In 2011, the reported murder rate in China was 1.0 per 100,000 people, with 13,410 murders. The murder rate in 2018 was 0.5. The reported murder rates have been criticized for under-reporting unsolved murders due to police salaries being based on the rate of solved cases.
Official statistics would certainly suggest that crime in China is extremely low. Murder rates in China are roughly one-fifth as high as in the United States. According to the official crime statistics there, all crimes are rare. China certainly feels safe.
Chinese law clearly stipulates that criminals are to be provided with a humane level of material comfort during their prison terms and that the staff in prisons and reform-through-labour institutions must handle criminals in a civilized manner. China strictly protects the due rights of criminals.
In 2018, number of homicides for China was 7,525. Number of homicides of China fell gradually from 25,983 in 1999 to 7,525 in 2018.
With the exception of individuals with hunting permits and some ethnic minorities, civilian firearm ownership is restricted to non-individual entities. Law enforcement, military, paramilitary, and security personnel are allowed to use firearms. Police are to use issued pistols only to stop serious or dangerous crimes.
Is living in China safe? Yes, many expats, especially women, find living in China is much safer than in cities like London or New York. Street harassment and catcalling is virtually unheard of for foreigners, and streets tend to be well lit at night.
All prisoners including criminals, political prisoners, and prisoners of conscience are subjected to torture and other forms of violence. The prisoners are subjected to forced labor, often under harsh and violent conditions.
China currently executes prisoners, tortures detainers and reform them through labour mainly due to its historical resistance to individual rights, its traditional approaches to protecting human rights and its political control of 'strike hard' campaigns.
China is undoubtedly the country with the most death sentences and executions, but the state media and courts only report or publish a very small number of death penalty cases.
For the most part, China is a safe place to visit, and crowds in public places should not cause any worry. Of course, small risks are still present, including petty theft and pickpocketing in tourist areas, as well as at train stations and on sleeper buses and trains.
If someone steals in China, he/she may be sentenced to public surveillance as the least serious penalty or life imprisonment as the most serious penalty, depending on the seriousness of the crime he/she commits.
Amendments to the Chinese Criminal Law in 2015 provide for life imprisonment without parole if they are convicted of extremely serious economic crimes, murder, terrorism, or hijacking. Those under 18 may receive a punishment of life imprisonment.
1. Venezuela. Venezuela has a crime index of 83.76, the highest of any country in the world. The U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4 travel advisory for Venezuela, indicating that it is unsafe to travel to the country, and travelers should not travel there.
PRISON AND LABOR CAMPS IN CHINA
It has 670 prison with around 1.5 million prisoners, including 19,000 juveniles. According to the Chinese Ministry of Justice there are 1.3 million prisoners in prison, which are often referred to as “reform through labor” camps.
Article 33 The principal punishments are as follows: (1) public surveillance; (2) criminal detention; (3) fixed-term imprisonment; (4) life imprisonment; and (5) the death penalty. Article 34 The supplementary punishments are as follows: (1) fine; (2) deprivation of political rights; and (3) confiscation of property.
Drug trafficking is among the few criminal offenses that that qualifies for the death penalty in China. people who smuggle, sell, transport, or manufacture heroin or methamphetamine in an amount greater than 50 grams can be sentenced to 15 years in prison, life imprisonment, or death.
In the mid-1980s rural parents were allowed to have a second child if the first was a daughter. It also allowed exceptions for some other groups, including ethnic minorities. In 2015, the government removed all remaining one-child limits, establishing a two-child limit.
A foreigner can only own one property in China, and that property must be residential. There are additional requirements by province and city. For example, in Beijing, you must pay taxes and social security for at least five years before you are permitted to buy a property.
All wild animals protected under the Wildlife Protection Law and other relevant laws of the People's Republic of China are prohibited from being hunted, traded, transported or consumed.