Category Archives: CRIME STATISTICS

“Gun Ownership And Gun Control Brazil”

Someone stopped by searching for “gun ownership and gun control in Brazil. Brazil has an estimated population of 202,860,000 and a reported 12,200,00o “permits” for an approximate ownership rate of 6.016 percent. Brazilian authorities reported 40974 murders in 2010, for … Continue reading

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“How Reliable Are Crime Statistics?”

Someone stopped by searching for “how reliable are crime statistics.” That depends. While official totals and rates for most crimes must either be accepted or rejected “as issued,” a murder generally results in an entry on the police blotter; an … Continue reading

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Percentage Of Crimes Committed In The US

Someone stopped by searching for “percentage of crimes committed in the United States.” I assume the search was for the share the United States has of all the world’s crimes. And, while it would lovely if the UN kept track … Continue reading

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New BJS Survey Out; Forcible Sexual Assault Tanks

A newly released study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics documents the long term decline in the oncidence of rape, but the overall rate, both for those of college age and those who are not. (Click on the graphic for … Continue reading

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“Why Are Crime Rates Published?”

Someone stopped by searching for “why are crime rates published.” A better way to phrase the question behind the search is “Why do rulers and politicians appropriate money to publish crime rates.” And as always, the answer to that is … Continue reading

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What Percentage Of People Are Murderers?

Someone stopped by searching for “what percentage of people are murderers.” In reality, all the numbers we have to work with are estimates, and numbers, rates, and percentages are subject to change if a more credible or better supported population … Continue reading

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Compare Rate Of Violence U.S And Germany

Someone stopped by searching for “compare rate of violence united states and germany.” The German violent crime rate is calculated from the Wikipedia estimate of Germany’s population, and the official police, Bundeskriminalamt, numbers at this link. The United States are … Continue reading

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2013 Crime Rates, US vs Australia

Several people came by searching for some variant of “2013 crime rates us vs australia. Like England, Oz makes searching their crime statistics frustrating in that the data is exquisitely detailed, poorly annotated, and missing key data. In particular, the … Continue reading

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2013 Canada Crime Rate Compared To US

Someone came by searching for “2013 candaa crime rate vs US.” As always, a direct comparison, without taking demographic and economic factors into account can quickly become very misleading. For a table such as this, taken directly from Stats Canada’s … Continue reading

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German Vs US Crime Rate

Someone came by searching for “germany vs us crime.’ The official BundesKriminalAmt report are at this link in English.(pdf) Before I begin, let me remind the reader that the estimated population of the United States was 316,128,839 while the estimated … Continue reading

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