Top countries recording crime

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by sputdr, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. I found this to be an interesting stat- Europe seems to be crime ridden.

    Crimes p/ 100,000 people

    1. Iceland
    2. Sweden
    3. UK
    4. Finland
    5. Belgium
    6. Denmark
    7. Netherlands
    8. Canada
    9. Germany
    10. Austria
     
  2. Now this is funny. You want me to believe that Sweden, Denmark or Austria have more crime than say Afghanistan, Iraq or even the United States. Yet you provide no link to any credible study. That's funny.

    As far as 'crime ridden' that depends on your definition of crime. Stealing a pack of chewing gum is a crime as is blowing someone's head off in a car jacking. The difference is one is a petty crime and one is a violent crime. Most people are more concerned with violent crime.

    Misrepresenting facts in order to prove your point is weak.
     
  3. Recorded crime is key. Some countries are more "thorough" at recording or apply different criteria for doing so.

    Sweden at number two on your list only sends 4.7 people to prison per 1000 crimes recorded. This is the lowest incarceration rate in Europe I believe. The UK, at number three on your list, sends 12 people to prison per 1000 - the second lowest incarceration rate in Europe.

    One perhaps could be inclined to deduce something about the nature of the crimes being recorded from this information. Or perhaps, the conclusion could be that prisons are full or policy is too liberal and hence the inverse relationship between recorder crime and imprisonment. Sooo many conclusions to jump to and not enough time to do it...

    Either way, the list and statistics posted is largely meaningless without proper context...but that's probably stating the obvious to most people...except the OP :)

    MoMoney.
     
  4. Sorry buddy you have been misinformed.

    The statistics come from the economist pocket world in figures 2006 edition.

    They are based on total recorded crime per 100,000 including attempted crimes.

    The US is 17th behind even Switzerland. Europe accounts for 15 out of the top 20 countries.






     
  5. Pekelo

    Pekelo

    I guess the reason for so many US criminals getting caught and being in prison is that they are just too dumb! :)

    At least that can be one conclusion from Europe having more crimes reported but American prisoners outpacing the Europians...
     
  6. If I have been misinformed it's by your 'Top 10 ' list.

    Who cares about recorded crime? I care about actual crime. Let's take the crime of rape for example. Rape happens in every country in the world. Rapes are more likely to be reported in developed nations like America, England or Sweden than they are in countries like Sudan, or Cambodia. Do you honestly believe more rapes happen per 100,000 women in Sweden than in Sudan? That's what your list would have one believe.

    We could argue this back and forth but if you really believe that Sudan is less 'crime ridden' than Sweden, I encourage you to take your family to Sudan instead of Sweden on your next vacation.

    If you honestly believe that the developed nations of western Europe are the most crime ridden places on the planet there is little hope for you.

    We all frequent this site because we love trading financial markets and of course want to take as much money out of the markets as we can. The trick to doing this is not taking everything presented to us at face value but rather dissecting the noise and BS from reality and finding out what is really going on.

    I think Mark Twain said it best "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
     
  7. I don't believe your numbers. Different countries have different definition of crime (marajuana use for example). Murder per capita is a much more reliable statistics.

    #1 Colombia 0.617847 per 1,000 people
    #2 South Africa 0.496008 per 1,000 people
    #3 Jamaica 0.324196 per 1,000 people
    #4 Venezuela 0.316138 per 1,000 people
    #5 Russia 0.201534 per 1,000 people
    #6 Mexico 0.130213 per 1,000 people
    #7 Estonia 0.107277 per 1,000 people
    #8 Latvia 0.10393 per 1,000 people
    #9 Lithuania 0.102863 per 1,000 people
    #10 Belarus 0.0983495 per 1,000 people
    #11 Ukraine 0.094006 per 1,000 people
    #12 Papua New Guinea 0.0838593 per 1,000 people
    #13 Kyrgyzstan 0.0802565 per 1,000 people
    #14 Thailand 0.0800798 per 1,000 people
    #15 Moldova 0.0781145 per 1,000 people
    #16 Zimbabwe 0.0749938 per 1,000 people
    #17 Seychelles 0.0739025 per 1,000 people
    #18 Zambia 0.070769 per 1,000 people
    #19 Costa Rica 0.061006 per 1,000 people
    #20 Poland 0.0562789 per 1,000 people
    #21 Georgia 0.0511011 per 1,000 people
    #22 Uruguay 0.045082 per 1,000 people
    #23 Bulgaria 0.0445638 per 1,000 people
    #24 United States 0.042802 per 1,000 people
    #25 Armenia 0.0425746 per 1,000 people
    #26 India 0.0344083 per 1,000 people
    #27 Yemen 0.0336276 per 1,000 people
    #28 Dominica 0.0289733 per 1,000 people
    #29 Azerbaijan 0.0285642 per 1,000 people
    #30 Finland 0.0283362 per 1,000 people
    #31 Slovakia 0.0263303 per 1,000 people
    #32 Romania 0.0250784 per 1,000 people
    #33 Portugal 0.0233769 per 1,000 people
    #34 Malaysia 0.0230034 per 1,000 people
    #35 Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of 0.0229829 per 1,000 people
    #36 Mauritius 0.021121 per 1,000 people
    #37 Hungary 0.0204857 per 1,000 people
    #38 Korea, South 0.0196336 per 1,000 people
    #39 Slovenia 0.0179015 per 1,000 people
    #40 France 0.0173272 per 1,000 people
    #41 Czech Republic 0.0169905 per 1,000 people
    #42 Iceland 0.0168499 per 1,000 people
    #43 Australia 0.0150324 per 1,000 people
    #44 Canada 0.0149063 per 1,000 people
    #45 Chile 0.014705 per 1,000 people
    #46 United Kingdom 0.0140633 per 1,000 people
    #47 Italy 0.0128393 per 1,000 people
    #48 Spain 0.0122456 per 1,000 people
    #49 Germany 0.0116461 per 1,000 people
    #50 Tunisia 0.0112159 per 1,000 people
    #51 Netherlands 0.0111538 per 1,000 people
    #52 New Zealand 0.0111524 per 1,000 people
    #53 Denmark 0.0106775 per 1,000 people
    #54 Norway 0.0106684 per 1,000 people
    #55 Ireland 0.00946215 per 1,000 people
    #56 Switzerland 0.00921351 per 1,000 people
    #57 Indonesia 0.00910842 per 1,000 people
    #58 Greece 0.0075928 per 1,000 people
    #59 Hong Kong 0.00550804 per 1,000 people
    #60 Japan 0.00499933 per 1,000 people
    #61 Saudi Arabia 0.00397456 per 1,000 people
    #62 Qatar 0.00115868 per 1,000 people

    Except for former communist countries, I don't see any Europian countries ahead of the US.
     
  8. This is def a list of countries with the least crime. In no way can Iceland be number one. Plus why are all the countries from Europe? Makes no sense. What a dumb post.:mad:
     
  9. war of drugs?

    [​IMG]
     
    #10     Jul 21, 2008