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01. Intentional Homicide (ICCS 0101) (criminal system)
 
    
1.1.1 Intentional homicide (ICCS 0101), number of offences2016526 
1.1.2 Attempted intentional homicide (ICCS 0102), number of offences2016690 
1.2.1 Total of victims of intentional homicide (0101)2016578 
1.2.1.x Victims of intentional homicide (rate)201611.90 
1.2.1a Male victims of intentional homicide 2016512 
1.2.1a.% Male victims of intentional homicide (percentage) 201689 
1.2.1a.x Male victims of intentional homicide (rate)201621.07 
1.2.1b Female victims of intentional homicide201666 
1.2.1b.% Female victims of intentional homicide (percentage)201611 
1.2.1b.x Female victims of intentional homicide (rate) 20162.72 
1.3.1 Victims (Males and Females) of intentional homicide killed by intimate partner or family member 20150 
1.3.1.1 Victims (Males and Females) of intentional homicide killed by intimate partner 201513 
1.3.1.1a Male victims of intentional homicide killed by intimate partner201511 
1.3.1.1b Female victims of intentional homicide killed by intimate partner 20152 
1.3.1.2 Victims (Males and Females) of intentional homicide killed by family member 201517 
1.3.1.2a Male victims of intentional homicide killed by family member 201512 
1.3.1.2b Female victims of intentional homicide killed by family member 20155 
1.3.1a Male victims of intentional homicide killed by intimate partner or family member 20150 
1.3.1b Female victims of intentional homicide killed by intimate partner or family member 20150 
1.3.1b.% Female victims of intentional homicide by intimate partner or family member (percentage)20150 
1.3.2 Victims (Males and Females) of intentional homicide killed by other perpetrator known to the victim 2015377 
1.3.2a Male victims of intentional homicide killed by other perpetrator known to the victim 2015357 
1.3.2b Female victims of intentional homicide killed by other perpetrator known to the victim 201520 
1.3.3 Victims (Males & Females) of intentional homicide killed by perpetrator unknown to the victim 2015149 
1.3.3a Male victims of intentional homicide killed by perpetrator unknown to the victim 2015134 
1.3.3b Female victims of intentional homicide killed by perpetrator unknown to the victim 201515 
1.3.4 Victims (Males and Females) of intentional homicide in which the relationship with the perpetrator is unknown 20151 
1.3.4a Male victims of intentional homicide in which the relationship with the perpetrator is unknown20151 
1.3.4b Female victims of intentional homicide in which the relationship with the perpetrator is unknown20150 
1.4.1.1 Victims (Males and Females) of intentional homicide related to organized criminal groups or gangs ------ 
1.4.1.1a Male victims of intentional homicide related to organized criminal groups or gangs ------ 
1.4.1.1b Female victims of intentional homicide related to organized criminal groups or gangs ------ 
1.4.1.2 Victims (Males and Females) of intentional homicide related to other criminal activities 201494 
1.4.1.2a Male victims of intentional homicide related to other criminal activities 201486 
1.4.1.2b Female victims of intentional homicide related to other criminal activities 20146 
1.4.2 Victims (Males and Females) of intentional homicide related to interpersonal homicide ------ 
1.4.2a Male victims of intentional homicide related to interpersonal homicide ------ 
1.4.2b Female victims of intentional homicide related to interpersonal homicide ------ 
1.4.3 Victims (Males and Females) of intentional homicide related to sociopolitical homicide ------ 
1.4.3.1 Victims (Males and Females) of intentional homicide related to terrorist offences ------ 
1.4.3.1a Male victims of intentional homicide related to terrorist offences ------ 
1.4.3.1b Female victims of intentional homicide related to terrorist offences ------ 
1.4.3a Male victims of intentional homicide related to sociopolitical homicide ------ 
1.4.3b Female victims of intentional homicide related to sociopolitical homicide ------ 
1.4.4 Victims (Males & Females) of intentional homicide related to other types of homicide ------ 
1.4.4a Male victims of intentional homicide related to other types of homicide ------ 
1.4.4b Female victims of intentional homicide related to other types of homicide ------ 
1.5.1 Victims of intentional homicide attacked with firearms or explosives20160 
1.5.1.1 Victims of intentional homicide attacked with firearm2016384 
1.5.1.1.% Victims of intentional homicide attacked with firearm (percentage)201666 
1.5.1.1x Victims of intentional homicide attacked with firearm (rate)20167.91 
1.5.2 Victims of intentional homicide attacked with another weapon20160 
1.5.2.1 Victims of intentional homicide attacked with a sharp object2016102 
1.5.3 Victims of Intentional Homicide attacked without a weapon 20166 
1.5.4 Victims of intentional homicide attacked with unspecified means201686 
1.6.10a Male victims of intentional homicide of age unknown 201613 
1.6.10b Female victims of intentional homicide of age unknown 20162 
1.6.1a Male victims of intentional homicide, aged 0 to 9 20166 
1.6.1b Female victims of intentional homicide, aged 0 to 9 20164 
1.6.2a Male victims of intentional homicide, aged 10 to 14 20164 
1.6.2b Female victims of intentional homicide, aged 10 to 14 20162 
1.6.3a Male victims of intentional homicide, aged 15 to 17 201621 
1.6.3b Female victims of intentional homicide, aged 15 to 17 20161 
1.6.4a Male victims of intentional homicide, aged 18 to 19 201629 
1.6.4b Female victims of intentional homicide, aged 18 to 19 20164 
1.6.5a Male victims of intentional homicide, aged 20 to 24 201673 
1.6.5b Female victims of intentional homicide, aged 20 to 24 201611 
1.6.6a Male victims of intentional homicide, aged 25 to 29 2016114 
1.6.6b Female victims of intentional homicide, aged 25 to 29 20166 
1.6.7a Male victims of intentional homicide, aged 30 to 44 2016160 
1.6.7b Female victims of intentional homicide, aged 30 to 44 201620 
1.6.8a Male victims of intentional homicide, aged 45 to 59 201661 
1.6.8b Female victims of intentional homicide, aged 45 to 59 201613 
1.6.9a Male victims of intentional homicide, aged 60 and older 201631 
1.6.9b Female victims of intentional homicide, aged 60 and older 20163 
1.7.1a National citizens (Males), victims of intentional homicide 2016399 
1.7.1b National citizens (Females), victims of intentional homicide 201647 
1.7.2a Foreign citizens (Males), victims of intentional homicide 2016113 
1.7.2b Foreign citizens (Females), victims of intentional homicide 201619 
1.8.1 Victims of intentional homicide in the largest city2016244 
1.8.1p Size of city population in the largest city------ 
1.8.2 Victims of intentional homicide in the 2nd largest city201654 
1.8.2p Size of city population in 2nd largest city------ 
1.8.3 Victims of intentional homicide in 3rd largest city201641 
1.8.3p Size of city population in the 3rd largest city------ 
1.9.10a Male persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, of age unknown20150 
1.9.10b Female persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide of age unknown20150 
1.9.1a Male persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 0 to 920151 
1.9.1b Female persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 0 to 920150 
1.9.2a Male persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 10 to 1420150 
1.9.2b Female persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 10 to 1420150 
1.9.3a Male persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 15 to 17201530 
1.9.3b Female persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 15 to 1720152 
1.9.4a Male persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 18 to 19201537 
1.9.4b Female persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 18 to 1920152 
1.9.5a Male persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 20 to 24201592 
1.9.5b Female persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 20 to 2420153 
1.9.6a Male persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 25 to 29201552 
1.9.6b Female persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 25 to 2920151 
1.9.7a Male persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 30 to 44201588 
1.9.7b Female persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 30 to 4420157 
1.9.8a Male persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 45 to 59201513 
1.9.8b Female persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 45 to 5920150 
1.9.9a Male persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 60 and older20158 
1.9.9b Female persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, aged 60 and older 20150 
110.1a National citizens (Males) brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide2015263 
110.1b National citizens (Females) brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide201510 
110.2a Foreign citizens (Males) brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide 201558 
110.2b Foreign citizens (Females) brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide20155 
111.1 Persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, previously convicted for any type of crime201441 
111.2 Persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, not previously convicted for any type of crime------ 
111.3 Persons brought into Formal Contact for intentional homicide, unknown whether previously convicted for any type of crime------ 
02. Violent Crimes
 
    
2.1.1 Serious assault (ICCS 020111), number of offences20142,333 
2.1.1x Serious assault (rate)201449.03 
2.1.2 Kidnapping (ICCS 020221), number of offences20144 
2.1.2.x Kidnapping (rate)20140.08 
2.2.1 Sexual Violence (ICCS 0301), number of offences20141,569 
2.2.1.1 Rape (ICCS 03011), number of offences2014552 
2.2.1.1x Rape (rate)201411.60 
2.2.1.2 Sexual assault (ICCS 03012), number of offences------ 
2.2.1.3 Other acts of sexual violence (03019), number of offences------ 
2.2.1x Sexual Violence (rate)201432.98 
2.3.1 Robbery (ICCS 0401)201452,156 
2.4.1a Male victims of serious assault by intimate partner or family member ------ 
2.4.1b Female victims of serious assault by intimate partner or family member ------ 
2.4.2a Male victims of serious assault by other perpetrator known to the victim ------ 
2.4.2b Female victims of serious assault by other perpetrator known to the victim ------ 
2.4.3a Male victims of serious assault by perpetrator unknown to the victim ------ 
2.4.3b Female victims of serious assault by perpetrator unknown to the victim ------ 
2.4.4a Male victims of serious assault in which the relationship with the perpetrator is not known ------ 
2.4.4b Female victims of serious assault in which the relationship with the perpetrator is not known ------ 
2.5.0 Female victims of sexual violence (ICCS 0301)------ 
2.5.0x Female victims of sexual violence (rate)------ 
2.5.1a Male victims of sexual violence by intimate partner or family member ------ 
2.5.1b Female victims of sexual violence by intimate partner or family member ------ 
2.5.2a Male victims of sexual violence by other perpetrator known to the victim ------ 
2.5.2b Female victims of sexual violence by other perpetrator known to the victim ------ 
2.5.3a Male victims of sexual violence by perpetrator unknown to the victim ------ 
2.5.3b Female victims of sexual violence by perpetrator unknown to the victim ------ 
2.5.4a Male victims of sexual violence in which the relationship with the perpetrator is not known ------ 
2.5.4b Female victims of sexual violence in which the relationship with the perpetrator is not known ------ 
03. Other Crimes
 
    
04. Robbery (rate)20141,096.18 
07. Theft (ICCS 0502)201419,702 
08. Theft (rate)2014414.08 
09. Theft of a motorized land vehicle (ICCS 050211) or parts thereof (ICCS 050213)20144,225 
10. Theft of a motorized land vehicle (ICCS 050211) or parts thereof (ICCS 050213) (Rate)201488.80 
11. Burglary (ICCS 0501)201432,424 
12. Burglary (Rate)2014681.46 
13. Burglary of private residential premises (ICCS 05012)20096,736 
14. Burglary of private residential premises (ICCS 05012) (Rate)2009150.09 
15. Persons brought into Formal Contact with Police20069,144 
3.1.1 Unlawful acts involving controlled drugs or precursors (0601), number of offences------ 
3.1.1.1 Unlawful possession, purchase, use, cultivation or production of controlled drugs for personal consumption (06011), number of offences------ 
3.1.1.2 Unlawful trafficking, cultivation or production of controlled drugs or precursors not for personal consumption (06012)------ 
04. Security Personnel
 
    
01. Police Personnel 201313,212 
02. Police Personnel (rate)2013280.75 
03. Police Personnel (Males)201311,334 
04. Police Personnel (Males, percentage)201385.79 
05. Police Personnel (Females)20131,878 
06. Police personnel (Females, percentage)201314.21 
05. Criminal Justice System
 
    
01. Persons prosecuted2013199,200 
02. Adults convicted 20148,869 
03. Juveniles convicted 2014435 
04. Intentional Homicide (Persons prosecuted) 2014477 
05. Intentional Homicide (Males prosecuted)------ 
06. Intentional Homicide (Females prosecuted) ------ 
07. Intentional Homicide (Persons convicted) 2014203 
08. Intentional Homicide (Males convicted)2014194 
09. Intentional Homicide (Females convicted)20149 
10. Rape (Persons prosecuted)20131,703 
11. Rape (Males prosecuted)------ 
12. Rape (Females prosecuted)------ 
13. Rape (Persons convicted)2014223 
14. Rape (Males convicted)2014216 
15. Rape (Females convicted)20147 
16. Professional Judges or Magistrates 20141,288 
17. Professional Judges or Magistrates (rate)201427.07 
18. Professional Judges or Magistrates (Males)2014621 
19. Professional Judges or Magistrates (Females)2014667 
20. Professional Judges or Magistrates (Females, percentage)201451.79 
06. Prison System
 
    
01. Adults Held in Prisons 201413,620 
02. Adults Held in Prisons (rate)2014286 
03. Adults Held in Prisons (Males)201412,865 
04. Adults Held in Prisons (Females)2014755 
05. Young Adults Held in Prisons (18-24)20122,884 
06. Juveniles Held 2014234 
07. Juveniles Held (rate)20118.16 
08. Juveniles Held (Boys)2014220 
09. Juveniles Held (Girls)201414 
10. Persons Held Unsentenced or in Pre-trial detention 20142,942 
11. Persons Held Unsentenced or in Pre-trial detention (percentage)201422 
12. Sentenced Persons Held201310,583 
13. Foreign Citizens held20131,989 
14. Foreign Citizens Held (percentage)201315 
15. Persons sentenced for Robbery ------ 
16. Persons sentenced for Robbery (percentage)------ 
17. Persons sentenced for Robbery (Males)20093,460 
18. Persons sentenced for Robbery (Males, percentage)200939 
19. Persons sentenced for Robbery (Females)200992 
20. Persons sentenced for Robbery (Females, percentage)200916 
21. Persons sentenced for Homicide2012167 
22. Persons sentenced for Homicide (percentage) 20122 
23. Persons sentenced for Homicide (Males)2012157 
24. Persons sentenced for Homicide (Males, percentage)20121 
25. Persons sentenced for Homicide (Females)201210 
26. Persons sentenced for Homicide (Females, percentage) 20121 
27. Persons held who were sentenced for drug related offences20112,788 
28. Persons held who were sentenced for drug related offences (percentage)201123 
29. Persons sentenced for drug related offences (Males) 20112,236 
30. Persons held who were sentenced for drug related offences (Males, percentage)201120 
31. Persons held who were sentenced for drug related offences (Females)2011552 
32. Persons held who were sentenced for drug related offences (Females, percentage)201173 
33. Prison Staff of adult Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions20143,234 
34. Male Prison Staff of adult Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions20133,349 
35. Female Prison Staff of adult Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions2013965 
36. Prison Staff of juvenile Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions2014220 
37. Male Prison Staff of juvenile Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions2013198 
38. Female Prison Staff of juvenile Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions 201358 
39. Official Capacity of adult Prisons20148,908 
40. Prison occupancy rate (percentage)2014153 
41. Official capacity of juvenile Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions 2014388 
07. Victimization Survey
 
    
01. Victimization Rate (%)201020.20 
02. Annual Prevalence Rate of Sexual Assault------ 
03. Women who experience violence (%)200360.00 
04. Women who experience sexual violence (%) 20037.00 
05. Prevalence of sexual violence by intimate partner20033.00 
06. Prevalence of rape by intimate partner ------ 
07. Annual Prevalence Rate of Robbery201412.90 
08. Annual Prevalence Rate of Burglary20146.70 
09. Annual Prevalence Rate of Car Theft20140.40 
10. Annual Prevalence Rate of Bribery------ 
11. Police Reporting Rate200823.10 
12. Police Reporting Rate for Car Theft201484.00 
13. Police Reporting Rate for Burglary201434.00 
14. Police Reporting Rate for Robbery201027.70 
15. Police Reporting Rate for Sexual Assault------ 
16. Police Reporting Rate for Bribery------ 
08. Demograhic Data
 
    
01. Total population 20164,857 
02. Female Population (total)20162,427 
03. Male Population (total)20162,430 
2.2.1.3 Other acts of sexual violence (03019), number of offences
 
    
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