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Crime Stats: compare key data on Italy & United States

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.
  • 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.
  • Age of criminal responsibility (notes): Additional information, qualifications, exceptions and notes on the age of criminal responsibility stat, which indicates the age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.
  • 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.
  • Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole: Minimum to serve before eligibility for requesting parole.

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

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

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

  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jails per million: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Suicide rates > Ages above 75: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 35-44: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Reporting to police: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 who feel they can report crimes to police - perception.
  • Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees: The percentage of the prison population that is being held pre-trial / on remand. Data for 2003.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 45-54: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 65-74: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
  • Suicide rates > Ages 55-64: Suicide rates per 100,000 people in the given age group, late 1990s.
STAT Italy United States HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 14
Ranked 23th. 2 times more than United States
6
Ranked 58th.
Crime levels 48.51
Ranked 39th.
55.84
Ranked 30th. 15% more than Italy
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 14.6%
Ranked 3rd. 7% more than United States
13.7%
Ranked 1st.
Drugs > Opiates use 0.8%
Ranked 2nd. 40% more than United States
0.57%
Ranked 3rd.
Murder rate 1.1 5
Police officers 549.9
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than United States
243.6
Ranked 27th.
Rape rate 7.6
Ranked 40th.
27.3
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than Italy

Total crimes 2.23 million
Ranked 9th.
11.88 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Italy
Total crimes per 1000 39.04
Ranked 25th.
41.29
Ranked 22nd. 6% more than Italy
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 11.9
Ranked 54th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Italy
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 0.87
Ranked 55th.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 5 times more than Italy

Violent crime > Murder rate 529
Ranked 33th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 25 times more than Italy

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 8.75
Ranked 77th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 5 times more than Italy

Violent crime > Rapes 4,513
Ranked 12th.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 19 times more than Italy

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 76.57
Ranked 38th.
274.04
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than Italy

Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,947
Ranked 26th.
2,014
Ranked 1st. 3% more than Italy
Violent crime > Murders per million people 8.75
Ranked 77th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 5 times more than Italy

Violent crime > Murders 529
Ranked 33th.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 25 times more than Italy

Burglaries 190.2
Ranked 28th.
714.4
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than Italy

Robberies 121.7
Ranked 12th.
146.4
Ranked 10th. 20% more than Italy
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 70.63
Ranked 32nd. 8% more than United States
65.22
Ranked 44th.
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 27.78
Ranked 48th.
32.55
Ranked 31st. 17% more than Italy
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 47.97
Ranked 52nd. 15% more than United States
41.84
Ranked 60th.
Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.2
Ranked 113th.
5.9
Ranked 63th. 5 times more than Italy
Rape victims 0.6%
Ranked 11th. 50% more than United States
0.4%
Ranked 13th.
Age of criminal responsibility (notes) Juvenile judiciary system for offenders aged between 14 and 18; separate juvenile jails. Full criminal responsibility from age 18. url= http://www.national.org.nz/Article.aspx?ArticleID=3882 |title= Saving a generation of young people |first=Don |last=Brash |authorlink= Don Brash |publisher= New Zealand National Party |date = 21 March 2005 |accessdate= 31 October 2012}}</ref>; however, only 15 states have set minimum ages, which range from 6 to 12 years. States without statutory minimum ages rely on common law, which means that 7 is the minimum age in most states; for federal crimes the age has been set at 11.
Prisoners 55,670 prisoners
Ranked 27th.
2.02 million prisoners
Ranked 1st. 36 times more than Italy
Assaults 123.7
Ranked 27th.
786.7
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Italy
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Auto theft 475
Ranked 4th. 22% more than United States
390.2
Ranked 6th.

Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 38.69
Ranked 45th.
75.54
Ranked 10th. 95% more than Italy
Murders > WHO 1
Ranked 163th.
5.6
Ranked 88th. 6 times more than Italy
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 78.98
Ranked 49th. 5% more than United States
75.24
Ranked 57th.

Assault victims 0.2%
Ranked 19th.
1.2%
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than Italy
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 29.3%
Ranked 6th.
51.6%
Ranked 1st. 76% more than Italy
Total crime victims 24.6%
Ranked 6th. 17% more than United States
21.1%
Ranked 15th.
Prisoners > Per capita 100 per 100,000 people
Ranked 92nd.
715 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Italy
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Aggravated sexual assault, aggravated robbery, firearm trafficking Varies by state
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 41.44
Ranked 45th.
42.08
Ranked 43th. 2% more than Italy
Software piracy rate 49%
Ranked 72nd. 2 times more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 56.54
Ranked 31st.
57.93
Ranked 28th. 2% more than Italy
Drug offences 37,965 per 100,000 people
Ranked 8th. 68 times more than United States
560.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 41st.
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 49.77
Ranked 40th.
61.82
Ranked 19th. 24% more than Italy
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 67.04
Ranked 51st. 58% more than United States
42.45
Ranked 69th.
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 21 years, 26 years, or never 15 years minimum to infinite, or never (depending on crime and state)
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 42.05
Ranked 40th.
44.84
Ranked 33th. 7% more than Italy
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 47.82
Ranked 38th. 6% more than United States
45.01
Ranked 47th.
Illicit drugs 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 world's largest consumer of cocaine (shipped from Colombia through Mexico and the Caribbean), Colombian heroin, and Mexican heroin and marijuana; major consumer of ecstasy and Mexican methamphetamine; minor consumer of high-quality Southeast Asian heroin; illicit producer of cannabis, marijuana, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and methamphetamine; money-laundering center
Frauds 54,328
Ranked 11th.
371,800
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than Italy
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 11.9
Ranked 23th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Italy
Serious assaults 100.3
Ranked 8th.
281.6
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Italy
Prisoners per 1000 0.974 prisoners
Ranked 92nd.
7.02 prisoners
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than Italy
Murders committed by youths 210
Ranked 20th.
8,226
Ranked 3rd. 39 times more than Italy
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence Murder, terrorism, mafia association, drug trafficking, human trafficking, treason Varies by state
Judges 10.9%
Ranked 22nd. 1% more than United States
10.8%
Ranked 3rd.

Property crime victims 12.7%
Ranked 3rd. 27% more than United States
10%
Ranked 7th.
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 49.09
Ranked 36th. 1% more than United States
48.52
Ranked 39th.
Robbery victims 1.3%
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
0.6%
Ranked 16th.
Prisoners > Female 4.4%
Ranked 60th.
8.5%
Ranked 9th. 93% more than Italy
Suicide rates > Ages 15-24 4.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 17th.
13.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Italy
Judges and Magistrates 6,816
Ranked 6th.
29,023
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Italy
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 under 16 : max. 20 years' imprisonment Yes ( de jure )
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Car thefts 232,564
Ranked 4th.
1.25 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Italy
Car thefts per 1000 4.07
Ranked 12th.
4.33
Ranked 11th. 6% more than Italy
Perception of safety > Walking in dark 65%
Ranked 13th.
82%
Ranked 2nd. 26% more than Italy
Murders committed by youths per million 3.69
Ranked 49th.
29.48
Ranked 16th. 8 times more than Italy
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 52.78
Ranked 43th.
59.02
Ranked 33th. 12% more than Italy
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence Yes Yes
Adults prosecuted 541,530
Ranked 7th.
14.2 million
Ranked 1st. 26 times more than Italy
Prosecutors 3.8%
Ranked 35th.
8.8%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Italy

Judges and Magistrates per million 119.25
Ranked 25th. 18% more than United States
100.91
Ranked 31st.
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 46.15
Ranked 36th. 10% more than United States
42.04
Ranked 45th.
Believe in police efficiency 54%
Ranked 16th.
89%
Ranked 1st. 65% more than Italy
Prison staff 82.6%
Ranked 14th.
138.3%
Ranked 1st. 67% more than Italy

Jails 205
Ranked 14th.
1,558
Ranked 6th. 8 times more than Italy
Murders committed by youths per capita 1.4
Ranked 49th.
11
Ranked 14th. 8 times more than Italy
Adults prosecuted per 1000 9.47
Ranked 16th.
49.38
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Italy
Perception of safety > Burglary 46%
Ranked 13th.
78%
Ranked 4th. 70% more than Italy
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 30.1%
Ranked 18th. 60 times more than United States
0.5%
Ranked 77th.
Suicide rates > Ages 25-34 7.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 17th.
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Italy
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 134.2%
Ranked 48th.
0.0
Ranked 126th.
Frauds per 1000 0.95
Ranked 26th.
1.29
Ranked 24th. 36% more than Italy
Jails per million 3.59
Ranked 43th.
5.42
Ranked 24th. 51% more than Italy
Suicide rates > Ages above 75 21.8 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
22 per 100,000 people
Ranked 10th. 1% more than Italy
Suicide rates > Ages 35-44 7.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 17th.
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th. 99% more than Italy
Reporting to police 40%
Ranked 16th.
52%
Ranked 7th. 30% more than Italy
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 37%
Ranked 55th. 85% more than United States
20%
Ranked 106th.
Suicide rates > Ages 45-54 9.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 17th.
14.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th. 57% more than Italy
Suicide rates > Ages 65-74 14.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th.
15.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th. 7% more than Italy
Suicide rates > Ages 55-64 12 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th.
13.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th. 11% more than Italy

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