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Crime Rate in China: A Closer Look at the 2021 Statistics

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



In 2021, China recorded an overall crime rate of approximately 121.38, with the violent crime rate being 3.47.

According to a report presented by the Supreme People's Court of China to the National People's Congress in March 2022, a total of 1,715,000 individuals were convicted by Chinese courts throughout the year 2021.

As per official statistics provided by the Chinese government, the total population of China stood at 1,412,600,000 people by the end of 2021.

Based on this data, the calculated crime rate for China in 2021 is around 1.214. This indicates that approximately 121.38 individuals out of every 100,000 were involved in criminal activities.

The above crime rate includes both violent and non-violent crimes, ranging from minor offenses to more severe felonies.

Focusing solely on violent crimes, the courts in China handled around 49,000 cases in 2021. This translates to a violent crime rate of 3.47, meaning that approximately 3.47 violent crimes were committed for every 100,000 people.

The data presents a comprehensive overview of China's crime situation in 2021, shedding light on the prevalence of both violent and non-violent offenses across the country. Understanding these figures can aid in formulating effective strategies to maintain law and order and ensure the safety and security of citizens.


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Contributors: Guodong Du 杜国栋

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