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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Violent crime Stats

Definitions

  • Domestic violence > Laws and Prosecution: Information on laws against domestic violence and their implementation in Muslim-majority countries.
  • Domestic violence amongst Muslims: Information on and estimates of prevalence of various forms of domestic violence in Muslim-majority countries.
  • 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Domestic violence > Laws and Prosecution Only in 2004, after international attention was drawn to the case of Rania al-Baz , was there the first successful prosecution for domestic violence. 1998
Domestic violence amongst Muslims In some recent high-profile cases such as that of Rania al-Baz , Muslim women have publicized their mistreatment at the hands of their husbands, in hopes that public condemnation of wife-beating will end toleration of the practice. 2009
Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 35 2014 6th out of 170
Intentional homicide rate 1.04 2007 86th out of 95
Murder rate 265 2007 59th out of 131
Murder rate per million people 10.23 2007 108th out of 126
Murders 265 2007 59th out of 131
Murders per million people 10.23 2007 108th out of 126

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Islam and domestic violence (Laws and Prosecution); Wikipedia: Islam and domestic violence (Incidence of domestic violence among Muslims); 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.

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