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Crime Rate in China: An Analysis of the 2020 Statistics

Mon, 31 Jul 2023
Editor: C. J. Observer



In 2020, China reported an overall crime rate of approximately 105.81, with the violent crime rate being 3.26.

According to a report presented by the Supreme People's Court of China to the National People's Congress in March 2021, a total of 1,527,000 individuals were convicted by Chinese courts throughout the year 2020.

Based on official statistics provided by the Chinese government, the total population of China was 1,443,497,378 people by the end of 2020.

Based on this data, the calculated crime rate for China in 2020 is around 105.81. This indicates that approximately 105.81 individuals out of every 100,000 were involved in criminal activities.

The above crime rate encompasses various offenses, including both violent and non-violent crimes, as well as serious and minor offenses.

Focusing solely on violent crimes, the courts in China handled around 47,000 cases in 2020. This translates to a violent crime rate of 3.26, meaning that approximately 3.26 violent crimes were committed for every 100,000 people.

The data provides insights into China's crime landscape in 2020, highlighting the prevalence of different types of offenses across the country. Analyzing these figures can aid in understanding the security challenges and guide efforts to foster a safer society for all citizens.


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Contributors: Guodong Du 杜国栋

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