Crime at a Glance

in South Korea

Motor Vehicle Theft Rate in South Korea

To see data, click on the chart
motorvehicletheft-rate-1994-2005.JPGSource: Extracted from Korean National Police Agency’s Crime Analysis [Beomjoe Bunseok]. Annual report.

 

Six-Year Trends Comparison, Motor Vehicle Theft Rate in South Korea and the United States, 2000-2005

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US Data Source: FBI, The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Part I Index Crime http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius

Ciatation Information (APA 5th):
Byun, S. Motor Vehicle Theft Rate in South Korea. Retrieved [Access date], from http://ataglance.wordpress.com/2007/02/11/motortheft/

February 11, 2007 Posted by | Non-Violent Crime | Leave a comment

Larceny/Theft Rate in South Korea

To see data, click on the chart
larceny-rate-1994-2005.JPG

Source: Extracted from Korean National Police Agency’s Crime Analysis [Beomjoe Bunseok]. Annual report.

 

Six-Year Trends Comparison, Burglary Rate in South Korea and the United States, 2000-2005

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US Data Source: FBI, The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Part I Index Crime http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius

Ciatation Information (APA 5th):
Byun, S. Larceny/Theft Rate in South Korea. Retrieved [Access date], from http://ataglance.wordpress.com/2007/02/11/larceny/

February 11, 2007 Posted by | Non-Violent Crime | Leave a comment

Burglary Rate in South Korea

To see data, click on the chart
burglary-rate-1994-2005.JPG
Source: Extracted from Korean National Police Agency’s Crime Analysis [Beomjoe Bunseok]. Annual report.

 

Six-Year Trends Comparison, Burglary Rate in South Korea and the United States, 2000-2005

comp_kor_us_burglary-rate-2000-05.JPG
US Data Source: FBI, The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Part I Index Crime http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius

Ciatation Information (APA 5th):
Byun, S. Burglary Rate in South Korea. Retrieved [Access date], from http://ataglance.wordpress.com/2007/02/11/burglary/

February 11, 2007 Posted by | Non-Violent Crime | Leave a comment

Drug Arrest Rates in South Korea

The arrest rate for drug abuse violations declined since 1999.

Drug Arrestee Rate, 1993-2004
Source: The Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office, “The white paper about narcotic crimes,” Each year.

Notes:
(1) The rate of 2004 (15.8 per 100,000) falls bact to that of 1993 (15) and 1997 (14.8).
(2) The prosecution classify a drug into drugs, pomander, and hemp.

Citation information:
Byun, S. Drug Arrest Rates in South Korea. Retrieved [Access date], from http://ataglance.wordpress.com/2006/12/25/drug-arrest-rate-in-south-korea-1993-2004/

December 25, 2006 Posted by | Crime in South Korea | 1 Comment

Aggravated Assault Rates in South Korea

To see data, click on the chart
aggravated-assault-rate-1994-2005.JPG
Source: Extracted from Korean National Police Agency’s Crime Analysis [Beomjoe Bunseok]. Annual report.

Notes:
(1) FBI defines the Aggravated Assault as “an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.”

(2) Followed in this definition, nine provisions related to the Aggravated Assault were extracted from seventy three ones in the Violence category as which Korean National Police Agency regards seven offenses and other two Acts.

(3) Korean Criminal Code has seven offenses in the Violence:

  • Injury
  • Assault
  • Capture/Confinement
  • Intimidation
  • Abduction/Enticement
  • Extortion
  • Breakage.
  • Besides those violences, two Special Laws have been counted in the Violence: (1) the Punishment of Violences, etc. Act and (2) the Act on the Aggravated Punishment, etc. of Specific Crimes, which were enacted for rasing the penalty on serious offenders.

     

    Six-Year Trends Comparison, Aggravated Assault Rate in South Korea and the United States, 2000-2005
    comp_korus_aggravated-assault_rate1_2000-05.JPG
    US Data Source: FBI, The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Part I Index Crime http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius

    Ciatation Information (APA 5th):
    Byun, S. Aggravated Assault Rates in South Korea. Retrieved [Access date], from http://ataglance.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/assault-rate-in-south-korea-1990-2005/

    December 24, 2006 Posted by | Violent Crime | 1 Comment

    Robbery Rates in South Korea

    To see data, click on the chart
    robbery-rate-1994-2005.JPG
    Source: Extracted from Korean National Police Agency’s Crime Analysis [Beomjoe Bunseok]. Annual report.

    Note:
    (1) Korean criminal code has compound provisions such as ‘Robbery and Rape,’ ‘Robbery and Injury,’ and so on. This site extracted ‘Robbery” from those provisions and apply it to UCR herarchy rule, which the most serious one of offenses is counted. (see more specific explanation of the hierarchy rule from FBI)

    Six-Year Trends Comparison, Robbery Rate in South Korea and the United States, 2000-2005

    comp_korus_robbery_rate_2000-05.JPG
    US Data Source: FBI, The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Part I Index Crime http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius

    Overview:
    (1) The estimated rate of robbery for the United States in 2005 was 140.7, a decrease of 3 percent over the 2000 estimate.
    (2) In 2005, robbery rate for the United States was over fourteen times higher than the rate for Korea.

    Ciatation Information (APA 5th):
    Byun, S. Robbery Rates in South Korea. Retrieved [Access date], from http://ataglance.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/robbery-rate-in-south-korea-1990-2005/

    December 24, 2006 Posted by | Violent Crime | 1 Comment

    Forcible Rape Rates in South Korea

    To see data, click on the chart
    forcible-rape-rate-1994-2005.JPG
    Source: Extracted from Korean National Police Agency’s Crime Analysis [Beomjoe Bunseok]. Annual report.

    Notes:
    (1) Korean criminal code has compound provisions such as ‘Robbery and Rape,’ ‘Rape and Manslaughter,’ and so on. This site extracted ‘Forcible Rape’ from those provisions and apply it to UCR herarchy rule, which the most serious one of offenses is counted. (see more specific explanation of the hierarchy rule from FBI)
    (2) FBI defines forcible rape as “the carnal knowledge [sexual intercourse] of a female forcibly and against her will.”
    (3) Thus, in this analysis, forcible obcene acts or sexual attacks were not included in the forcible rape category.

    Overview:
    Forcible Rape rate per 100,000 population in 2005 was 7.7, a 24.8 percent decrease over the 2000 rate.

    Six-Year Trends Comparison, Forcible Rape Rate in South Korea and the United States, 2000-2005

    comp_korus_rape_rate_2000-05.JPG
    US Data Source: FBI, The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Part I Index Crime http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius

    Overview:
    (1) The estimated forcible rape rate for the United States in 2005 was 31.7, a slight decrease of 0.9 percent over the 2000 estimate.
    (2) In 2005, the forcible rape rate for the United States was approximately four times higher than the rate for Korea.
    (3) Two trend lines on the chart showed that the gap of forcible rape rates was slowly widening in South Korea and the United States.

    Ciatation Information (APA 5th):
    Byun, S. Forcible Rape Rates in South Korea. Retrieved [Access date], from http://ataglance.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/rape-rate-in-south-korea-1990-2005/

    December 24, 2006 Posted by | Violent Crime | 4 Comments

    Criminal Homicide Rates in South Korea

    To see data, click on the chart
    murder-rate-1994-2005.JPG
    Source: Extracted from Korean National Police Agency’s Crime Analysis [Beomjoe Bunseok]. Annual report.

    Notes:
    (1) Criminal homicide in UCR includes murder and nonnegligent manslaughter.
    (2) However, criminal homicide in Korean Criminal Code means only murder. The manslaughter is not included in the homicde, but subdivded; for example, there are compound provisions such as ‘Robbery and Manslaughter,’ ‘Rape and Manslaughter,’ and so on; they are classified into Robbery and Rape, respectively.
    (3) Thus, in this site, the manslaughter was extracted from those provisions, reclassfied into the criminal homicide, and applied to UCR hierarchy rule, which the most serious one of offenses is counted. (see more specific explanation of the hierarchy rule from FBI)

     

    Six-Year Trends Comparison, Criminal Homicide Rate in South Korea and the United States, 2000-2005

    comp_korus_criminalhomiciderate_2000-05.JPG
    US Data Source: FBI, The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Part I Index Crime http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius

    Overviews:
    (1) The criminal homicide rates for South Korea and the US showed steadiness.
    (2) The estimated criminal homicide rate for the US was approximately twice than the rate for South Korea.

    Ciatation Information (APA 5th):
    Byun, S. Criminal Homicide Rates in South Korea. Retrieved [Access date], from http://ataglance.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/murder-rate-in-south-korea-1990-2005/

    December 24, 2006 Posted by | Violent Crime | 10 Comments

    Violent Crime Rates in South Korea

    To view data, click on the chart
    violent-crime-rate-1994-2005.JPG
    Source: Extracted from Korean National Police Agency’s Crime Analysis [Beomjoe Bunseok]. Annual report; also you can find another statistics in English version on Korean National Police Agency, statistics in “Archive”

    Note:
    Four offenses were extracted from the source and adjusted to set to UCR Part I violent crime index: Criminal Homicide, Forcible Rape, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault.

    Overviews:
    (1) Between 1997 and 2000, violent crime rate increased sharply. During that time (December of 1997 to August of 2001), South Korea was under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout program.
    (2) Violent crime rate per 100,000 population in 2005 was 476.4, a decrease of 19.9 percent over the 2000 rate.

     

    Six-Year Trends Comparison, Violent Crime Rate in South Korea and the United States, 2000-2005

    comp_korus_violentcrimerate_2000-05.JPG
    US Data Source: FBI, The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Part I Index Crime http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius

    Overview:
    (1) The estimated rate of Violent Crime (per 100,000 population) for the United States in 2005 was 469.2, a decrease of 7.4 percent over the 2000 rate.
    (2) In 2000, South Korea had higher violent crime rate than the United States did (594.5 and 506.5, respectively). Since 2002, the rate for South Korea had been parallel to the rate for the United States.
    (3) In detail, violent crime for Korea and the US, however, had been quite different phases each other. In short, one offense, aggravated assault, led to high violent crime rate of South Korea while the other offenses showed lower rates.
    To view more specifics, click on charts below.

    Ciatation Information (APA 5th):
    Byun, S. Violent Crime Rates in South Korea. Retrieved [Access date], from http://ataglance.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/violent-crime/

    Criminal Homicide
    murder-rate-1994-2005.JPG
    murder and nonnegligent manslaughter
    Forcible Rape
    forcible-rape-rate-1994-2005.JPG
    rape
    Robbery
    robbery-rate-1994-2005.JPG
    robbery
    Aggravated Assault
    aggravated-assault-rate-1994-2005.JPG
    assault

    December 24, 2006 Posted by | Violent Crime | 8 Comments

    Property Crime Rates in South Korea

    To view data, click on the chart
    property-crime-rate-1994-2005.JPG
    Source: Extracted from Korean National Police Agency’s Crime Analysis [Beomjoe Bunseok]. Annual report; also you can find another statistics in English version on Korean National Police Agency, statistics in “Archive”

    Notes:
    (1) The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) of the US categorizes burglary, larceny/theft, and motor vehicle theft into property crime.
    (2) National Police Agency of South Korea classifies those property crimes into one item, “theft.”
    (3) In 2000, the Korean National Police Agency reformed police statistic system. After the innovation, the property crime rate showed of increasing sharply and then of stabilizing.

    Six-Year Trends Comparison, Property Crime Rate in South Korea and the United States, 2000-2005

    comp_korus_propertytcrimerate_2000-05.JPG
    US Data Source: FBI, The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Part I Index Crime http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius

    Ciatation Information (APA 5th):
    Byun, S. Property Crime Rates in South Korea. Retrieved [Access date], from http://ataglance.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/property-crime-rate-1990-2005/

    Burglary
    burglary-rate-1994-2005.JPG

    Larceny/Theft
    larceny-rate-1994-2005.JPG

    Motor Vehicle Theft
    motorvehicletheft-rate-1994-2005.JPG

    December 24, 2006 Posted by | Non-Violent Crime | Leave a comment

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