Cape Verde

Cape Verde Crime Stats


Death penalty > Abolition date 1,981 1981 1st out of 2
Death penalty > Last executed 1,835 1835 1st out of 1
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 8.1% 2004 3rd out of 12
Drugs > HIV infections amongst drug users 20% 2011 9th out of 65
Illicit drugs used as a transshipment point for Latin American cocaine destined for Western Europe; the lack of a well-developed financial system limits the country's utility as a money-laundering center 2011
Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,981 2012 17th out of 17
Murder rate 11 2007
Murders > WHO 10.7 2004 61st out of 184
Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence No life imprisonment sentence 2014
Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence No life imprisonment sentence 2014
Punishment > Has life imprisonment No 2014
Punishment > Life sentence under the age of 18 or 21 ?? 2014
Punishment > Maximum length of sentence 25 years 2014
Punishment > Minimum life sentence to serve before eligibility for requesting parole Varies, depending on sentence 2014
Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 5.4 2014 92nd out of 170
Violent crime > Murder rate 56 2007 89th out of 131
Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 115.77 2007 24th out of 126
Violent crime > Murders 56 2007 89th out of 131
Violent crime > Murders per million people 115.77 2007 24th out of 126

SOURCES: Last updated: 01/04/03; https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/WDR2011/World_Drug_Report_2011_ebook.pdf, World Drug Report 2011, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2011, p. 217.; Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Source tables; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Capital punishment in Europe (Abolition); World Health Organisation.; Wikipedia: Life imprisonment (Summary by country); Annexe I of the Small Arms Survey 2007 ; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.


Cape Verde Crime Profiles (Subcategories)

Punishment 6 Violent crime 5

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