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Crime Stats: compare key data on Norway & Sweden

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  • Age of criminal responsibility: The age at which a person is no longer excluded from criminal liability.  The lowest age is indicated for countries where there isn’t a single age limit, for example where different states have different regulations (such as the USA) or there is different limits for boy and girls (such as in Iran). The spectrum is specifically wide for the USA and Mexico (both 6-12 years). Several US states do not stipulate any minimal age for criminal responsibility at all. For further qualifications, exceptions and other notes, please refer to notes.
  • Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Drugs > Opiates use: Annual prevalence.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Rape rate: Number of rape incidents per 100,000 citizens in different countries. Figures do not take into account rape incidents that go unreported to the police.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • 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.
  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Death penalty > Abolition for ordinary crimes: Amnesty International
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Manslaughters: Total recorded non-intentional homicides. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Adults prosecuted per 1000: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Perception of safety > Burglary: Proportions in International Crime Victims Survey 2000 reporting that they feel only a small risk of burglary.
  • 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.
  • Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses: Number of organised crime gang participation offences recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses per million: Number of organised crime gang participation offences recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Counterfeiting: Number of conterfeiting offences as recorded by police in that country.
  • Embezzlements: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Jails per million: Total number of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions (excluding temporary jail lock-ups). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Embezzlements per million: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Unpaid diplomatic parking fines: Average Unpaid Annual New York City Parking Violations per Diplomat, 11/1997 to 11/2002.
  • Convictions > Juveniles: Number of juveniles who were convicted of a crime in the given year.
  • Manslaughters per million: Total recorded non-intentional homicides. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences per million: Number of offences relating to smuggling of migrants (people smuggling) as recorded by police in that country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million: Average Unpaid Annual New York City Parking Violations per Diplomat, 11/1997 to 11/2002. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Convictions: Number of people convicted for smuggling migrants by country.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences: Number of offences relating to smuggling of migrants (people smuggling) as recorded by police in that country.
  • Convictions > Female: Proportion of all adult convictions that were of women.
  • 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.
  • Convictions > Female per million: Proportion of all adult convictions that were of women. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Counterfeiting per million: Number of conterfeiting offences as recorded by police in that country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted per million: Number of people prosecuted for smuggling migrants by country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted: Number of people prosecuted for smuggling migrants by country.
  • Smuggling of migrants > Convictions per million: Number of people convicted for smuggling migrants by country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT Norway Sweden HISTORY
Age of criminal responsibility 15
Ranked 8th. The same as Sweden
15
Ranked 15th.
Crime levels 29.93
Ranked 69th.
43.49
Ranked 51st. 45% more than Norway
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 4.6%
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Sweden
1.2%
Ranked 20th.
Drugs > Opiates use 0.4%
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Sweden
0.1%
Ranked 16th.
Murder rate 0.6 0.89
Police officers 233.9
Ranked 7th.
280.5
Ranked 24th. 20% more than Norway
Rape rate 19.2
Ranked 15th.
63.5
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Norway

Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 11.9
Ranked 5th. 7% more than Sweden
11.1
Ranked 6th.
Total crimes 330,071
Ranked 29th.
1.23 million
Ranked 16th. 4 times more than Norway
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 31.3
Ranked 11th.
31.6
Ranked 10th. 1% more than Norway
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 0.68
Ranked 59th.
0.86
Ranked 41st. 26% more than Norway

Violent crime > Murder rate 29
Ranked 76th.
91
Ranked 61st. 3 times more than Norway

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 5.93
Ranked 84th.
9.7
Ranked 75th. 64% more than Norway

Violent crime > Rapes 938
Ranked 20th.
5,960
Ranked 7th. 6 times more than Norway

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 191.85
Ranked 15th.
635.52
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Norway

Assault rate 346
Ranked 23th.
845.2
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Norway
Total crimes per 1000 72.73
Ranked 12th.
138.35
Ranked 2nd. 90% more than Norway
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,948
Ranked 25th. 2% more than Sweden
1,910
Ranked 30th.
Violent crime > Murders per million people 5.93
Ranked 84th.
9.7
Ranked 75th. 64% more than Norway

Violent crime > Murders 29
Ranked 76th.
91
Ranked 61st. 3 times more than Norway

Burglaries 75
Ranked 41st.
1,094.2
Ranked 5th. 15 times more than Norway

Murders > Per capita 5.38 per 1 million people
Ranked 31st.
18.02 per 1 million people
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than Norway
Robberies 29.7
Ranked 48th.
94.2
Ranked 17th. 3 times more than Norway

Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 66.88
Ranked 39th. 6% more than Sweden
63.01
Ranked 51st.
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 22.78
Ranked 63th.
34.93
Ranked 26th. 53% more than Norway
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 66.56
Ranked 24th. 14% more than Sweden
58.33
Ranked 34th.
Prisoners 2,914 prisoners
Ranked 114th.
5,920 prisoners
Ranked 91st. 2 times more than Norway
Assaults 346
Ranked 15th.
845.2
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Norway
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence 21 years (can be extended indefinitely if the criminal poses a danger to society at the end of served time); 30 years for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity None
Auto theft 312.6
Ranked 8th.
566.7
Ranked 2nd. 81% more than Norway

Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 27.22
Ranked 67th.
39.79
Ranked 42nd. 46% more than Norway
Murders > WHO 0.8
Ranked 172nd.
1.2
Ranked 149th. 50% more than Norway
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 80.62
Ranked 44th. 2% more than Sweden
79.33
Ranked 47th.

Serious assault rate 69.1
Ranked 21st. 31% more than Sweden
52.8
Ranked 22nd.
United States extradition treaties > Entered into force March 7, 1980 December 3, 1963<br>September 24, 1984
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 16.2%
Ranked 6th. 35% more than Sweden
12%
Ranked 1st.
Prisoners > Per capita 64 per 100,000 people
Ranked 119th.
75 per 100,000 people
Ranked 108th. 17% more than Norway
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence No life imprisonment sentence Murder, kidnapping, arson, sabotage, devastation, hijacking, espionage, terror crimes, rebellion, endangering the public health by spread of contagion or poison, disloyalty when negotiating with foreign powers, dealing with anti-personnel mines, cluster bombs or chemical or nuclear weapons, unlawful nuclear explosion, treason, genocide and (the following in wartime only) mutiny, insubordination, undermining the will to fight, desertation, unauthorised capitulation, negligence of war preparations and negligence of battle duty; attempts, accessories, accomplices and incitements of all the above crimes might also be punished with life.
Murders 25%
Ranked 31st.
163%
Ranked 18th. 7 times more than Norway
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 34.81
Ranked 60th.
38.19
Ranked 54th. 10% more than Norway
Software piracy rate 29%
Ranked 92nd. 16% more than Sweden
25%
Ranked 100th.
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 40.94
Ranked 70th.
46.48
Ranked 57th. 14% more than Norway
Drug offences 987.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 36th.
38,005 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th. 39 times more than Norway
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 52.85
Ranked 31st. 32% more than Sweden
39.93
Ranked 62nd.
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 22.43
Ranked 89th.
27.24
Ranked 81st. 21% more than Norway
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole Varies, depending on sentence 18 years or never, but parole hearing may be held after 10 years served, thus fixing a much later date for release on parole
Convictions 13,318
Ranked 26th.
94,295
Ranked 12th. 7 times more than Norway
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 30.94
Ranked 69th.
37.33
Ranked 51st. 21% more than Norway
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 31.25
Ranked 67th.
39.38
Ranked 53th. 26% more than Norway
Frauds 12,295
Ranked 24th.
36,714
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than Norway
Gun ownership > Guns per 100 residents > 2007 31.3
Ranked 10th.
31.6
Ranked 9th. 1% more than Norway
Serious assaults 69.1
Ranked 12th. 31% more than Sweden
52.8
Ranked 13th.
Prisoners per 1000 0.642 prisoners
Ranked 118th.
0.663 prisoners
Ranked 116th. 3% more than Norway
Murders committed by youths 11
Ranked 64th.
16
Ranked 60th. 45% more than Norway
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence No life imprisonment sentence None
Drug related crime 622
Ranked 3rd.
734
Ranked 1st. 18% more than Norway
Judges 11.4%
Ranked 21st.
16.8%
Ranked 14th. 47% more than Norway

Murders per million 5.36%
Ranked 31st.
17.95%
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than Norway
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 30
Ranked 73th.
36.15
Ranked 64th. 20% more than Norway
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,979
Ranked 1st. About the same as Sweden
1,972
Ranked 1st.
Death penalty > Abolition for ordinary crimes 1,905
Ranked 1st.
1,921
Ranked 1st. 1% more than Norway
Prisoners > Female 5.3%
Ranked 43th.
5.4%
Ranked 39th. 2% more than Norway
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 No life imprisonment sentence, people over age of 15 can be sentenced by normal laws or to child protection under 21 : no life imprisonment
Convictions per 1000 2.86
Ranked 28th.
10.38
Ranked 7th. 4 times more than Norway
Punishment > Has life imprisonment No Yes
Car thefts 23,339
Ranked 23th.
61,350
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than Norway
Car thefts per 1000 5.14
Ranked 8th.
6.87
Ranked 3rd. 34% more than Norway
Death penalty > Last executed 1,948
Ranked 1st. 2% more than Sweden
1,910
Ranked 1st.
Murders committed by youths per million 2.47
Ranked 56th. 36% more than Sweden
1.81
Ranked 64th.
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 36.08
Ranked 76th.
43.21
Ranked 67th. 20% more than Norway
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence Yes Yes
Adults prosecuted 12,009
Ranked 36th.
91,064
Ranked 17th. 8 times more than Norway
Prosecutors 2%
Ranked 41st.
8.9%
Ranked 21st. 4 times more than Norway

Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 23.1
Ranked 78th.
35.42
Ranked 53th. 53% more than Norway
Believe in police efficiency 70%
Ranked 8th. 15% more than Sweden
61%
Ranked 15th.
Jails 46
Ranked 36th.
82
Ranked 27th. 78% more than Norway
Manslaughters 41
Ranked 35th.
212
Ranked 20th. 5 times more than Norway
Adults prosecuted per 1000 2.65
Ranked 36th.
10.2
Ranked 12th. 4 times more than Norway
Perception of safety > Burglary 68%
Ranked 6th.
79%
Ranked 3rd. 16% more than Norway
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 15%
Ranked 31st.
27.2%
Ranked 20th. 81% more than Norway
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 98.3%
Ranked 95th.
106.9%
Ranked 83th. 9% more than Norway
Frauds per 1000 2.71
Ranked 9th.
4.11
Ranked 4th. 52% more than Norway
Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses 36
Ranked 24th.
38
Ranked 23th. 6% more than Norway

Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses per million 7.72
Ranked 14th. 85% more than Sweden
4.18
Ranked 22nd.

Counterfeiting 320
Ranked 30th.
1,259
Ranked 8th. 4 times more than Norway

Embezzlements 2,425
Ranked 23th. 17% more than Sweden
2,072
Ranked 26th.
Jails per million 10.14
Ranked 13th. 10% more than Sweden
9.19
Ranked 14th.
Embezzlements per million 534.36
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than Sweden
232.16
Ranked 24th.
Reporting to police 43%
Ranked 14th.
57%
Ranked 3rd. 33% more than Norway
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 22.1%
Ranked 98th. 7% more than Sweden
20.7%
Ranked 105th.
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines 0.0
Ranked 139th.
0.0
Ranked 125th.
Convictions > Juveniles 864
Ranked 27th.
25,390
Ranked 4th. 29 times more than Norway
Manslaughters per million 9.03
Ranked 29th.
23.75
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Norway
United States extradition treaties > Date signed June 9, 1977 October 24, 1961<br>March 14, 1983
Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences per million 8.8
Ranked 28th.
124.55
Ranked 8th. 14 times more than Norway

Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million 0.0
Ranked 137th.
0.0
Ranked 123th.
Smuggling of migrants > Convictions 3
Ranked 27th.
11
Ranked 20th. 4 times more than Norway

Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences 41
Ranked 29th.
1,131
Ranked 11th. 28 times more than Norway

Convictions > Female 13%
Ranked 17th.
16%
Ranked 7th. 23% more than Norway
Convictions > Juveniles per million 185.38
Ranked 27th.
2,796.1
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than Norway
Convictions > Female per million 2.79%
Ranked 11th. 58% more than Sweden
1.76%
Ranked 16th.
Counterfeiting per million 69.21
Ranked 21st.
138.65
Ranked 4th. Twice as much as Norway

Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted per million 7.72
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Sweden
2.88
Ranked 21st.
Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted 36
Ranked 16th. 38% more than Sweden
26
Ranked 21st.
Smuggling of migrants > Convictions per million 0.644
Ranked 26th.
1.21
Ranked 22nd. 88% more than Norway

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