World Robbery Rates
Costa Rica had the highest number of robberies between 2004 and 2017 with a rate of 2042.5.8 robberies per 100,000 population. This was followed by Argentina at 960 robberies and the Belgium at 952 robberies per 100,000.
These numbers refers to the average number of police-recorded offenses between 2004 and 2017 normalized to 2012 population.
|Country||Robbery Rate per 100,000|
|Trinidad and Tobago||321.5|
Washington D.C. has the highest robbery rate of 344 robberies per 100,000 population, followed by Maryland at 161 robberies, and California at 137 robberies per 100,000 population. The top 10 list is given below.
|State||Robbery Rate (2018)|
|District of Columbia||343.8|
In 2018, 33.9 percent of robberies involved firearms and 7.4 percent involved knives, while other dangerous weapons were used in 9.2 percent of robberies. The largest segment was strong-armed robberies with 38.2 percent. These numbers are per 100,000 population.
|Weapon||Robbery Rate (2018)|
Cities with the highest robbery rates include Baltimore, MD with 836 robberies per 100,000 population, followed by Oakland, CA with 610 robberies and Wilmington, DE at 503 robberies.
|City||Robbery Rate (2018)|
|St. Louis, MO||473.16|
|San Bernardino, CA||446.82|
In 2018, about 19207 convenience stores in the US were robbed, along with 8888 gas stations and 4474 banks. The full list is given below.
|Location||Number of robberies (2018)|
|Street or highway||102433|
|Gas or service station||8888|
Belgium has the dubious distinction of the country with the most robbery rates in europe with 952 robberies per 100,000 population. This is more than 5 times the robbery rate of the next country France at 177 robberies. Portugal and Spain are next in the list at 174 and 163 robberies per 100,000 population respectively.
Within asia, Maldives has the highest number of robberies at 148 robberies per 100,000 population, followed by Kazakhstan at 80 robberies and Kyrgyzstan at 40 robberies per 100,000 population. These are average rates for the period 2004 through 2017.
|Macao SAR, China||32|
|Hong Kong SAR, China||18|
Robberies in Africa are highest in Cabo Verde at 789 robberies per 100,000 population, followed by South Africa at 357 robberies and Eswatini at 283 robberies.
Argentina had the highest number of robberies per 100,000 population of 960 between 2004 and 2017 (average). This was followed by Chile at 524 robberies and Brazil which had 491 robberies per 100,000 population.
Costa Rica in central america had the most number of robberies between 2004 and 2017 at 1043 robberies per 100,000 population, followed by Nicaragua at 413 robberies and Mexico at 401 robberies per 100,000 population.