OECD: Crime Statistic (I)

5 major crime type and police density stats are listed in 2 separate posts (I and II). Each value has been normalised to the population of respective country.
1. Homicide:

Yup, US is at the top of the rank of number of homicides in OECD countries, as high as 5.52 cases, or almost doubled the second follower Finland (shock!). Switzerland (surprisingly they have liberal gun law as well, like US), Austria and Sweden are among the countries which have least homicide cases occured.

2. Violent Crime:

UK, topped OECD countries in the violent crime rank. On average, there are 13.4 violent crimes per 1000 population, for year 2000 while New Zealand followed closely behind: 11.6. On the other hand, Japan, Greece and Ireland are the “safe heaven” freed from violent crime, as low as 0.5, 0.8 and 0.9 cases per 1000 population.

3. Robbery:

Spain recorded the highest cases of robbery per 1000 population, as high as 2.31 cases while France and UK are slightly doing better, with 1.87 and 1.73 robbery cases per 1000 persons. Again, Greece and Japan were seeing low robbery incidents occured, as low as 0.04 cases per 1000 for Japan.

Source: International Comparisons of Criminal Justice Statistics 2001


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  2. Jon K said,

    April 30, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Lesson here is; if you are a US citizen in Spain and someone tires to rob you. Don’t give them your stuff. They are 4.38 times less likely to kill your and 2 times less likely to assault you.

    Note: If your are a US citizen in Detroit, MI- ALWAYS GIVE UP YOUR STUFF. THAT’S JUST A FACT!! 😉

  3. Haa said,

    May 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Remove the Drug-on-drug Gang banger violence in the US and the murder rate drops like a rock. (young black males are responsible for half of US murders.
    google ” . . . supported by FBI records, finds that in 2005 alone, for example, African Americans accounted for 49% of all homicide victims in the US — again, almost exclusively at the hands of other African Americans.”

    Same in the UK – . . . “Twelve per cent of London’s men are black. But 54 per cent of the street crimes committed by men in London, along with 46 per cent of the knife crimes and more than half of the gun crimes, are thought by the Metropolitan Police to have been committed by black men.”

    Drug and Rap culture produces ‘killers’

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