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Crime Stats: compare key data on Poland & Sweden

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Murders with firearms per million: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Murders with firearms: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

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

  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery: Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Murders > WHO: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day: Safety walking alone during daylight. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the daylight?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Serious assault rate: Number of major assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Assault victims: People victimized by assault (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevelence.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Total crime victims: People victimized by crime (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people victimized by one or more of 11 crimes recorded in the survey: robbery, burglary, attempted burglary, car theft, car vandalism, bicycle theft, sexual assault, theft from car, theft of personal property, assault and threats. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

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

  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked: Worries attacked. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being physically attacked by strangers?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males): Male.
  • 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.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females: Female.
  • 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.
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Prisoners per 1000: Total persons incarcerated. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Murders committed by youths: Homicide rates among youths aged 10–29 years by country or area: most recent year available (variable 1990–1999).
  • Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Mandatory sentence.

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

  • Drug related crime: Number of drug related crimes recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Judges: Number of professional judges per 100,000 population.
  • Property crime victims: People victimized by property crime (as a % of the total population). Includes car theft, theft from car, burglary with entry and attempted burglary. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Murders per million: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter: Worries home broken and things stolen. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How worried are you about....having your home broken into and something stolen?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drug trafficking: Number of drug trafficking related crimes recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Death penalty > Abolition date: Amnesty International
  • Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users: Estimated percentage of injecting drug users who have been tested for HIV.
  • Robbery victims: People victimized by robbery (as a % of the total population). Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners > Female: Female prisoners, expressed as a percentage share of the total prison population. Data for 2003.
  • 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.

  • Acquitted: Total acquitted in criminal courts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users: Percentage of injecting drug users who are HIV positive.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Acquitted per 1000: Total acquitted in criminal courts. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bribery victims: People victimized by bribery (corruption) (as a % of the total population). Data refer to people who have been asked or expected to pay a bribe by a government official. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > Female per million: Proportion of all adult convictions that were of women. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Convictions > Juveniles per million: Number of juveniles who were convicted of a crime in the given year. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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 Poland Sweden HISTORY
Assault rate 76.3
Ranked 48th.
845.2
Ranked 6th. 11 times more than Poland
Crime levels 33.33
Ranked 63th.
43.49
Ranked 51st. 30% more than Poland
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 2.7%
Ranked 16th. 2 times more than Sweden
1.2%
Ranked 20th.
Drugs > Opiates use 0.2%
Ranked 7th. Twice as much as Sweden
0.1%
Ranked 16th.
Murder rate 1.21 0.89
Police officers 0.1
Ranked 16th.
280.5
Ranked 24th. 2805 times more than Poland
Rape rate 4.1
Ranked 33th.
63.5
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than Poland

Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 15.3
Ranked 2nd. 38% more than Sweden
11.1
Ranked 6th.
Total crimes 1.4 million
Ranked 14th. 14% more than Sweden
1.23 million
Ranked 16th.
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 1.3
Ranked 134th.
31.6
Ranked 10th. 24 times more than Poland
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.1
Ranked 52nd. 28% more than Sweden
0.86
Ranked 41st.

Violent crime > Murder rate 436
Ranked 38th. 5 times more than Sweden
91
Ranked 61st.

Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 11.42
Ranked 71st. 18% more than Sweden
9.7
Ranked 75th.

Violent crime > Rapes 1,567
Ranked 16th.
5,960
Ranked 7th. 4 times more than Poland

Violent crime > Rapes per million people 41.04
Ranked 33th.
635.52
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than Poland

Total crimes per 1000 36.73
Ranked 27th.
138.35
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Poland
Murders with firearms per million 2.9
Ranked 37th.
6.5
Ranked 24th. 2 times more than Poland
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,988
Ranked 12th. 4% more than Sweden
1,910
Ranked 30th.
Violent crime > Murders per million people 11.42
Ranked 71st. 18% more than Sweden
9.7
Ranked 75th.

Violent crime > Murders 436
Ranked 38th. 5 times more than Sweden
91
Ranked 61st.

Burglaries 455.3
Ranked 19th.
1,094.2
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than Poland

Murders > Per capita 9.81 per 1 million people
Ranked 23th.
18.02 per 1 million people
Ranked 16th. 84% more than Poland
Robberies 92.2
Ranked 18th.
94.2
Ranked 17th. 2% more than Poland

Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 38.8
Ranked 92nd.
63.01
Ranked 51st. 62% more than Poland
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 28.25
Ranked 47th.
34.93
Ranked 26th. 24% more than Poland
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 54.56
Ranked 42nd.
58.33
Ranked 34th. 7% more than Poland
Murders > Per 100,000 people 1.7
Ranked 103th.
2.4
Ranked 87th. 41% more than Poland
Murders with firearms 111
Ranked 18th. 91% more than Sweden
58
Ranked 26th.
Rape victims 0.2%
Ranked 18th.
1.1%
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Poland
Prisoners 80,467 prisoners
Ranked 14th. 14 times more than Sweden
5,920 prisoners
Ranked 91st.
Assaults 76.3
Ranked 34th.
845.2
Ranked 4th. 11 times more than Poland
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Auto theft 80
Ranked 29th.
566.7
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than Poland

Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 22.2
Ranked 76th.
39.79
Ranked 42nd. 79% more than Poland
Murders > WHO 1.6
Ranked 136th. 33% more than Sweden
1.2
Ranked 149th.
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 88.19
Ranked 22nd. 11% more than Sweden
79.33
Ranked 47th.

Serious assault rate 38.9
Ranked 27th.
52.8
Ranked 22nd. 36% more than Poland
United States extradition treaties > Entered into force September 17, 1999<br>June 5, 1936 December 3, 1963<br>September 24, 1984
Assault victims 1.1%
Ranked 13th.
1.2%
Ranked 10th. 9% more than Poland
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 7.7%
Ranked 4th.
12%
Ranked 1st. 56% more than Poland
Total crime victims 22.7%
Ranked 11th.
24.7%
Ranked 5th. 9% more than Poland
Prisoners > Per capita 210 per 100,000 people
Ranked 35th. 3 times more than Sweden
75 per 100,000 people
Ranked 108th.
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence Genocide, war crimes, high treason, murder, assassination attempt of Polish president 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 374%
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than Sweden
163%
Ranked 18th.
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 37.7
Ranked 57th.
38.19
Ranked 54th. 1% more than Poland
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males) 27.8
Ranked 1st. 70% more than Sweden
16.4
Ranked 4th.
Software piracy rate 57%
Ranked 61st. 2 times more than Sweden
25%
Ranked 100th.
Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft 51.2
Ranked 41st. 10% more than Sweden
46.48
Ranked 57th.
Drug offences 36,178 per 100,000 people
Ranked 9th.
38,005 per 100,000 people
Ranked 7th. 5% more than Poland
Perceived problems > Illegal drugs 23.59
Ranked 85th.
39.93
Ranked 62nd. 69% more than Poland
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (females 3.8
Ranked 6th.
5.9
Ranked 2nd. 55% more than Poland
Perceived problems > Problem corruption and bribery 48.86
Ranked 67th. 79% more than Sweden
27.24
Ranked 81st.
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole 25 years or more\u2014individually set by judge 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 462,937
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than Sweden
94,295
Ranked 12th.
Fear of crime > Worries about being insulted 34.96
Ranked 55th.
37.33
Ranked 51st. 7% more than Poland
Fear of crime > Worries about being mugged or robbed 36.2
Ranked 57th.
39.38
Ranked 53th. 9% more than Poland
Frauds 94,817
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Sweden
36,714
Ranked 14th.
Serious assaults 38.9
Ranked 15th.
52.8
Ranked 13th. 36% more than Poland
Prisoners per 1000 2.1 prisoners
Ranked 39th. 3 times more than Sweden
0.663 prisoners
Ranked 116th.
Murders committed by youths 186
Ranked 23th. 12 times more than Sweden
16
Ranked 60th.
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence None None
Drug related crime 184
Ranked 12th.
734
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Poland
Judges 25.9%
Ranked 5th. 54% more than Sweden
16.8%
Ranked 14th.

Property crime victims 9%
Ranked 8th. 7% more than Sweden
8.4%
Ranked 10th.
Murders per million 9.81%
Ranked 23th.
17.95%
Ranked 16th. 83% more than Poland
Fear of crime > Worries about home break and enter 28.2
Ranked 77th.
36.15
Ranked 64th. 28% more than Poland
Drug trafficking 0.0
Ranked 42nd.
10
Ranked 26th.
Death penalty > Abolition date 1,997
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than Sweden
1,972
Ranked 1st.
Drugs > HIV testing amongst drug users 0.0
Ranked 42nd.
37.99%
Ranked 29th.

Robbery victims 1.8%
Ranked 1st. Twice as much as Sweden
0.9%
Ranked 9th.
Prisoners > Female 2.7%
Ranked 97th.
5.4%
Ranked 39th. Twice as much as Poland
Judges and Magistrates 7,837
Ranked 5th. 7 times more than Sweden
1,114
Ranked 27th.
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 under 18 : max. 25 years' imprisonment under 21 : no life imprisonment
Acquitted 32,848
Ranked 8th. 8 times more than Sweden
3,883
Ranked 26th.
Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users 14.7%
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Sweden
4.55%
Ranked 39th.

Convictions per 1000 12.14
Ranked 6th. 17% more than Sweden
10.38
Ranked 7th.
Punishment > Has life imprisonment Yes Yes
Car thefts 53,674
Ranked 15th.
61,350
Ranked 13th. 14% more than Poland
Car thefts per 1000 1.4
Ranked 24th.
6.87
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Poland
Death penalty > Last executed 1,988
Ranked 2nd. 4% more than Sweden
1,910
Ranked 1st.
Murders committed by youths per million 4.81
Ranked 41st. 3 times more than Sweden
1.81
Ranked 64th.
Fear of crime > Worries about things from car being stolen 43.7
Ranked 65th. 1% more than Sweden
43.21
Ranked 67th.
Punishment > Has indefinite sentence No Yes
Prosecutors 15.6%
Ranked 7th. 75% more than Sweden
8.9%
Ranked 21st.

Judges and Magistrates per million 204.99
Ranked 11th. 64% more than Sweden
124.82
Ranked 23th.
Fear of crime > Worries about car being stolen 32.72
Ranked 62nd.
35.42
Ranked 53th. 8% more than Poland
Acquitted per 1000 0.859
Ranked 12th. 97% more than Sweden
0.435
Ranked 22nd.
Prison staff 70.1%
Ranked 21st.
81.2%
Ranked 16th. 16% more than Poland

Jails 156
Ranked 20th. 90% more than Sweden
82
Ranked 27th.
Manslaughters 167
Ranked 25th.
212
Ranked 20th. 27% more than Poland
Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 1.5%
Ranked 62nd.
27.2%
Ranked 20th. 18 times more than Poland
Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 116.4%
Ranked 63th. 9% more than Sweden
106.9%
Ranked 83th.
Frauds per 1000 2.48
Ranked 13th.
4.11
Ranked 4th. 66% more than Poland
Bribery victims 5.1%
Ranked 1st. 51 times more than Sweden
0.1%
Ranked 15th.
Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses 23
Ranked 29th.
38
Ranked 23th. 65% more than Poland

Organised crime gang membership > Police recorded offenses per million 0.603
Ranked 40th.
4.18
Ranked 22nd. 7 times more than Poland

Counterfeiting 9,513
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than Sweden
1,259
Ranked 8th.

Jails per million 4.08
Ranked 39th.
9.19
Ranked 14th. 2 times more than Poland
Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 25.6%
Ranked 86th. 24% more than Sweden
20.7%
Ranked 105th.
Unpaid diplomatic parking fines 1.7
Ranked 108th.
0.0
Ranked 125th.
Convictions > Juveniles 27,419
Ranked 3rd. 8% more than Sweden
25,390
Ranked 4th.
Manslaughters per million 4.37
Ranked 43th.
23.75
Ranked 11th. 5 times more than Poland
United States extradition treaties > Date signed July 10, 1996<br>April 5, 1935 October 24, 1961<br>March 14, 1983
Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences per million 2.91
Ranked 36th.
124.55
Ranked 8th. 43 times more than Poland

Unpaid diplomatic parking fines per million 0.0445
Ranked 110th.
0.0
Ranked 123th.
Smuggling of migrants > Convictions 239
Ranked 3rd. 22 times more than Sweden
11
Ranked 20th.

Smuggling of migrants > Police recorded offences 111
Ranked 22nd.
1,131
Ranked 11th. 10 times more than Poland

Convictions > Female 8%
Ranked 25th.
16%
Ranked 7th. Twice as much as Poland
Convictions > Female per million 0.21%
Ranked 29th.
1.76%
Ranked 16th. 8 times more than Poland
Convictions > Juveniles per million 718.88
Ranked 7th.
2,796.1
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Poland
Counterfeiting per million 249.26
Ranked 10th. 80% more than Sweden
138.65
Ranked 4th.

Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted per million 0.603
Ranked 33th.
2.88
Ranked 21st. 5 times more than Poland
Smuggling of migrants > Number prosecuted 23
Ranked 21st.
26
Ranked 21st. 13% more than Poland
Smuggling of migrants > Convictions per million 6.27
Ranked 8th. 5 times more than Sweden
1.21
Ranked 22nd.

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