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Table 1 Burglary and theft annual statistics in 12 countries

From: More crime in cities? On the scaling laws of crime and the inadequacy of per capita rankings—a cross-country study

Country n Theft Burglary
\({\bar{y}}\) S \(y_{max}\) \({\bar{y}}\) S \(y_{max}\)
Belgium 588 60.84 286.51 4397 95.60 209.02 2721
Canada 283 1115.14 3393.88 37,150 293.90 791.13 7782
Colombia 513 182.04 1514.68 36,306 40.08 228.06 4856
Denmark 98 1157.67 3851.29 38,011 330.71 330.60 2157
France 100 8311.12 12,400.34 108,846 2389.94 2515.24 12,511
Italy 107 17,470.72 30,860.27 218,052 2217.50 2642.61 18,101
Mexico 1659 237.56 959.59 14,999
Portugal 279 51.38 86.91 850
South Africa 199 2305.23 8758.52 93,793 1190.03 3212.93 28,143
Spain 144 7846.72 25,111.99 236,026
United Kingdom 313 1763.43 1965.61 19,766 620.98 685.40 4825
United States 8337 471.82 2345.27 108,376 127.33 626.16 19,859
  1. Number of data points n, sample mean \({\bar{y}}\), sample standard deviation S, and maximum value \(y_{max}\)