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Crime > Violent crime Stats: compare key data on Sweden & United States

Definitions

  • Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • 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.
  • Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
STAT Sweden United States HISTORY
Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 31.6
Ranked 10th.
88.8
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Sweden
Intentional homicide rate 0.86
Ranked 41st.
4.7
Ranked 7th. 5 times more than Sweden

Murder rate 91
Ranked 61st.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 143 times more than Sweden

Murder rate per million people 9.7
Ranked 75th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 4 times more than Sweden

Murders 91
Ranked 61st.
12,996
Ranked 9th. 143 times more than Sweden

Murders per million people 9.7
Ranked 75th.
42.01
Ranked 43th. 4 times more than Sweden

Rapes 5,960
Ranked 7th.
84,767
Ranked 1st. 14 times more than Sweden

Rapes per million people 635.52
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United States
274.04
Ranked 9th.

SOURCES: Annexe I of the Small Arms Survey 2007 ; Wikipedia: List of countries by intentional homicide rate by decade; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Statistics : Crime : Sexual Violence (UNODC) and Crime Statistics : Sexual Violence Against Children and Rape, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; Statistics : Crime : Sexual Violence (UNODC) and Crime Statistics : Sexual Violence Against Children and Rape, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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