Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Crime perspectives

I finally got around to doing a crime comparison of Botswana with some similarly populous area in the U.S. - Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix has a population of 1.5 million, Botswana of 1.8 million. Here's how they compare in a similar time period, the month of January (2007 for Phoenix, this year for Botswana):

Phoenix - 17
Botswana - 20

Phoenix - 46
Botswana - 151

Armed robbery:
Phoenix - 386
Botswana - 204

Not a fair comparison, given that Phoenix is a city and Botswana is a country. Let's compare with 3 provinces, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island, total 1.8 million. Got these figures from 2006 annual stats, divided by 12.

Murder: 2
Rape: 114
All robbery: 86 (sorry, couldn't find stats for armed alone)

1 comment:

Marco said...

Good old Canada.

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