QATAR - A SAFE COUNTRY!

Dracula
By Dracula

DEFINITION: Total recorded intentional homicides, completed. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.

SOURCE: The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention)

(Mod Update : Qatar is ranked 81 on the list with only 1 homicide. That's one list we're glad that Qatar is on the bottom of! Full list here)

Crime Statistics > Murders (most recent) by country
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Rank Countries Amount
# 1 India: 37,170
# 2 Russia: 28,904
# 3 Colombia: 26,539
# 4 South Africa: 21,553
# 5 United States: 16,204
# 6 Mexico: 13,144
# 7 Venezuela: 8,022
# 8 Philippines: 6,553
# 9 Thailand: 5,140
# 10 Ukraine: 4,418
# 11 Argentina: 3,453
# 12 Indonesia: 2,204
# 13 El Salvador: 2,024
# 14 United Kingdom: 1,201
# 15 Peru: 1,136
# 16 France: 1,051
# 17 Belarus: 989
# 18 Korea, South: 955
# 19 Germany: 914
# 20 Zimbabwe: 912
# 21 Jamaica: 887
# 22 Nepal: 826
# 23 Zambia: 797
# 24 Poland: 716
# 25 Yemen: 697
# 26 Italy: 644
# 27 Japan: 637
# 28 Romania: 563
# 29 Malaysia: 551
# 30 Canada: 523
# 31 Spain: 494
# 32 Papua NewGuinea:465
# 33 Kyrgyzstan: 413
# 34 Moldova: 340
# 35 Bulgaria: 332
# 36 Australia: 302
# 37 Lithuania: 293
# 38 Panama: 281
# 39 Costa Rica: 254
# 40 Bolivia: 248
# 41 Portugal: 247
# 42 Georgia: 239
# 43 Chile: 235
# 44 Czech Republic: 234
# 45 Sweden: 219
# 46 Uruguay: 217
# 47 Latvia: 214
# 48 Switzerland: 213
# 49 Azerbaijan: 212
# 50 Hungary: 203
# 51 Saudi Arabia: 202
# 52 Albania: 179
# 53 Netherlands: 157
# 54 Belgium: 155
# 55 Estonia: 143
# 55 Morocco: 143
# 57 Slovakia: 138
# 58 Finland: 132
# 59 Armenia: 127
# 60 Namibia: 126
# 61 Tunisia: 119
# 62 Burma: 92
# 63 Greece: 81
# 64 Croatia: 80
# 65 Austria: 65
# 66 Denmark: 56
# 67 New Zealand: 51
# 68 Norway: 49
# 69 Macedonia 47
# 70 Hong Kong: 38
# 70 Ireland: 38
# 72 Slovenia: 36
# 73 Mauritius: 26
# 74 Kuwait: 23
# 75 Oman: 15
# 76 Maldives: 8
# 77 Malta: 6
# 77 Seychelles: 6
# 79 Luxembourg: 4
# 79 Iceland: 4
# 81 Dominica: 2
# 81 Cyprus: 2
# 83 Qatar: 1

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur-crime-murders

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By Naseebfinder• 12 years 2 months ago.
Naseebfinder

Alhumdolillah Qatar is a safe country.

By KINGTOUT• 12 years 2 months ago.
KINGTOUT

i don't think this list is true !!

where is china then?

and where is egypt ?!!

I know that these 2 countries have a lot to reveal !!

By WitchStix• 12 years 2 months ago.
WitchStix

go zimbabwe :) # 16

By Dracula• 12 years 2 months ago.
Dracula

# 62 Qatar:0.00115868 per 1,000 people

By xhameel1• 12 years 2 months ago.
xhameel1

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_percap-crime-murders-per-capita

By Jaryz• 12 years 2 months ago.
Jaryz

been here for so long and it is really a safe place.... well compare to my homeland :(

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By anonymous• 12 years 2 months ago.
anonymous

UAE safer than Qatar?

By anonymous• 12 years 2 months ago.
anonymous

"I guess the 'unintentional' homicide by wreckless driving isn't included in these figures then?"

Nor the high profile murders, describing a few :-

-The high ranking offical who opened fire on both his half sister and their mother, just because he heard a rumor (he wasn't even charged, although the husband of his pregnant sister wanted justice, but never had it)

-The 8 month pregnant wife who stabbed her poor husband 18 times front and back with their kids only next door

(got out of house arrest in one year)

-The final & most recent one a pious woman had just deleiverd her baby a day earlier in the womans hospital suite on the 5th floor, the husband calmly walks in asks her mother to leave follows his wife to the bathroom and takes her life with a knife.

They all have a very BIG wastas and are apparently above the law here, so definetly that list is as redundant as transperancy.org is on corruption.

C'est la vie!

By anonymous• 12 years 2 months ago.
anonymous

Qatar has got a wasta system for everything . They don't have fair system for anything. I was cheated by my employers for such a big sum of money, but I couldn't even apeal.

Are you nuts?......no doubt I am crazy about you!

By daniele• 12 years 2 months ago.
daniele

china not present.

the communist r hiding also that numbers?

By Dracula• 12 years 3 months ago.
Dracula

can I ask you WHY?

what's your reason ?

By tendon_achilles• 12 years 3 months ago.
tendon_achilles

i dont think so....

By Porengge• 12 years 3 months ago.
Porengge

India at the top. Is there any statistics of which group who did this

By adey• 12 years 3 months ago.
adey

World champions at crashing cars

"Deaths in the Bible. God - 2,270,365

not including the victims of Noah's flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, or the

many plagues, famines, fiery serpents, etc because no specific numbers

were given. Satan - 10."

By DaRuDe• 12 years 3 months ago.
DaRuDe

is that 1 from Qtar?

By insister• 12 years 3 months ago.
insister

Yehheyyyyy, Afganistan is not included. Its time to celebrate and promote that country.

By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

It's a real incident. Some people in Qatar wanted to get rid of a friend of mine. They hired a crazy driver who hit him when my friend was returning back from his morning walk at Corniche, but he got away with fractured legs.No bystanders noted even his plate number (maybe the vehicle was moving so fast).My friend left Qatar after that incident.People don't report caricide here.

Are you nuts?......no doubt I am crazy about you!

By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

"FOUR TIMES more than 2nd place Kuwait!!!!!!!"

Wow, at last: Qatar is a World Champion! Bravo! Let the killing go on.

By heero_yuy2• 12 years 3 months ago.
heero_yuy2

The survey was conducted due to one nation's prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime. Either Qatar's law enforcement is not prevalent or nobody's willing to report a crime committed because it may possibly get you deported.

"Everything in this book may be wrong." Illusions: The Adventures of The Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach

By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

Like an Ex-Indian cricketer would say, Statistics are like Mini Skirts, They hide more than what they reveal.

Still Qatar is pretty safe country compared to most. Though don't agree with most of the others. Per 1000 people crime rate gave a better indication.

"Hurricanes are like women : when they come, they're wet and wild, but when they leave they take your house and car."

By adey• 12 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
adey

From today's Peninsula

"The Economist magazine’s annual book of global economic statistics and quirky facts — Pocket World in Figures. The 2009 edition of the book, often described as the fact-lover’s Bible, contains facts and data on 182 countries and profiles of more than 65 of the world’s major economies.

Qatar suffered four times more injuries in road accidents per 100,000 people than the second-placed country, Kuwait, and tied with South Africa for the most road deaths, the report shows. "

FOUR TIMES more than 2nd place Kuwait!!!!!!!

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Local_News&subsection=Qatar+News&month=September2009&file=Local_News2009090925324.xml

"Deaths in the Bible. God - 2,270,365

not including the victims of Noah's flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, or the

many plagues, famines, fiery serpents, etc because no specific numbers

were given. Satan - 10."

By xpressodoc• 12 years 3 months ago.
xpressodoc

but I thought this was more your type of music....

By Dracula• 12 years 3 months ago.
Dracula

Shhh i am sleeping now!

"Wake me up when September comes"

Here's the song:

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=709816

By xpressodoc• 12 years 3 months ago.
xpressodoc

I just posted it to bring things in to perspective...for a count who is a few centuries old, 9 or 10 years isn't a big deal...I mean to, Dracula 2001 would be like an hour ago...right drac???

By MikaylasMom• 12 years 3 months ago.
MikaylasMom

I doubt the authorities here report any crime statistics because it makes Qatar look bad. You all know as well as I do that there are murders here that no one talks about. So the figures for the study would be false I would say.

Motherhood...The hardest job you'll ever love! : )

By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

Nothing is more relaxing than flying like an Eagle in Heaven !!

lebanon is more safe than qatar? ohh cool heheh. but i dont think so.

By donosa• 12 years 3 months ago.
donosa

I saw it xpress... and it is actually not updated since 2000...

By madhatfx• 12 years 3 months ago.
madhatfx

this is data from 2002 we are almost into 2010......and this is a list of intentional homicide so does not reflect on total crimes committed.....still qatar it can be said is a satisfactorily safe place.

Pay special intention to this "Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence."......though it does show that crimes were committed the plus point is that people still possess enough faith in the law and judiciary to provide justice to them.

By Midfielder 4• 12 years 3 months ago.
Midfielder 4

xpresso thx for doing the per capital calculations is pretty meaningless without it.

Excluding road accidents and industrial accidents Qatar seems remarkably free of "random acts of violence."

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A wise young crackpot knows no fear - Ian Dury.

By alpha1• 12 years 3 months ago.
alpha1

qatar is safe country

By nephi2kph• 12 years 3 months ago.
nephi2kph

I AGREE with you...so far the safest country i've experienced..keep up the good work.

By smoke• 12 years 3 months ago.
smoke

I'm sure Qatar will be having more HOMOcides than homicides :p

Good Fortune always comes knocking at your door...when you are sh*tting in the toilet!! :)

_[]~SMoKE~[]_

 

By Dracula• 12 years 3 months ago.
Dracula

Traffic accidents are among Qatar’s leading causes of death.

Safety regulations in Qatar are improving, thanks to a more stringent traffic law adopted in October 2007 and a country-wide traffic safety campaign.

However, informal rules of the road and the combination of local and third-country-national driving customs often prove frustrating for first-time drivers in Qatar.

The combination of Qatar’s extensive use of roundabouts, many road construction projects and the high speeds at which drivers may travel can prove challenging.

The rate of automobile accidents due to driver error and excessive speed is declining but remains higher than in the United States.

In rural areas, poor lighting, wandering camels and un-shouldered roads present other hazards.

Despite the aggressive driving on Qatar’s roads, drivers should avoid altercations or arguments over traffic incidents, particularly with Qatari citizens who, if insulted, have filed complaints with local police that resulted in the arrest and overnight detention of U.S. citizens.

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1003.html

By xpressodoc• 12 years 3 months ago.
xpressodoc

Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.

By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

yes, qatar is safe........and full of idiots too!!

By novita77• 12 years 3 months ago.
novita77

Most of road causalties in Qatar is never reported .... How can you justify this data then?

By xpressodoc• 12 years 3 months ago.
xpressodoc

click here...

http://www.qatarliving.com/node/695594#comment-1093856

By donosa• 12 years 3 months ago.
donosa

Are these homicides an average for a year or what?? In relation to what population??

By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

yes xpressodoc...you are right! the war reaches out to them much before they could be caught by homicides

and with regards to Pakistan, I guess they dont do the killings in their own country.

By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

There is no name of my country "Pakistan"

Reasons are

1. Pakistan is a peaceful country....

Or

2. Uncountable Crimes..........

By xpressodoc• 12 years 3 months ago.
xpressodoc

it is pretty safe...lived many places before...never felt safer...but it is kinda hard to stay out of trouble with the law...you gotta be really careful 'bout what you do, what you wear, what you say...etc etc etc

By Pajju• 12 years 3 months ago.
Pajju

i think fake

By britexpat• 12 years 3 months ago.
britexpat

GO INDIA !

By xpressodoc• 12 years 3 months ago.
xpressodoc

well I guess deaths due to wars aren't included...guess this is a homicide index...not genocide...

By leilany2• 12 years 3 months ago.
leilany2

Owwws????? Qatar a safe country??? maybe.....

By GodFather.• 12 years 3 months ago.
GodFather.

Amazing.. There is No Afganistan, Iraq or Pakistan in the List? hmm

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HE WHO DARES WINS

By xpressodoc• 12 years 3 months ago.
xpressodoc

regarding Qatar that is...

hope you have a bloody day...

By xpressodoc• 12 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
xpressodoc

all the blood seems to have certainly gone to your feet...when comparing countries of differing sizes and differing populations you need to use a means of ironing out the odds before comparing...it's called per capita...so check this out...

# 1 Colombia: 0.617847 per 1,000 people

# 2 South Africa: 0.496008 per 1,000 people

# 3 Jamaica: 0.324196 per 1,000 people

# 4 Venezuela: 0.316138 per 1,000 people

# 5 Russia: 0.201534 per 1,000 people

# 6 Mexico: 0.130213 per 1,000 people

# 7 Estonia: 0.107277 per 1,000 people

# 8 Latvia: 0.10393 per 1,000 people

# 9 Lithuania: 0.102863 per 1,000 people

# 10 Belarus: 0.0983495 per 1,000 people

# 11 Ukraine: 0.094006 per 1,000 people

# 12 Papua New Guinea: 0.0838593 per 1,000 people

# 13 Kyrgyzstan: 0.0802565 per 1,000 people

# 14 Thailand: 0.0800798 per 1,000 people

# 15 Moldova: 0.0781145 per 1,000 people

# 16 Zimbabwe: 0.0749938 per 1,000 people

# 17 Seychelles: 0.0739025 per 1,000 people

# 18 Zambia: 0.070769 per 1,000 people

# 19 Costa Rica: 0.061006 per 1,000 people

# 20 Poland: 0.0562789 per 1,000 people

# 21 Georgia: 0.0511011 per 1,000 people

# 22 Uruguay: 0.045082 per 1,000 people

# 23 Bulgaria: 0.0445638 per 1,000 people

# 24 United States: 0.042802 per 1,000 people

# 25 Armenia: 0.0425746 per 1,000 people

# 26 India: 0.0344083 per 1,000 people

# 27 Yemen: 0.0336276 per 1,000 people

# 28 Dominica: 0.0289733 per 1,000 people

# 29 Azerbaijan: 0.0285642 per 1,000 people

# 30 Finland: 0.0283362 per 1,000 people

# 31 Slovakia: 0.0263303 per 1,000 people

# 32 Romania: 0.0250784 per 1,000 people

# 33 Portugal: 0.0233769 per 1,000 people

# 34 Malaysia: 0.0230034 per 1,000 people

# 35 Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of: 0.0229829 per 1,000 people

# 36 Mauritius: 0.021121 per 1,000 people

# 37 Hungary: 0.0204857 per 1,000 people

# 38 Korea, South: 0.0196336 per 1,000 people

# 39 Slovenia: 0.0179015 per 1,000 people

# 40 France: 0.0173272 per 1,000 people

# 41 Czech Republic: 0.0169905 per 1,000 people

# 42 Iceland: 0.0168499 per 1,000 people

# 43 Australia: 0.0150324 per 1,000 people

# 44 Canada: 0.0149063 per 1,000 people

# 45 Chile: 0.014705 per 1,000 people

# 46 United Kingdom: 0.0140633 per 1,000 people

# 47 Italy: 0.0128393 per 1,000 people

# 48 Spain: 0.0122456 per 1,000 people

# 49 Germany: 0.0116461 per 1,000 people

# 50 Tunisia: 0.0112159 per 1,000 people

# 51 Netherlands: 0.0111538 per 1,000 people

# 52 New Zealand: 0.0111524 per 1,000 people

# 53 Denmark: 0.0106775 per 1,000 people

# 54 Norway: 0.0106684 per 1,000 people

# 55 Ireland: 0.00946215 per 1,000 people

# 56 Switzerland: 0.00921351 per 1,000 people

# 57 Indonesia: 0.00910842 per 1,000 people

# 58 Greece: 0.0075928 per 1,000 people

# 59 Hong Kong: 0.00550804 per 1,000 people

# 60 Japan: 0.00499933 per 1,000 people

# 61 Saudi Arabia: 0.00397456 per 1,000 people

# 62 Qatar: 0.00115868 per 1,000 people

Weighted average: 0.1 per 1,000 people

By Dracula• 12 years 3 months ago.
Dracula

"TOP TEN":

# 1 India: 37,170

# 2 Russia: 28,904

# 3 Colombia: 26,539

# 4 South Africa: 21,553

# 5 United States: 16,204

# 6 Mexico: 13,144

# 7 Venezuela: 8,022

# 8 Philippines: 6,553

# 9 Thailand: 5,140

# 10 Ukraine: 4,418

By baldrick2dogs• 12 years 3 months ago.
baldrick2dogs

"Total recorded intentional homicides"

I guess the 'unintentional' homicide by wreckless driving isn't included in these figures then?

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