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Americans top the world in the category of crimes. They also have the greatest number of burglaries, car thefts, rapes and assaults.

• 0.7% of Americans are currently in prison.

• You are 66 times more likely to be prosecuted in the U.S. than in France.

• Americans and Russians both lead the world in imprisoning people.

• Russia has almost twice the number of judges and magistrates as the U.S.—but the U.S. has eight times more crimes committed than Russia.

• The U.S. puts many more of its citizens in prison than any other nation.

• Per capita, South Africa has the most assaults, rapes, and murders with firearms.

• Two-thirds of the world's executions occur in China.

• Two-thirds of the world's kidnappings occur in Colombia.

• Venezuela is one of the happiest and most murderous places in the world.

• There are more than two jails for every 1,000 men in the Maldives.

• In Colombia, the average criminal sentence length is 137 years.

• In Australia, about one in three people are victims of crime.

• Saudi diplomats have 367 outstanding parking fines in Britain.


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