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  • It would be difficult to go through life without committing a single crime.

  • Did you ever steal a candy from the local store as a child, spray-paint your name on

  • the wall of a building, or even break the speed limit?

  • These small, or petty crimes, will likely not land you in jail, however, a 2014 report

  • published by PolitiFact cited evidence suggesting that 70 percent of Americans had indeed done

  • something that could have landed them in jail.

  • The main reason: illicit drug use, of which a large part of American society has taken

  • part in at some point or another.

  • Habitual drunk driving was another reason.

  • According to the American Civil Liberties Union, a repeat offender could get a mandatory

  • life sentence in the USA even if the crimes were not what we consider major.

  • Today we will look at what we are doing wrong globally, in this episode of the Infographics

  • Show, Most Common Crimes Around the World.

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  • Let's start with the USA, a country well-known for its sometimes decried prison industrial

  • complex and that by far has the largest prison population in the world.

  • One in three adult Americans have a criminal record according to the FBI, but we should

  • know that having a record means just that, and doesn't necessarily mean that millions

  • of Americans were all convicted.

  • According to the FBI, a felonyrather than a misdemeanor such as speedinghappens

  • in the USA every few seconds.

  • The most common of which is theft and larceny, which makes up around 60 percent of all crimes,

  • and accounts for about 7 million instances every year in the U.S. Second on the list

  • was burglary, which makes up about 18 percent of American crimes, and in third place was

  • motor vehicle theft.

  • Next were aggravated assault and then robbery.

  • We should also note that these were crimes which were reported.

  • The Bureau of Justice Statistics said in 2015 that only 47 percent of serious crimes are

  • reported to the police.

  • As for smaller crimes, it's thought that around 41,000,000 Americans were issued a

  • speeding ticket in 2016.

  • This is generally thought to be America's number one minor offense, followed by Driving

  • under the Influence (DUI).

  • The U.S.'s neighbor, Canada, is very similar, with theft being top, assault second, and

  • breaking and entering coming in third.

  • Mischief is also up there, which according to a Canadian law website meansdamaging

  • a person's property without intending to steal it.”

  • What about over the pond in the UK.

  • The British media this year reported that the most common crime now is fraud and cyber

  • offense, with almost one in ten people these days getting stung online.

  • The numbers were compiled in a Crime Survey of England and Wales (not all of the UK),

  • and sought to find a more realistic crime figure as so many crimes (especially online

  • scams) are not reported.

  • They revealed that of the 11.8 million crimes committed, 3.6 million were fraud, 2 million

  • computer misuse, theft 3.5 million, 1.2 million relating to criminal damage, and 1.3 million

  • were offences of violence against the person.

  • As for reported crimes, UkCrimeStats.com gives us month to month data, which covers England,

  • Wales and Northern Ireland, but not Scotland.

  • Around half a million crimes are reported monthly with ASB, or anti-social behavior

  • coming top most months.

  • Those British hooligans just can't stop themselves and violence is the next most common

  • crime.

  • That is followed by theft (including burglary, car theft, shoplifting, robbery) criminal

  • damage and arson, and then vehicle crime.

  • The one thing that has shot-up recently in the UK is violent crime.

  • So, let's head over to more peaceful climes and away from the gun-toting Americans and

  • British bullies.

  • In 2017 one of the most amusing stories came from the Economist, who wrote that there were

  • so few instances of crime in Japan that the cops there had nothing to do and were bored.

  • The magazine stated cops would leave a “Honeypot,” which was an unlocked car in the street full

  • of cases of beer, just so they had something to stakeout.

  • The Tokyo Review took umbrage to this story, stating that around one in four Japanese women

  • are physically abused by their partnersthey just don't report it most of the time.

  • It also said while gangs, guns, and robberies were not common, rape, sexual assault, groping

  • and molestation were common.

  • According to the Japan Times in 2016, theft and fraud were the leading crimes, although

  • if you go to the Japanese US Embassy website, most of the crime warnings are related to

  • street scams and drugging in Tokyo's red light district.

  • In fact, if you read various media on what the world's most common crimes are, theft

  • is the top crime globally.

  • This is followed by assault and vehicle crimes.

  • Drug related offences are also up there.

  • If we move over to India, like Japan, instances of violence against women and rape are very

  • high.

  • The times of India reported that there were 93 women being raped in India every day.

  • India Spend reported in 2015 that indeed crimes against women in India were extremely common,

  • stating that such crimes are reported every two seconds in the country.

  • You may have read over the last few years that Sweden is the rape capital of Europe.

  • Donald Trump helped propagate this story with his comments on immigrants in Sweden and their

  • ostensible proclivity towards violence and sexual violence.

  • For their part, Swedish people took to social media to ask what he was talking about.

  • According to a lengthy Snopes report, “There is simply no data to show that Sweden is the

  • rape capital of Europe, or even that rape is on the rise in the country.”

  • Indeed, if you check out the Swedish government's crime statistics for 2016, not surprisingly,

  • theft comes top, offences against the person (this includes rape, but all other offenses

  • against a person too, such as assault), comes second.

  • Fraud, criminal damage and road traffic offenses come next.

  • Right now it's looking like the most common crimes are similar in every country, with

  • perhaps almost crime-free Japan and India's crimes against women being the stand-out nations.

  • Are any nations different?

  • Singapore is generally up there as having one of the lowest crime rates in the world,

  • but it does cane its citizens if they are found vandalizing things or even littering

  • in the streets.

  • In 2017, The Guardian published a crime story about Singapore that entailed Singaporean

  • police investigating a 60-year old man for leaving toothpicks in public bus seats so

  • other travelers would sit on them.

  • At the moment, the most troubling crime in the country is cybercrime, and that includes

  • online theft and fraud.

  • Can you go to an exotic paradise such as The Maldives and escape crime?

  • Unfortunately, we cannot find any official statistics for crime rates there, although

  • it's reported in various media articles that theft happens, and some of that is theft

  • relating to tourists.

  • According to statistics site Numbeo, tourists have been mugged, assaulted, robbed, and insulted,

  • while drug dealing and corruption also happens there.

  • You might be safe if you travel to the world's least populated country, which is the Pitcairn

  • Islands.

  • The 50-plus population don't generally get into trouble, and recently the island has

  • been trying to lure more residents to its picturesque beaches and hills.

  • But even there, in the middle of the ocean, the darker side of the human character exists.

  • In 2004, seven men on the island were accused of child abuse, and while in the past what

  • happened on Pitcairn usually stayed on Pitcairn, it was revealed to the world that a handful

  • of these male residentssome of ancestors of mutineershad been involved in egregious

  • crimes against young girls on the island and also computer crimes.

  • So, what is the most common crime in your neck of the woods?

  • Have you ever fallen victim to a crime?

  • Let us know in the comments!

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  • See you next time!

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