142,583
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than South Africa
56,232
Ranked 10th.
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 31.2
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than South Africa
12.7
Ranked 21st.
Serious assaults 0.3
Ranked 6th.
576.5
Ranked 1st. 1922 times more than France
Prisoners per 1000 0.922 prisoners
Ranked 95th.
4 prisoners
Ranked 11th. 4 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). South Africa is one of the least lawful countries on earth, with the 5th highest number of <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri-crime-total-crimes">total crimes</a> reported in 2002. Some 32,000 of the 2.6 million crimes were <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_wit_fir-crime-murders-with-firearms">murders with firearms</a>, placing the country top of the global table, and 11,000 are <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_man-crime-manslaughters">manslaughters</a>, the 2nd highest number. Unsurprisingly then, South Africa has an army of 101,000 in their <a href="http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_pol-crime-police">police force</a>.
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence None Certain murder, rape and robbery
Drug related crime 57
Ranked 8th.
116
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than France
Judges 11.5%
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than South Africa
4.3%
Ranked 6th.

Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 40.86
Ranked 55th.
82.06
Ranked 3rd. Twice as much as France
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,981
Ranked 2nd.
1,997
Ranked 4th. 1% more than France
Prisoners > Female 3.8%
Ranked 73th. 73% more than South Africa
2.2%
Ranked 106th.
Judges and Magistrates 6,774
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than South Africa
1,982
Ranked 18th.
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 under 16 : max. 20 years' imprisonment ??
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Car thefts 301,539
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than South Africa
93,133
Ranked 9th.
Car thefts per 1000 4.88
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than South Africa
2.05
Ranked 19th.
Death penalty > Last executed 1,977
Ranked 1st.
1,991
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than France
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 47.19
Ranked 55th.
81.48
Ranked 4th. 73% more than France
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence Yes, but only if decided by court at sentencing No
Prosecutors 2.7%
Ranked 10th.
5.5%
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than France

Judges and Magistrates per million 109.61
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than South Africa
43.53
Ranked 47th.
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 37.09
Ranked 50th.
77.59
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than France
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 21.4%
Ranked 25th. 10 times more than South Africa
2.1%
Ranked 55th.
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 124.7%
Ranked 55th.
159.4%
Ranked 26th. 28% more than France
Frauds per 1000 2.31
Ranked 14th. 87% more than South Africa
1.23
Ranked 25th.
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 37.4%
Ranked 54th. 32% more than South Africa
28.3%
Ranked 80th.
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines 6.1
Ranked 79th.
34
Ranked 26th. 6 times more than France
United States extradition treaties > Date signed April 23, 1996 September 16, 1999
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million 0.0987
Ranked 108th.
0.747
Ranked 70th. 8 times more than France
Judges of the International Criminal Court > Term End 2009 2009
Judges of the International Criminal Court > Elected 2003 2003

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