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Statistical Report of Crimes


Against Volunteers 2013
Table of Contents
Introduc on...................................................................
SexualAssaults...............................................................
Rape............................................................................
AggravatedSexualAssault.........................................
SexualAssault.............................................................
PhysicalAssaults.............................................................
Kidnapping..................................................................
AggravatedAssault.....................................................
PhysicalAssault..........................................................
PropertyCrimes.............................................................
Robbery......................................................................
Burglary......................................................................
The ...........................................................................
Vandalism...................................................................
ThreatsandStalking.......................................................
Threat.........................................................................
Stalking.......................................................................
InServiceDeaths...........................................................
Appendices.....................................................................
A:SeverityHierarchyandIncidentDefini ons........
B:Methodology........................................................
C:PeaceCorpsPosts................................................
D:DemographicsofAllVolunteers..........................
E:Global,Regional,andPostNumbersandRates..
F:CountryofIncidentcomparedwithPostofService

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Contributors
DarylSink, Chief of Overseas Opera ons, Oce of Safety and Security
DavidFleisig, Lead Security Specialist, Oce of Safety and Security
ElizabethLowery,Program Manager, Oce of Safety and Security
JenniferBingham,Data Analyst, Oce of Safety and Security
CountryDirectors,SafetyandSecurityCoordinators,PeaceCorpsMedical
Ocers,PeaceCorpsSafetyandSecurityOcers,andRegionalSecurity
Advisors

Introduction
Purpose
TheSta s cal Report of Crimes Against Volunteers 2013providessummarysta s csofreportedcrimevic miza ons
andVolunteerdeathsforcalendaryear2013.Inaddi on,italsoprovidesaglobaltrendanalysisofreportedcrimevic
miza onsoverthelast10years.Theobjec veofthispublica onistoprovideinforma onregardingthenumberand
typesofvic miza onsreportedbyPeaceCorpsVolunteers.

Measuring the Volunteer Population


The Volunteer popula on fluctuates throughout the year as new trainees arrive and seasoned Volunteers complete
theirservice(normally27months).NewPeaceCorpspostsareopening,whileotherpostsmaybesuspendingorclos
ing opera ons. To more accurately compare vic miza on data across posts, Volunteer/trainee years (VT years) are
usedincalcula ngincidenceratesbecausethismeasurementprovidesamoreaccuratecountoftheactualamountof
meVolunteersareatriskofexperiencingacrime.Whiletherewere8,073VolunteersandtraineesservingasofSep
tember30,2013,therewere7,209VTyearsincalendaryear2013.SeeAppendixBformoreinforma onregarding
calcula onswithVTyears.

Overseas Post Changes


Incalendaryear2013,Volunteersservedin67PeaceCorpspostsin72countries.Poststhatcloseoropenwithinacal
endaryearonlyprovidedataforthosemonthsinwhichVolunteersactuallyserve(seeAppendixC).

Data Source
ThedatausedtopreparethisreportwerecollectedthroughtheCrimeIncidentRepor ngForm(CIRF)andtheConsoli
datedIncidentRepor ngSystem(CIRS).TheCIRS,aninhousedevelopedapplica onbuiltusingwebservices,wasre
leasedinApril,2008andupdatedmostrecentlyinSeptember,2013.

Report Classification
Crime vic miza ons are ranked on a hierarchy ranging from Vandalism (least severe) to Death of a Volunteer (most
severe).AppendixAcontainsanoverviewofthishierarchy.Defini onsforeachincidenttypeareprovidedatthefront
ofeachlargersec oninthisreport.Thedefini onsusedbyPeaceCorpsarederivedfromtwoprimarysources:the
FederalBureauofInves ga onsUniformCrimeReport,andspecificallythatsystemsrapedefini on,andalsomul ple
yearsofdatacollec onabouttheexperiencesofVolunteersandtheincidentsthatcausedthemostemo onal,physi
cal,orfinancialhardships.Thesedefini onsarerarelythesameasthoseusedtochargeanoenderwithacrime,ei
therintheUnitedStatesorinthecountryofincident.
Informa oncollectedintheCIRSfallsintoninecategories,thefirstsixofwhicharecoveredinthisreport:

SexualAssaults(rape,aggravatedsexualassaultandsexualassault);

PhysicalAssaults(kidnapping,aggravatedassaultandphysicalassault);

PropertyCrimes(robbery,burglary,the andvandalism);

Threats;

Deaths(duetohomicide,suicide,accident,naturalcauseandindeterminatecause);

Stalking(mul pleincidentsoreventsaretargetedataVolunteerbyanoenderorgroupofoenders);
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Othersecurityincidents(includingharassmentandcrimesinaVolunteerscommunity);

VehicularAccidents(includingcollisions,overturnedvehicles,andpedestriansstruckbyvehicles);and

Crimesoccurringtostaoverseas.

Reportsareclassifiedintoincidenttypesinorderto:

Collectdatathatcaninformapplicants,invitees,TraineesandVolunteersonthetypesofcrimesaec ngVolun
teersineachpost;and

Iden fytrendsamongreportedcrimesforthepurposesofimprovinganddirec ngVolunteerprograms,training


andsupportsystems.

Regardlessofhowareportisclassified,allVolunteervic mshaveaccesstocareandsupportservices.

Important Changes in 2013


In2013,PeaceCorpsadoptednewclassifica onsanddefini onsforseveralcategoriesofvic miza on,includingsexual
assaults,physicalassaultsandpropertycrimes,aswellascrea nganewcategoryofstalking.Thesechangesocially
tookeectonSeptember1,2013.Reportssubmi edsincethatdatewereclassifiedusingthenewdefini ons,andold
reportswererenamedbutclassifica onofthosereportswasnotrevised.
Unlike other crime categories, stalking is not a single incident; rather, it is a series of incidents and events that are
linkedtogetherover me.Stalkingisconsideredanumbrellacategoryunderwhichreportsofanyclassifica onand
othereventsthatdonotrisetothelevelofareportablecrimecanbelinkedandcollec velycountedasastalking.The
individualreportsares llclassifiedandcountedaccordingtothedetailsofthespecificincident.
In addi on, Peace Corps modified its repor ng system to capture vic miza ons rather than reported incidents. For
example,ifathe involvedtwoVolunteersvic mizedtogether,inprioryears,thiswouldhaveresultedinonereport
with two associated Volunteer vic ms. Beginning on September 1, 2013, this same incident would result in two re
ports,eachwithoneVolunteervic m.Thischangewasmadetoensurethebestpossiblecompliancewiththerestrict
edrepor ngpolicyandtoprotecttheconfiden alityandrepor ngop onsofeachvic mwhenmul pleVolunteers
arevic mizedinasingleincident.Allpreviouslyreportedincidentswerealsomodifiedtothisnewstandardforcon
sistency;therefore,thenumbersandratesinthisreportarebasedonthenumberofvic msratherthanthenumberof
incidentsandcannotbecomparedwiththoseofpreviousSta s cal Reports.
Anoverviewofthemethodologyu lizedinpreparingthisreport,aswellasadiscussionofincidenceratesanddata
limita ons,canbefoundinAppendixB.

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Introduction
Overview of 2013
Worldwide,PeaceCorpsVolunteersreported1,629crimevic miza onsduring2013,oranoverallincidencerateof
22.1vic miza onsper100VTyears(Figure1).Therewere28reportsofstalking,whichalsoincludesomeofthevic
miza onsreportedascrimes,asexplainedonthepreviouspage/
Propertycrimescon nuetobethemostprevalenttypeofvic miza onreported(75.6percentofallreports),with
the saccoun ngfor42.0percentoftheoveralltotal,burglaries20.7percentandrobberies12.5percent.Ofthemore
seriouscrimesreported,therewere19aggravatedassaults,36rapesand20aggravatedsexualassaults.

Figure1:IncidenceRatesofReportedVictimizations2013
DeathbyHomicide
Rape*
Aggravatedsexualassault*
Sexualassault*
Kidnapping
Aggravatedassault
Physicalassault
Threat
Robbery
Burglary
Theft
Vandalism
Stalking

0.00
0.68
0.44
3.16
0.04
0.26
1.56
0.69
2.76
4.59
9.29
0.10
0.38

0.00

2.00

*Rate of female victimizations per 100 female VT years.

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6.00

8.00

10.00

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Sexual Assaults
Definitions

Rape:Thepenetra on,noma erhowslight,ofthevaginaoranuswithanybodypartorobject,ororalpenetra on


byasexorganofanotherperson,withouttheconsentoftheVolunteer.

Aggravatedsexualassault:Anotherperson,withouttheconsentoftheVolunteer,inten onallyorknowingly:

touchesorcontacts,eitherdirectlyorthroughclothing,theVolunteersgenitalia,anus,groin,breast,in
nerthigh,orbu ocks;OR
kissestheVolunteer;OR
disrobestheVolunteer;OR
causestheVolunteertotouchorcontact,eitherdirectlyorthroughclothing,anotherpersonsgenitalia,
anus,groin,breast,innerthighorbu ocks;OR
a emptstocarryoutanyofthoseacts

AND:

Theoenderuses,orthreatenstouse,aweapon;OR
Theoenderuses,orthreatenstouse,forceorotherin mida ngac ons;OR
TheVolunteerisincapacitatedorotherwiseincapableofgivingconsent.

Sexualassault:Anotherperson,withouttheconsentoftheVolunteer,inten onallyorknowingly:

touchesorcontacts,eitherdirectlyorthroughclothing,theVolunteersgenitalia,anus,groin,breast,in
nerthighorbu ocks;OR

kissestheVolunteeronthemouth;

ORa emptstocarryoutanyofthoseacts.

Consentmeanswordsorac onsthatshowaknowingandvoluntaryagreementtoengageinmutuallyagreedupon
ac vity.ConsentisabsentifforcehasbeenusedagainsttheVolunteer,theVolunteerhasbeenthreatenedorplaced
infear,ortheVolunteerisincapableofappraisingthenatureoftheconductorisphysicallyincapableofdecliningpar
cipa onin,orcommunica ngunwillingnesstoengagein,thatconduct.

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The following sec on provides a global analysis of re
portedsexualassaultvic miza ons.Incidenceofsexual
assault is expressed as vic miza ons reported by fe
males per 100 female VT years because women report
more sexual assault vic miza ons than men. In 2013,
93.8percent ofthereportedsexualassaultswerecom
mi edagainstfemaleVolunteers.Useoffemalespecific
incidence rates be er characterizes the risk of sexual
assault. In comparing yeartoyear data for rapes and
aggravated sexual assaults, incidence rates should be
interpretedwithcau onduetotherela velysmallnum
ber of reported vic miza ons perpetrated annually
againstPeaceCorpsVolunteers.
Inaddi on,trendsandratesarelikelynotstabledueto
changes in defini ons. As stated in the Introduc on,
reportsreceivedpriortoSeptember1,2013wereclassi
fiedaccordingtopreviousdefini ons, andalthoughthe
labelswerechangedtomatchthenewlyintroduceddefi
ni ons, the reports themselves were not reclassified.
Some of the biggest changes to defini ons which could
influencetrendsover meinclude:

Rape:a emptedrapeisnolongerclassifiedasrape.
This is consistent with homicide and aggravated as
sault,sincea emptedmurderisclassifiedasaggra
vatedassault.
Aggravated sexual assault: the previous defini on
included an op on for using the vic ms ac ons to
define this category, but that has now been re
moved. In addi on, touching of any body part in a
sexual manner was include in the previous defini
on, but it is now limited to touching of specific
bodypartsandanykissing.
Sexual assault: the previous defini on included
touchingofanybodypartinasexual manner. Itis
now limited to touching of specific body parts and
kissingonlyonthemouth.

OnSeptember1,2013,PeaceCorpsformallylauncheda
newprocessforrepor ngsexualassaults,knownasre
stricted repor ng. Under this op on, a Volunteer can
reportasexualassaulttoPeaceCorpsands llreceiveall
available support services, without dissemina ng the
Volunteers personally iden fiable informa on or trig
gering an inves ga on. Both standard and restricted
reports are counted in the summary tables for sexual

assaults, but the numbers of restricted reports are also


specificallystatedinthetext.
Beginning in 2011, Peace Corps has received considera
ble media coverage around the issue of sexual assault
andresponseandsupportservicesforVolunteervic ms.
Since that me, the Agency has ins tuted several new
trainingprograms;developednewocestoimprovethe
supporttoVolunteervic ms;andimplementednewpol
icies and procedures to encourage repor ng, such as
restrictedrepor ng.Itispossiblethatallofthiswillcon
nue to aect the number of reports of sexual assault
vic miza ons that are received into the repor ng sys
temforseveralyearstocome.
Arrest and prosecutorial outcomes for reported sexual
assaults are also detailed below. An important note
about outcome data: the Consolidated Incident Re
por ngSystemfunc onsasapointin merecord.Re
ports are not automa cally updated as the case pro
gresses.

I. Rape
GlobalAnalysis
Table1providesthenumberandratesofrapesreported
by female Volunteers. As noted above, only sexual as
saultsreportedbyfemaleVolunteersareincludedinthe
tableandgraph.
Male Peace Corps Volunteers reported 5 rapes during
2013,foranincidencerateof0.18vic miza onsper100
maleVTyears.
Table 1: SummaryRape
Victimizations reported by female Volunteers only

2013NumberofVictimizations
2013IncidenceRate(per100FemaleVTyears)
2012NumberofVictimizations
2012IncidenceRate(per100FemaleVTyears)
YearlyRateComparison(2012to2013)
10YearRateComparison(2004to2013)

31
0.68
32
0.64
6%
14%

There were 31 rapes reported by female Peace Corps


Volunteersduring2013,resul nginanincidencerateof
0.68vic miza onsper100femaleVTyears.
Figure 2 shows that the incidence rate for rapes re

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mained rela vely unchanged from 2004 to 2008. In
2009, a substan ally lower number of rapes were re
ported,thoughin2010thenumberreturnedtothelevel
previouslyseen.In2011,thenumberandrateclimbed
tothehighestlevelseensince2004,poten allyasare
sult of increased media coverage, new repor ng and
response procedures and addi onal training ins tuted
throughouttheyear.In2012and2013,thenumberand
rate declined, though both are s ll higher than the 10
year average of 0.56 vic miza ons per 100 female VT
years.
Figure2:YearlyRatesofRape(n=31)

Table 2: SummaryAggravated Sexual Assault


Victimizations reported by female Volunteers only

2013NumberofVictimizations
2013IncidenceRate(per100FemaleVTyears)
2012NumberofVictimizations
2012IncidenceRate(per100FemaleVTyears)
YearlyRateComparison(2012to2013)
10YearRateComparison(2004to2013)

20
0.44
9
0.18
142%
85%

There were 20 aggravated sexual assaults reported by


femalePeaceCorpsVolunteersduring2013,resul ngin
an incidence rate of 0.44 vic miza ons per 100 female
VTyears.

1.00
0.74

0.80
0.59
0.60

0.58

0.64
0.54

0.48

0.49

0.53

0.40
0.20

0.68

0.35
10yearavg:0.56

Figure3showsthatoverthe10yearperiod,therateof
aggravatedsexualassaultshasvaried,thoughthetrend
istowardshigherratesoverall.In2012,thelowestrate
of aggravated sexual assaults was reported of any me
in the last 10 years, but in 2013 the rate returned to
levelsseenpreviously.

0.00
1.00

Figure3:YearlyRatesofAggravatedSexualAssault
(n=20)

Rate of female victimizations per 100 female VT years.

10yearavg:0.33

0.80

Of the 14 total rape vic miza ons reported to Peace


Corps since September 1, 2013, 12 (86 percent) are re
strictedreports.

0.60
0.40

0.20

Outcomes

0.00

Volunteersin5ofthe36reportedrapeschosetoreport
tolocalauthori esand/orlawenforcement.Allares ll
underinves ga onorinthejudicialprocess.Oenders
havebeenapprehendedin4ofthevic miza ons.Asof
thedateofthisreport,noverdictshavebeenrendered.

0.40

0.36
0.24

0.25

0.25

0.46

0.45

0.44
0.26
0.18

Rate of female victimizations per 100 female VT years.

Of the 11 total aggravated sexual assault vic miza ons


reportedtoPeaceCorpssinceSeptember1,2013,4(36
percent)arerestrictedreports.

II. Aggravated Sexual Assault

Outcomes

GlobalAnalysis

Volunteers in 7 of the 20 reported aggravated sexual


assaults chose to report to local authori es and/or law
enforcement. One Volunteer later chose not to pursue
thecaseand2ares llunderinves ga onorinthejudi
cial process. In 2 vic miza ons, the state declined to
inves gate. Oenders have been apprehended in 4 of
thevic miza ons.Asofthedateofthisreport,2guilty
verdictshavebeenrendered.

Table 2 provides the number and rates of aggravated


sexualassaultsreportedbyfemaleVolunteers.Asnoted
above, only sexual assaults reported by female Volun
teersareincludedinthetableandgraph.
Male Peace Corps Volunteers did not report any aggra
vatedsexualassaultsduring2013.
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Sexual Assaults
III. Sexual Assault

Ofthe62totalsexualassaultvic miza onsreportedto


Peace Corps since September 1, 2013, 27 (44 percent)
arerestrictedreports.

GlobalAnalysis
Table 3 provides the number and rates for sexual as
saults reported by female Volunteers. As noted above,
only sexual assaults reported by female Volunteers are
includedinthetableandgraph.

Outcomes

Volunteersin14ofthe153reportedsexualassaultsvic
miza ons chose to report to local authori es and/or
MalePeaceCorpsVolunteersreported8sexualassaults
law enforcement. Four Volunteers later chose not to
in2013,resul nginanincidencerateof0.29vic miza
pursue the case and 9 are s ll under inves ga on.
onsper100maleVTyears.
Oendershavebeenapprehendedin4ofthevic miza
Table 3: SummarySexual Assault
ons.Asofthedateofthisreport,1guiltyverdicthas
Victimizations reported by female Volunteers only
beenrendered.
2013NumberofVictimizations
2013IncidenceRate(per100FemaleVTyears)
2012NumberofVictimizations
2012IncidenceRate(per100FemaleVTyears)
YearlyRateComparison(2012to2013)
10YearRateComparison(2004to2013)

145
3.16
130
2.60
22%
100%

There were 145 sexual assaults reported by female


PeaceCorpsVolunteersduring2013,resul nginaninci
dence rate of 3.16 vic miza ons per 100 female VT
years.
Figure4showsthatthisnumberandratearethehighest
reportedinthe10yearperiod.Higherratesin2012and
2013mayrepresentthebeginningofanupwardtrendin
reported sexual assault vic miza ons, perhaps influ
enced by new repor ng and response procedures and
addi onal training that have been ins tuted in recent
years.Before2012,theraterou nelyfluctuatedaround
an average of 1.79 vic miza ons per 100 female VT
years.
Figure4:YearlyRatesofSexualAssault(n=145)
3.50

3.16

3.00

2.60

2.50
2.00

1.58

1.83

1.68

1.91

1.88

1.80

1.80

1.82

1.50
1.00

10yearavg:2.01

0.50
0.00

Rate of female victimizations per 100 female VT years.

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Definitions
Kidnapping:Theunlawfulseizureand/ordeten onofaVolunteeragainsthis/herwill.Thiscategoryincludeshostage
taking.

Aggravatedassault:A ackorthreatofa ackwithaweaponinamannercapableofinflic ngmajororseverebodily


injuryordeath.A ackwithoutaweaponorobjectwhenmajororseverebodilyinjuryresults.Majororseverebodily
injuryincludes:
diagnos cxraysforbrokenbones,
surgicalinterven on,
brokenbones,
lostteeth,
internalinjuries,
severelacera on,
lossofconsciousnessOR
anyinjuryrequiringhospitaliza on.
A emptedmurdershouldbereportedasaggravatedassault.

Physicalassault:Aggressivecontactthatresultsinnoinjuryoronlyminorinjury.Minorinjurydoesnotrequirehospi
taliza on,xrayorsurgicalinterven on(includings tches).

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The following sec on provides a global analysis of all
reported physical assault vic miza ons. Incidence of
physicalassaultsisexpressedper100VTyears.
Physical assault defini ons have undergone several
changes in the past few years which make longterm
trendmonitoringdicult.Priorto2006,ifana emptto
takepropertywasaccompaniedbyana ack,thereport
would have been classified as a physical assault rather
thanarobbery.
Thenextchangeinvolvedonlyphysicalassaults.Reports
involvinganytypeofweaponuseorthreatofusewere
classifiedasaggravatedassaultspriorto2009,including
childrenthrowingsmallrocksorthreatsmadewithplas
c bo les. Since that me, assaults involving weapons
areclassifiedonthebasisofthepoten aloftheweapon
to cause severe or major bodily injury or death
(aggravatedassault)ornoinjurytominorinjury(physical
assault).
Finally, on September 1, 2013, physical assault catego
ries were collapsed from 3 to 2 (major physical assault
was folded into aggravated assault) in order to allow
more consistency in wording and categoriza on with
sexual assaults. Reports received a er September 1
wereclassifiedintoeitherphysicalassaultoraggravated
physical assault, while earlier reports of major physical
assaultwererelabeledasaggravatedassault.Thisisun
likelytohaveano ceableimpactonnumbersfor2013,
theelimina onofthiscategorymayimpacttrendsanal
ysisincomingyears.
Arrestandprosecutorialoutcomesforreportedphysical
assaults are also detailed below. An important note
about outcome data: the Consolidated Incident Re
por ngSystemfunc onsasapointin merecord.Re
ports are not automa cally updated as the case pro
gresses.

I. Kidnapping
GlobalAnalysis
Table 4 provides the number and rates of kidnapping
reportedbyVolunteers
Table 4: SummaryKidnapping
2013NumberofVictimizations
2013IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
2012NumberofVictimizations
2012IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
YearlyRateComparison(2012to2013)
8YearRateComparison(2006to2013)

3
0.04
3
0.04
10%
N/A

Kidnappingwasaddedtothelistofreportablevic miza
onsin2006,butnokidnappingswerereportedin2006
or 2007. Two vic miza ons were reported in each of
2008and2009;however,in2010and2011thenumber
reported returned to zero. In 2013, 3 vic miza ons
were reported as kidnappings for an incidence rate of
0.04vic miza onsper100VTyears.Duetothisvola li
tyinnumberandrate,notrendgraphisshownforkid
napping.
TwoofthereportedincidentsinvolvedVolunteersusing
transporta on who were not released when asked. In
thefinalreportedkidnapping,aVolunteerwastakeno
ofthestreetagainsthiswillandrobbed,andtheVolun
teerwasnotreleasedforanextendedperiodof me.

Outcomes
TheVolunteerin2ofthe3reportedkidnappingschose
to report to local authori es and/or law enforcement
and both are s ll under inves ga on. Oenders have
not been apprehended in any of the vic miza ons and
noverdictshavebeenrendered.

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II. Aggravated Assault
GlobalAnalysis
Table 5 provides the number and rates of aggravated
assaults reported by Volunteers. Due to the defini on
changes,onlythe5yeartrendfrom2009to2013isgiv
eninthetable.

ment. Three Volunteers later chose not to pursue the


caseand5ares llunderinves ga onorinthejudicial
process.Oendershavebeenapprehendedin1vic mi
za on. As of the date of this report, no verdicts have
beenrendered.

Table 5: SummaryAggravated Assault

III. Physical Assault

GlobalAnalysis
2013NumberofVictimizations
2013IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
2012NumberofVictimizations
2012IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
YearlyRateComparison(2012to2013)
5YearRateComparison(2009to2013)

19
0.26
27
0.33
22%
51%

Table 6 provides the number and rates of physical as


saults. Due to the defini on changes, only the 5year
trendfrom2009to2013isgiveninthetable.
Table 6: SummaryPhysical Assault
2013NumberofVictimizations
2013IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
2012NumberofVictimizations
2012IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
YearlyRateComparison(2012to2013)
5YearRateComparison(2009to2013)

There were 19 aggravated assaults reported by Peace


Corps Volunteers during 2013, resul ng in an incidence
rateof0.26vic miza onsper100VTyears.
Figure 5 indicates that the aggravated assault number
and rate have declined in the last 10 years, though the
overall decline in aggravated assaults since 2004 likely
reflects the two changes made to the defini on in the
past 10 years. Aggravated assault rates declined with
each defini on change and have con nued to decline
since.
Figure5:YearlyRatesofAggravatedAssault(n=19)
3.00
2.50
2.00

5yearavg:0.37

1.82

There were 115 physical assault vic miza ons reported


by Peace Corps Volunteers worldwide during 2013, re
sul nginarateof1.56vic miza onsper100VTyears.
Figure6showsadeclineinphysicalassaultsin2006that
reflects the first defini on change. Between 2006 and
2008,theincidencerateforphysicalassaultsshowedan
upwardtrend.Thistrendcon nuedfrom2009to2013,
thoughtheini alincreaseintheratefor2009waslikely
asaresultoftheseconddefini onchange.

1.56

Figure6:YearlyRatesofPhysicalAssault(n=115)

1.50
1.00

115
1.56
108
1.33
17%
27%

0.75*

0.78

0.50

0.90

3.00
0.53*

0.44

0.31

0.33

2.50

0.26

2.00

0.00

1.50
Rate of victimizations per 100 VT years.

5yearavg:1.25

1.00

*Change in definition

0.50

1.56
1.19

1.23*

1.14

1.33
1.06

1.05

0.70

0.63*
0.42

0.00

Outcomes
Volunteers in 8 of the 19 reported aggravated assaults
chosetoreporttolocalauthori esand/orlawenforce

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Rate of victimizations per 100 VT years.

*Change in definition

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Outcomes
Volunteers in 38 of the 115 reported physical assaults
chosetoreporttolocalauthori esand/orlawenforce
ment.EighteenVolunteerslaterchosenottopursuethe
caseand19ares llunderinves ga onorinthejudicial
process.Oendershavebeenapprehendedin10ofthe
vic miza ons.Asofthedateofthisreport,1guiltyver
dicthasbeenrendered.

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Property Crimes
Definitions
Robbery: Thetakingora emp ngtotakeanythingofvalueunderconfronta onalcircumstancesfromthecontrol,
custodyorcareoftheVolunteerbyforceorthreatofforceorviolenceand/orbypu ngtheVolunteerinfearofim
mediateharm.Alsoincludeswhenarobberthreatens,displaysorusesaweaponortransportstheVolunteertoob
tainhis/hermoneyorpossessions.
Burglary: UnlawfulorforcibleentryofaVolunteer'sresidence.Thisincidenttypeusually,butnotalways,involves
the .Theillegalentrymaybeforcible,suchasbreakingawindoworslashingascreen,ormaybewithoutforceby
enteringthroughanunlockeddoororanopenwindow.Aslongasthepersonenteringhasnolegalrighttobepresent
intheresidence,aburglaryhasoccurred.Alsoincludesillegalentryofahotelroom.
The : Thetakingawayofora empttotakeawaypropertyorcashwithoutinvolvingforceorillegalentry.Includes
pickpocke ng,stolenpursesandthe sfromaresidencethatdonotinvolveanillegalentry.
Vandalism:Mischievousormaliciousdefacement,destruc onordamageofproperty.Ifunlawfulorforcibleentryor
a emptedentryofaresidenceisinvolved,theincidentshouldbeclassifiedasburglary.

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The following sec on provides a global analysis of all
reportedpropertycrimes.Incidenceofpropertycrimes
isexpressedper100VTyears.
Arrestandprosecutorialoutcomesforreportedproperty
crimes are also detailed below. An important note
about outcome data: the Consolidated Incident Re
por ngSystemfunc onsasapointin merecord.Re
ports are not automa cally updated as the case pro
gresses.

Figure7:YearlyRatesofRobbery(n=203)
5.00
4.00

3.18*

3.00
2.04
2.00

3.10

3.03

3.32
2.84

2.65

2.34

2.76

1.79
8yearavg:2.90

1.00
0.00

Rate of victimizations per 100 VT years.

*Change in definition

I. Robbery
GlobalAnalysis

Outcomes

Table 7 provides the number and rates of robberies re


portedbyVolunteers.

Volunteersin146ofthe203reportedrobberieschoseto
report to local authori es and/or law enforcement.
NineteenVolunteerslaterchosenottopursuethecase
and118ares llunderinves ga onorhaveenteredthe
judicialprocess.In8vic miza ons,thestatedeclinedto
inves gate.Oendershavebeenapprehendedin12of
thevic miza ons.Asofthedateofthisreport,1guilty
verdicthasbeenrendered.

Table 7: SummaryRobbery
2013NumberofVictimizations
2013IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
2012NumberofVictimizations
2012IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
YearlyRateComparison(2012to2013)
8YearRateComparison(2006to2013)

203
2.76
190
2.34
18%
13%

Therewere203robberiesreportedbyPeaceCorpsVol
unteersduring2013,resul nginarateof2.76vic miza
onsper100VTyears.
As noted in the physical assaults sec on, a defini on
changeoccurredin2006thatresultedinsomeincidents
thatwouldhavebeencategorizedasphysicalassaultsin
previousyearsnowbeingclassifiedasrobberies.Figure
7 shows that the result of this change is an increase in
theincidenceratebetween2005and2006.Since2006,
the incidence rate for robberies has declined, though
therewasaspikeintheratein2010.

II. Burglary
GlobalAnalysis
Table8providesthenumberandratesofburglariesre
portedbyVolunteers.
Table 8: SummaryBurglary
2013NumberofVictimizations
2013IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
2012NumberofVictimizations
2012IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
YearlyRateComparison(2012to2013)
10YearRateComparison(2004to2013)

338
4.59
393
4.84
5%
35%

Therewere338burglariesreportedbyPeaceCorpsVol
unteersduring2013,resul nginarateof4.59vic miza
onsper100VTyears.

AsseeninFigure8,theburglaryratefor2013decreased
from2012.Theincidencerateforburglariesappearsto
have peaked in 2009, at 5.42 vic miza ons per 100 VT

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years,andhasmoveddownwardintheyearssince.
Figure8:YearlyRatesofBurglary(n=338)
6.00
5.00
4.00

5.42

5.09

4.82

5.26
4.57

4.23
3.39

4.84

4.59

3.18

3.00
2.00
10yearavg:4.54

1.00
0.00

Rate of victimizations per 100 VT years.

creased over the past 10 years, and between 2004 and


2013, the rate of the s increased by 14 percent. Alt
houghitisearlytosaywithcertainty,thethe incidence
rateappearstobestabilizingorevendecreasingfollow
ingmanyyearsofsteadyincrease.
While the causes for this are not yet known, possible
reasons include: among Volunteers, there may be satu
ra on of knowledge regarding the repor ng process;
eortstoprofessionalizesafetyandsecuritystaatpost
mayhaveledtogrowingconfidenceandtrust;andfinal
ly,increasedemphasisonsafetyandsecuritytrainingin
thelastfew yearsmay haveresultedinmoreemphasis
on training that provides tac cs for protec ng personal
property.

Outcomes

Figure9:YearlyRatesofTheft(n=684)

Volunteers in 238 of the 338 reported burglaries chose


to report to local authori es and/or law enforcement.
Fi y Volunteers later chose not to pursue the case and
180ares llunderinves ga onorinthejudicialprocess.
In 1 vic miza on, the state declined to inves gate.
Oendershavebeenapprehendedin35ofthevic miza
ons.Asofthedateofthisreport,7guiltyverdictshave
beenrendered.

12.00
10.00

10.40 10.41 10.46 10.46 10.36


8.14

7.29

8.30

9.29

8.84

8.00
6.00
4.00
2.00

10yearavg:9.40

0.00

Rate of victimizations per 100 VT years.

III. Theft
GlobalAnalysis

Table9providesthenumberandratesofthe sreport
edbyVolunteers.

Outcomes

Table 9: SummaryTheft
2013NumberofVictimizations
2013IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
2012NumberofVictimizations
2012IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
YearlyRateComparison(2012to2013)
10YearRateComparison(2004to2013)

684
9.29
841
10.36
10%
14%

Volunteers in 323 of the 684 reported the s chose to


reporttolocalauthori esand/orlawenforcement.Sev
enty Volunteers later chose not to pursue the case and
250ares llunderinves ga onorinthejudicialprocess.
In 2 vic miza ons, the state declined to inves gate
Oendershavebeenapprehendedin19ofthevic miza
ons.Asofthedateofthisreport,1guiltyverdicthas
beenrendered.

There were 684 the s reported by Peace Corps Volun


teersworldwideduring2013,resul nginarateof9.29
vic miza onsper100VTyears.
AsshowninFigure9,reportedthe shavegenerallyin

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IV. Vandalism
GlobalAnalysis
Table 10 provides the number and rates of vandalism
reportedbyVolunteers.
Table 10: SummaryVandalism
2013NumberofVictimizations
2013IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
2012NumberofVictimizations
2012IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
YearlyRateComparison(2012to2013)
10YearRateComparison(2004to2013)

7
0.10
1
0.01
671%
1%

There were 7 vandalisms reported by Peace Corps Vol


unteersduring2013,resul nginarateof0.10vic miza
onsper100VTyears.
Figure10showsthattherateofvandalismhasfluctuat
edsince2002,thoughreportsofthiscrimeappeartobe
rela velystablearoundthe10yearaverageof0.08inci
dentsper100VTyears.
Figure10:YearlyRatesofVandalism(n=7)
0.50
0.40
10yearavg:0.08

0.30
0.20
0.10
0.10

0.11

0.06

0.12
0.07

0.07

0.06

0.10

0.09
0.01

0.00

Rate of victimizations per 100 VT years.

Outcomes
Volunteers in 2 of the 7 reported vandalisms chose to
report to local authori es and/or law enforcement.
BothVolunteerslaterchosenottopursuethecases.An
oenderwasapprehendedin1ofthevic miza ons.

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Threats and Stalking


Definitions

Threat: A threat is made without physical contact or injury to the Volunteer. Threat occurs when the Volunteer is
placedinreasonablefearofbodilyharmthroughtheuseofthreateningwordsand/orotherconduct.

Stalking:EngagingacourseofconductdirectedataspecificVolunteerthatwouldcauseareasonablepersontoei
ther:
fearforhisorhersafetyorthesafetyofothers;OR
suersubstan alemo onaldistress.

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The following sec on provides a global analysis of all
reportedthreatandstalkingvic miza ons.Incidenceof
threatsandstalkingareexpressedper100VTyears.
Arrest and prosecutorial outcomes for reported threat
and stalking vic miza ons are also detailed below. An
important note about outcome data: the Consolidated
Incident Repor ng System func ons as a pointin me
record. Reports are not automa cally updated as the
caseprogresses.

Figure11:YearlyRatesofThreat(n=51)
3.00
2.50
8yearavg:0.85

2.00
1.31

1.50
0.98
1.00
0.50

0.05

0.85

0.80

0.77

0.77

0.67

0.69

0.08

0.00

Rate of victimizations per 100 VT years.

*Change in definition

I. Threat
GlobalAnalysis

Outcomes

Table 11 provides the number and rates of threats re


portedbyVolunteers.

Volunteersin21ofthe51reportedthreatschosetore
port to local authori es and/or law enforcement. Two
Volunteerslaterchosenottopursuethecaseand18are
underinves ga onorinthejudicialprocess.In1vic m
iza on,thestatedeclinedtoinves gate.Oendershave
beenapprehendedin3ofthevic miza ons. Asofthe
dateofthisreport,noverdictshavebeenrendered.

Table 11: SummaryThreat


2013NumberofVictimizations
2013IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
2012NumberofVictimizations
2012IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)
YearlyRateComparison(2012to2013)
8YearRateComparison(2006to2013)

51
0.69
54
0.67
4%
29%

II. Stalking
GlobalAnalysis

There were 51 threats reported by Peace Corps Volun


teersworldwideduring2013,resul nginarateof0.69
vic miza onsper100VTyears.
It is important to note that prior to 2006, only death
threatswereareportablecategory.Beginningin2006,a
newclassofthreatsknownasin mida onwasadded
asareportable category,resul ngin thesubstan alin
creaseinratesseeninFigure11.Theincidenceratefor
threats has been highly variable, reaching its peak in
2008,followedbyitslowestpointin2012and2013.

Table 12 provides the number and rates of stalking re


ported by Volunteers. Stalking was added to the list of
crimes reportable to Peace Corps in September, 2013;
thereforetheoveralldataseenherearenotreflec veof
the incidence for an en re year. Stalking is also dis n
guishedfromtheothercrimescoveredinthisreportdue
totheiraggregatenature.Astalkingisacombina onof
severaldierentincidentsorevents,someofwhichare
reported as individual crimes covered in previous sec
ons.
Table 12: SummaryStalking

2013NumberofVictimizations
2013IncidenceRate(per100VTyears)

28
0.38

There were 28 stalking reports by Peace Corps Volun


teersworldwideduring2013,resul nginarateof0.38
vic miza ons per 100 VT years. Since this is the first
year that stalking reports were captured, there is no

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trenddatatoreport.
Outcomes
Volunteers in 12 of the 28 reported stalking vic miza
onschosetoreporttolocalauthori esand/orlawen
forcement. ThreeVolunteerslaterchosenottopursue
thecaseand8areunderinves ga onorinthejudicial
process.Oendershave beenapprehendedin4ofthe
vic miza ons.Asofthedateofthisreport,1guiltyver
dicthasbeenrendered.

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In-Service Deaths
Definitions
VolunteerDeathsby:
Homicide:Thewillful(nonnegligent)killingofaVolunteerbyanotherperson.
Suicide:TheactofaVolunteerkillinghim/herselfinten onally.
Accident:DeathofaVolunteerduetouninten onalinjury.
Naturalcause:DeathofaVolunteerduetoillnessornaturalcause.
Indeterminatecause:DeathofaVolunteerpendingfurtherinves ga ontoestablishcauseofdeath.Deathscatego
rizedasthistypewillberevisiteda er6monthsandrecategorizedasdeathduetohomicide,suicide,accidentor
illness,iftheinforma onisavailable.

Volunteerdeathconsistsofthecategorieshomicide,suicide,accidentaldeath,deathduetonaturalcausesanddeath
duetoindeterminatecauses.
From1961through2013,therehavebeen24homicidesinthePeaceCorps.In2013,therewere4inservicedeaths:3
due to natural causes and 1 due to accident. In the fiveyear period from 2009 to 2013, there were 16 Volunteer
deaths:6accidentaldeaths,2homicides,and8deathsduetonaturalcauses.Figure12showsalldeathsinserviceof
PeaceCorpsVolunteersfrom1962to2013.

Figure12:NumberofDeathsinServicebyYear,19622013
16
14

14
14

13 13

12

13 13

13

11

11
10

10

99

77

7
6

5
4

4 4

3
2

2
0

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2
1

5
4

33

3
2 2

2
1

2
1 1

33
2
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Appendices
AppendixA:Classifica onHierarchy

AppendixB:Methodology

AppendixC:PeaceCorpsPosts,2013

AppendixD:DemographicsofAllVolunteers,2013

AppendixE:Global,Regional,andPostCrimeNumbersandRates,2013

AppendixF:CountryofIncidentComparedwithPostofService,2013

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Appendix A: Classification Hierarchy

Hierarchy Rule
ThePeaceCorpsusesahierarchyruleinclassifyingreports,similartothatusedbytheFederalBureauofInves ga on
initsUniformCrimeRepor ngsystem.Whenasingleoenseiscommi ed,thereportisclassifiedaccordingtothe
detailsofthatoense.However,inmul pleoensesitua ons,thehierarchyrulerequiresthatthereporterlocatethe
classifica onthatisclosesttothetopofthehierarchyandusethatclassifica onfortheen rereport,ratherthanmul
ple,lesssevereclassifica ons.Thisdoesnotaectthechargesthatanoendermayincuraccordingtolocallaw.
Stalkingisanaggregateofmul pleincidentsand/oreventsthatoccurtoaVolunteerandisnotpartoftheclassifica
onhierarchy.Anyincidentofanyclassifica onlevelcanbelinkedtoareportofstalking.

Classification Hierarchy
VolunteerDeath

Kidnapping

Rape

AggravatedSexualAssault

Robbery

AggravatedAssault

SexualAssault

PhysicalAssault

Burglary

Threat

The

Vandalism

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Appendix B: Methodology
Data Analysis
TheCrimeSta s csandAnalysisUnitwithintheOceofSafetyandSecurityconductsamul stepqualityassurance
processtomi gateerrorsinherenttothedatacollec onprocess(i.e.,respondenterrors,nonresponseerrors,misclas
sifica ons,etc.).Eachreportreceivedatheadquartersisreviewedfor:1)appropriateclassifica on;and2)discrepan
ciesbetweenthesummaryandtheclosedendedques ons(i.e.,ques onswithmul plechoiceresponses).Dataare
revieweddailyformisclassifica on,inconsistencies,errorsormissingdataandaresentbacktothesubmi erforcor
rec onorclarifica on.
The Sta s cal Report of Crimes Against Volunteers 2013 displays data from six categories of reported vic miza ons
reportedbyVolunteers:sexualassaults,physicalassaults,propertycrimes,threats,stalkingandVolunteerdeaths.Inci
denceratesandglobaltrendanalysesareprovidedineachofthefourlargestcategories. This reportincludesthree
periodsofdatacollec onandanalysis:the2013calendaryear,the8yearperiodfrom20062013,andthe10yearpe
riodfrom20042013.Analyzingmul ple meperiodsprovidesabe erunderstandingofareasoffluctua onandlong
standingvic miza ontrends.DataforthisreportarecurrentasofMay5,2014.Longitudinaldataarerepresentedin
sca erplotsthatprovidevic miza onratesforeachyear.Withineachsca erplot,atrendlineapproximatesthebest
fitlinethroughthedatapoints.

Incidence Rates

Incidence Rate =

(Number of reported victimizations VT Years) x 100

Incidenceratesaremoreaccurateforcompara vepurposesthantherawnumberofvic miza ons.Byrepor nginci


dencerates(i.e.,thenumberofreportedvic miza onsasafunc onofthenumberofVolunteersservinginagiven
postover me), more meaningfulcomparisonscanbemadeacrossPeace Corpspostsorregionsthathave diering
numbers of Volunteers. For example, 25 reported aggravated assaults aect a higher percentage of Volunteers at a
postwith100Volunteersthanapostwith200Volunteers.
Furthermore,incidenceratesarecalculatedusingVTyears,whicharemoreaccuratethanusingthepopula onofVol
unteersatpostintheratedenominator.TheVTyearcalcula onconsidersthelengthof meVolunteerswereatpost
andatrisk.AVTyearincludestheamountof meaVolunteer/traineeservedduringagivenyearbetweenthestartof
domes ctraining(staging)throughtheendofservice.Forexample,ifaVolunteerleavesa ersixmonths,heorshe
isonlyatriskduringthatsixmonthperiod,andonlyhalf(0.5)ofaVTyeariscontributedtotheratedenominator.Ifa
Volunteerstaysthefullyear,onefull(1.0)VTyeariscontributed.Unlessotherwisenotedinthereport,incidencerates
arereportedasincidentsper100Volunteer/trainee(VT)years.

Data Limitations
Therearethreelimita onstointerpre ngthedatainthisreportthatthereadershouldbearinmind.
Thefirstlimita onrelatestotheselec verepor ngofcrimesbyVolunteers.Inreviewingthefrequencyofvic miza
ons,thereadershouldkeepinmindthatthesearethenumbersforreportedvic miza ons.Vic miza onandVolun
teersurveyfindingsconsistentlyshowthatunderrepor ngofcrimesdoesoccur.Relatedtotheselfreportednatureof
therepor ngprocessisthepoten alformisclassifica onofreports.Reportsareclassifiedbasedontheinforma on
providedbytheVolunteer,whichcouldleadtoinaccurateclassifica onifaVolunteerdoesnotprovideallnecessary
andrelevantinforma on.Theincidentdefini onsareincludedinAppendixA.
Thesecondlimita onismoreofacau onarynoteandrelatestocomparingincidenceratesacrossPeaceCorpsposts.
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Appendix B: Methodology
Whiletheuseofincidenceratesdoesallowformorecomparisonsthantheuseofrawnumbers,cau onshoulds llbe
usedwhencomparingratesforpostswithlimitedVTyears,suchasSamoa(17VTyears),becausetheyappeardrama
callyhigherwhencomparedtoratesforpostswithgreaterVTyears,suchasSenegal(244VTyears),evenwhenthe
numberofreportsissmall.Toillustrate,anincreasefromonethe totwothe satapostwith25VTyearsresultsin
thethe incidencerateincreasingfrom4.0to8.0incidentsper100VTyears.Whereas,withalargepostwith175VT
years,thethe incidenceratewouldincreasefrom0.6to1.1per100VTyears.In2013,therewere10posts(15per
cent)withfewerthan50VTyears.Inaddi on,ratesbasedonasmallnumberofreports(fewerthan30),suchasag
gravatedassault,shouldbeinterpretedwithcau onastheymaynotbeanaccurateindicatorofrisk.AppendixEpro
videsthenumberofreportedvic miza onsandthenumberofVTyearscontributedbyeachpostin2013.
Athirdlimita oninvolvestheanalysisofthedatabytheVolunteerspostofservice.Thevastmajorityofvic miza ons
occurintheVolunteerspostofservice.However,crimesagainstVolunteersdohappenoutsidetheirpostofservice;
forexample, whenaVolunteerisvaca oninginanothercountry.Thepercentageofvic miza onsoccurringoutside
theVolunteerspostofserviceistypically3percentorless(AppendixF).

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Appendix C: Peace Corps Posts and Regions (2013)

Africa
Benin
Botswana
BurkinaFaso
Cameroon
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guinea
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali*
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger*
Rwanda
Senegal
SierraLeone
SouthAfrica
Swaziland
Tanzania
TheGambia
Togo
Uganda
Zambia

*
**
***

Europe,
Mediterranean
and Asia
Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bulgaria***
Cambodia
China
Georgia
Indonesia
Jordan
KyrgyzRepublic
Macedonia
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Nepal
Philippines
Romania***
Thailand
Ukraine

PeaceCorpspostssuspended:
PeaceCorpspostsopenedorreopened:
PeaceCorpspostsclosed:

Inter-America
and the
Pacific
Belize
Colombia
CostaRica
DominicanRepublic
EasternCaribbean
Ecuador
ElSalvador
Fiji
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras***
Jamaica
Mexico
Micronesia
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Samoa
Suriname***
Tonga
Vanuatu

Mali,Niger
Bulgaria,Honduras,Romania,Suriname

Note:Programsnotedabovedonotprovidedataforafullcalendaryear,soincidenceofreportedvic miza onsfor


thesepostsshouldbeinterpretedcau ously.

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Appendix D: Demographics of All Volunteers (2013)

Dem ographic Characteristic


Men
Women
RacialMinorityVolunteers/Trainees
Seniors(50+)
OldestVolunteer
Age:Average/Median/MostCommon

Ethnicity :
Caucasian
Hispanic
AsianAmerican
AfricanAmerican
MixedEthnicity
NativeAmerican
NotSpecified

Dem ographic Characteristic

2,673
4,536
1,602
547
79
28.7/25/24

37
63
24
8

Marital status:
Single
Married
Divorced
Engaged
Married/servingalone
Widowed
Married/whileserving

6,257
491
319
30
64
44
4

87
7
4
<1
<1
<1
<1

5,122
622
329
398
242
11
485

76
9
5
6
4
<1
N/A

Age:
2029
3039
4049
5059
6069
7079

5,837
694
131
173
318
56

81
10
2
2
4
<1

Notes:
1.As reportedonSeptember30,2013.
2.N=Volunteers i nthefiel d.ReportedbythePea ceCorps 'Offi ceof
Strategi cInformati on,Res ea rch,a ndPla nni ng.
3.Somepercenta ges donota ddto100duetoroundi ng.

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Appendix E: Global, Regional, and Post Crime Numbers and Rates


(2013)
Sexual Assault Numbers and Incidence Rates (2013)
Global
All Posts of Service

Female
VT
Years

Rape
Number Rate

4452

36

0.81

Aggravated
Sexual Assault
Number Rate
20

0.45

All Sexual
Assault

Sexual Assault
Number Rate
153

3.44

Number Rate
209

4.69

Africa Region
Post of Service

BENIN
BOTSWANA
BURKINAFASO
CAMEROON
ETHIOPIA
GHANA
GUINEA
KENYA
LESOTHO
LIBERIA
MADAGASCAR
MALAWI
MALI**
MOZAMBIQUE
NAMIBIA
NIGER**
RWANDA
SENEGAL
SIERRALEONE
SOUTHAFRICA
SWAZILAND
TANZANIA
THEGAMBIA
TOGO
UGANDA
ZAMBIA
TOTALAFRICA

Female
VT
Years
84
103
82
107
125
92
65
73
62
39
82
73
0
112
71
0
65
169
39
108
53
100
48
51
97
160
2061

Rape
Number Rate
1
1.19
2
1.95
2
2.43
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
1.08
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
1.62
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
2
1.78
0
0.00
0
0.00
2
3.06
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
2.07
1
1.96
0
0.00
2
1.25
15
0.73

Aggravated
Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

Number Rate
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
1.54
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
0.89
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
2.58
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
3
6.20
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
6
0.29

Number Rate
0
0.00
2
1.95
1
1.21
1
0.94
6
4.79
1
1.08
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
6
8.24
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
1.40
0
0.00
2
3.06
5
2.95
0
0.00
8
7.39
1
1.88
1
1.00
1
2.07
1
1.96
0
0.00
0
0.00
37
1.80

All Sexual
Assault
Number
1
4
3
1
6
2
1
0
1
0
0
6
0
3
1
0
4
5
1
8
1
1
5
2
0
2
58

Rate
1.19
3.90
3.64
0.94
4.79
2.17
1.54
0.00
1.62
0.00
0.00
8.24
0.00
2.67
1.40
0.00
6.11
2.95
2.58
7.39
1.88
1.00
10.33
3.92
0.00
1.25
2.81

Notes
1.* Peace Corps posts opened or reopened in calendar year 2013: N/A
2.** Peace Corps posts suspended or closed in calendar year 2013: Bulgaria, Honduras, Mali, Niger, Romania, Suriname
3. For Sexual Assaults, incidence rates are per 100 Female VT years.
For Physical Assaults, Stalking, Threats, and Property Crimes, incidence rates are per 100 VT years.
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(2013)
Sexual Assault Numbers and Incidence Rates (2013)
(cont'd)
Global
All Posts of Service

Female
VT
Years

Aggravated
Sexual Assault

Rape
Number Rate

4452

36

0.81

Number Rate
20

0.45

All Sexual
Assault

Sexual Assault
Number Rate
153

3.44

Number Rate
209

4.69

EMA Region
Post of Service

Female
VT
Years

Aggravated
Sexual Assault

Rape
Number Rate

ALBANIA
ARMENIA
AZERBAIJAN
BULGARIA**
CAMBODIA
CHINA
GEORGIA
INDONESIA
JORDAN
KYRGYZREPUBLIC
MACEDONIA
MOLDOVA
MONGOLIA
MOROCCO
NEPAL
PHILIPPINES
ROMANIA**
THAILAND
UKRAINE
TOTALEMA

47
52
64
12
64
75
49
51
35
43
48
65
62
147
12
91
12
64
178
1171

1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
1
7

2.12
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.34
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
3.24
1.36
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.56
0.60

Number Rate
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
1
7

2.12
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.57
0.00
0.00
1.95
0.00
0.00
2.07
0.00
0.00
1.36
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.56
0.60

All Sexual
Assault

Sexual Assault
Number Rate
12
2
7
0
1
5
5
10
2
7
2
9
6
12
1
1
0
3
1
86

25.41
3.81
10.92
0.00
1.57
6.68
10.13
19.46
5.75
16.40
4.15
13.92
9.73
8.16
8.48
1.10
0.00
4.67
0.56
7.35

Number Rate
14
2
7
0
2
6
5
11
2
7
3
9
8
16
1
1
0
3
3
100

29.64
3.81
10.92
0.00
3.14
8.02
10.13
21.40
5.75
16.40
6.22
13.92
12.98
10.88
8.48
1.10
0.00
4.67
1.68
8.54

Notes
1.* Peace Corps posts opened or reopened in calendar year 2013: N/A
2.** Peace Corps posts suspended or closed in calendar year 2013: Bulgaria, Honduras, Mali, Niger, Romania, Suriname
3. For Sexual Assaults, incidence rates are per 100 Female VT years.
For Physical Assaults, Stalking, Threats, and Property Crimes, incidence rates are per 100 VT years.

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Appendix E: Global, Regional, and Post Crime Numbers and Rates


(2013)
Sexual Assault Numbers and Incidence Rates (2013)
(cont'd)
Global
All Posts of Service

Female
VT
Years

Aggravated
Sexual Assault

Rape
Number Rate

4452

36

0.81

Number Rate
20

0.45

All Sexual
Assault

Sexual Assault
Number Rate
153

3.44

Number Rate
209

4.69

IAP Region
Post of Service

Female
VT
Years

Aggravated
Sexual Assault

Rape
Number Rate

BELIZE
COLOMBIA
COSTARICA
DOMINICANREPUBLIC
EASTERNCARIBBEAN
ECUADOR
ELSALVADOR
FIJI
GUATEMALA
GUYANA
HONDURAS**
JAMAICA
MEXICO
MICRONESIA
NICARAGUA
PANAMA
PARAGUAY
PERU
SAMOA
SURINAME**
TONGA
VANUATU
TOTALIAP

16
42
67
110
46
93
22
30
60
43
0
45
34
23
113
137
124
145
12
8
14
39
1221

0
0
2
2
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
3
1
0
0
0
14

0.00
0.00
3.01
1.81
0.00
0.00
9.14
0.00
3.31
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.89
0.00
0.81
2.07
8.43
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.15

Number Rate
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
7

0.00
0.00
1.50
0.91
0.00
1.07
0.00
6.68
1.66
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.59
0.57

All Sexual
Assault

Sexual Assault
Number Rate
0
1
2
1
2
2
1
0
2
2
0
2
3
1
2
1
2
3
1
0
0
2
30

Number Rate

0.00
2.37
3.01
0.91
4.39
2.15
4.57
0.00
3.31
4.70
0.00
4.46
8.94
4.43
1.78
0.73
1.62
2.07
8.43
0.00
0.00
5.17
2.46

0
1
5
4
2
3
3
2
5
2
0
2
3
1
3
1
3
6
2
0
0
3
51

0.00
2.37
7.52
3.63
4.39
3.22
13.71
6.68
8.29
4.70
0.00
4.46
8.94
4.43
2.66
0.73
2.43
4.14
16.87
0.00
0.00
7.76
4.18

Notes
1.* Peace Corps posts opened or reopened in calendar year 2013: N/A
2.** Peace Corps posts suspended or closed in calendar year 2013: Bulgaria, Honduras, Mali, Niger, Romania, Suriname
3. For Sexual Assaults, incidence rates are per 100 Female VT years.
For Physical Assaults, Stalking, Threats, and Property Crimes, incidence rates are per 100 VT years.
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Appendix E: Global, Regional, and Post Crime Numbers and Rates


(2013)
Physical Assault Numbers and Incidence Rates (2013)
Global
All Posts of Service

VT
Years

Kidnapping

Aggravated
Assault

Number Rate

Number Rate

7134

0.04

19

0.27

VT
Years

Kidnapping

Aggravated
Assault

Number Rate

Number Rate

Physical Assault
Number Rate
115

1.61

All Physical
Assault
Number Rate
137

1.92

Africa Region
Post of Service

BENIN
BOTSWANA
BURKINAFASO
CAMEROON
ETHIOPIA
GHANA
GUINEA
KENYA
LESOTHO
LIBERIA
MADAGASCAR
MALAWI
MALI**
MOZAMBIQUE
NAMIBIA
NIGER**
RWANDA
SENEGAL
SIERRALEONE
SOUTHAFRICA
SWAZILAND
TANZANIA
THEGAMBIA
TOGO
UGANDA
ZAMBIA
TOTALAFRICA

127
131
134
184
194
160
100
109
91
77
135
128
0
175
111
0
101
244
89
147
74
168
83
81
155
273
3270

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.73
0.06

0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
6

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.54
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.78
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.99
0.41
0.00
0.68
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.64
0.00
0.18

Physical Assault
Number Rate
1
2
3
2
5
4
1
0
2
0
3
3
0
1
7
0
4
1
2
2
0
1
0
0
1
0
45

All Physical
Assault
Number Rate

0.79
1.52
2.24
1.09
2.58
2.50
1.00
0.00
2.20
0.00
2.22
2.34
0.00
0.57
6.28
0.00
3.96
0.41
2.25
1.36
0.00
0.59
0.00
0.00
0.64
0.00
1.38

1
2
3
3
5
4
1
0
2
0
3
4
0
1
7
0
5
2
2
3
0
1
0
0
2
2
53

0.79
1.52
2.24
1.63
2.58
2.50
1.00
0.00
2.20
0.00
2.22
3.12
0.00
0.57
6.28
0.00
4.96
0.82
2.25
2.04
0.00
0.59
0.00
0.00
1.29
0.73
1.62

Notes
1.* Peace Corps posts opened or reopened in calendar year 2013: N/A
2.** Peace Corps posts suspended or closed in calendar year 2013: Bulgaria, Honduras, Mali, Niger, Romania, Suriname
3. For Sexual Assaults, incidence rates are per 100 Female VT years.
For Physical Assaults, Stalking, Threats, and Property Crimes, incidence rates are per 100 VT years.
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Appendix E: Global, Regional, and Post Crime Numbers and Rates


(2013)
Physical Assault Numbers and Incidence Rates (2013)
(cont'd)
Global
All Posts of Service

VT
Years

Kidnapping

Aggravated
Assault

Number Rate

Number Rate

7134

0.04

19

0.27

VT
Years

Kidnapping

Aggravated
Assault

Number Rate

Number Rate

Physical Assault
Number Rate
115

1.61

All Physical
Assault
Number Rate
137

1.92

EMA Region
Post of Service

ALBANIA
ARMENIA
AZERBAIJAN
BULGARIA**
CAMBODIA
CHINA
GEORGIA
INDONESIA
JORDAN
KYRGYZREPUBLIC
MACEDONIA
MOLDOVA
MONGOLIA
MOROCCO
NEPAL
PHILIPPINES
ROMANIA**
THAILAND
UKRAINE
TOTALEMA

82
82
101
23
105
146
81
88
54
76
80
111
127
233
25
138
22
96
305
1974

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
3.95
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.05

0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
1
7

0.00
1.22
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.62
0.00
0.00
0.79
0.43
3.95
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.33
0.35

Physical Assault
Number Rate
4
2
2
1
4
0
4
4
2
5
1
1
8
8
0
0
0
1
0
47

All Physical
Assault
Number Rate

4.88
2.44
1.98
4.34
3.82
0.00
4.93
4.55
3.72
6.54
1.25
0.90
6.30
3.44
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.05
0.00
2.38

4
3
2
1
4
0
4
4
2
7
1
1
9
9
2
0
0
1
1
55

4.88
3.66
1.98
4.34
3.82
0.00
4.93
4.55
3.72
9.16
1.25
0.90
7.09
3.86
7.89
0.00
0.00
1.05
0.33
2.79

Notes
1.* Peace Corps posts opened or reopened in calendar year 2013: N/A
2.** Peace Corps posts suspended or closed in calendar year 2013: Bulgaria, Honduras, Mali, Niger, Romania, Suriname
3. For Sexual Assaults, incidence rates are per 100 Female VT years.
For Physical Assaults, Stalking, Threats, and Property Crimes, incidence rates are per 100 VT years.

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Appendix E: Global, Regional, and Post Crime Numbers and Rates


(2013)
Physical Assault Numbers and Incidence Rates (2013)
(cont'd)
Global
All Posts of Service

VT
Years

Kidnapping

Aggravated
Assault

Number Rate

Number Rate

7134

0.04

19

0.27

VT
Years

Kidnapping

Aggravated
Assault

Number Rate

Number Rate

Physical Assault
Number Rate
115

1.61

All Physical
Assault
Number Rate
137

1.92

IAP Region
Post of Service

BELIZE
COLOMBIA
COSTARICA
DOMINICANREPUBLIC
EASTERNCARIBBEAN
ECUADOR
ELSALVADOR
FIJI
GUATEMALA
GUYANA
HONDURAS**
JAMAICA
MEXICO
MICRONESIA
NICARAGUA
PANAMA
PARAGUAY
PERU
SAMOA
SURINAME**
TONGA
VANUATU
TOTALIAP

21
57
109
177
68
138
32
45
82
57
0
69
63
30
171
220
212
224
17
12
23
62
1890

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
6

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.47
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.22
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.59
0.46
0.00
0.45
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.62
0.32

Physical Assault
Number Rate
0
2
0
1
2
1
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
1
0
2
2
4
1
0
1
3
23

All Physical
Assault
Number Rate

0.00
3.49
0.00
0.57
2.95
0.72
0.00
0.00
1.22
0.00
0.00
2.89
0.00
3.28
0.00
0.91
0.94
1.78
5.72
0.00
4.44
4.85
1.22

0
2
0
1
3
1
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
1
1
3
2
5
1
0
1
4
29

0.00
3.49
0.00
0.57
4.42
0.72
0.00
0.00
2.43
0.00
0.00
2.89
0.00
3.28
0.59
1.37
0.94
2.23
5.72
0.00
4.44
6.47
1.53

Notes
1.* Peace Corps posts opened or reopened in calendar year 2013: N/A
2.** Peace Corps posts suspended or closed in calendar year 2013: Bulgaria, Honduras, Mali, Niger, Romania, Suriname
3. For Sexual Assaults, incidence rates are per 100 Female VT years.
For Physical Assaults, Stalking, Threats, and Property Crimes, incidence rates are per 100 VT years.
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Appendix E: Global, Regional, and Post Crime Numbers and Rates


(2013)
Threat and Stalking Numbers and Incidence Rates
(2013)
Global
All Posts of Serv ice

VT
Y ears
7134

T hreat
Number Rate
51
0.71

VT
Y ears
7134

Stalking
Number Rate
28
0.39

Africa Region
Post of Serv ice

VT
Y ears

BENIN
BOTSWANA
BURKINAFASO
CAMEROON
ETHIOPIA
GHANA
GUINEA
KENYA
LESOTHO
LIBERIA
MADAGASCAR
MALAWI
MALI**
MOZAMBIQUE
NAMIBIA
NIGER**
RWANDA
SENEGAL
SIERRALEONE
SOUTHAFRICA
SWAZILAND
TANZANIA
THEGAMBIA
TOGO
UGANDA
ZAMBIA
TOTALAFRICA

127
131
134
184
194
160
100
109
91
77
135
128
0
175
111
0
101
244
89
147
74
168
83
81
155
273
3270

T hreat
Number Rate
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
0.75
3
1.63
0
0.00
1
0.63
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
1.10
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
0.57
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
0.99
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
0.68
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
1.24
0
0.00
0
0.00
10
0.31

VT
Y ears
127
131
134
184
194
160
100
109
91
77
135
128
0
175
111
0
101
244
89
147
74
168
83
81
155
273
3270

Stalking
Number Rate
0
0.00
1
0.76
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
1.10
1
1.30
1
0.74
1
0.78
0
0.00
2
1.14
1
0.90
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
1.35
0
0.00
0
0.00
1
1.24
2
1.29
3
1.10
15
0.46

Notes
1.* Peace Corps posts opened or reopened in calendar year 2013: N/A
2.** Peace Corps posts suspended or closed in calendar year 2013: Bulgaria, Honduras, Mali, Niger, Romania, Suriname
3. For Sexual Assaults, incidence rates are per 100 Female VT years.
For Physical Assaults, Stalking, Threats, and Property Crimes, incidence rates are per 100 VT years.
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(2013)
Threat and Stalking Numbers and Incidence Rates
(2013)
(cont'd)
Global
All Posts of Serv ice

VT
Y ears

T hreat

VT
Y ears

Number Rate
7134

51

0.71

Stalking
Number Rate

7134

28

0.39

EMA Region
Post of Serv ice

VT
Y ears

T hreat

VT
Y ears

Number Rate
ALBANIA
ARMENIA
AZERBAIJAN
BULGARIA**
CAMBODIA
CHINA
GEORGIA
INDONESIA
JORDAN
KYRGYZREPUBLIC
MACEDONIA
MOLDOVA
MONGOLIA
MOROCCO
NEPAL
PHILIPPINES
ROMANIA**
THAILAND
UKRAINE
TOTALEMA

82
82
101
23
105
146
81
88
54
76
80
111
127
233
25
138
22
96
305
1974

0
1
0
1
1
2
0
2
0
1
0
3
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
15

0.00
1.22
0.00
4.34
0.95
1.37
0.00
2.27
0.00
1.31
0.00
2.70
0.79
0.86
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.33
0.76

Stalking
Number Rate

82
82
101
23
105
146
81
88
54
76
80
111
127
233
25
138
22
96
305
1974

1
0
2
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8

1.22
0.00
1.98
0.00
0.00
0.69
1.23
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.50
0.90
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.41

Notes
1.* Peace Corps posts opened or reopened in calendar year 2013: N/A
2.** Peace Corps posts suspended or closed in calendar year 2013: Bulgaria, Honduras, Mali, Niger, Romania, Suriname
3. For Sexual Assaults, incidence rates are per 100 Female VT years.
For Physical Assaults, Stalking, Threats, and Property Crimes, incidence rates are per 100 VT years.

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Appendix E: Global, Regional, and Post Crime Numbers and Rates


(2013)
Threat and Stalking Numbers and Incidence Rates
(2013)
(cont'd)
Global
All Posts of Serv ice

VT
Y ears

T hreat

VT
Y ears

Number Rate
7134

51

0.71

Stalking
Number Rate

7134

28

0.39

I AP Region
Post of Serv ice

VT
Y ears

T hreat

VT
Y ears

Number Rate
BELIZE
COLOMBIA
COSTARICA
DOMINICANREPUBLIC
EASTERNCARIBBEAN
ECUADOR
ELSALVADOR
FIJI
GUATEMALA
GUYANA
HONDURAS**
JAMAICA
MEXICO
MICRONESIA
NICARAGUA
PANAMA
PARAGUAY
PERU
SAMOA
SURINAME**
TONGA
VANUATU
TOTALIAP

21
57
109
177
68
138
32
45
82
57
0
69
63
30
171
220
212
224
17
12
23
62
1890

0
1
2
1
0
0
0
1
6
1
0
1
0
0
5
0
1
0
0
0
2
5
26

0.00
1.75
1.83
0.57
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.21
7.29
1.75
0.00
1.45
0.00
0.00
2.93
0.00
0.47
0.00
0.00
0.00
8.89
8.09
1.38

Stalking
Number Rate

21
57
109
177
68
138
32
45
82
57
0
69
63
30
171
220
212
224
17
12
23
62
1890

0
0
2
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5

0.00
0.00
1.83
1.13
1.47
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.26

Notes
1.* Peace Corps posts opened or reopened in calendar year 2013: N/A
2.** Peace Corps posts suspended or closed in calendar year 2013: Bulgaria, Honduras, Mali, Niger, Romania, Suriname
3. For Sexual Assaults, incidence rates are per 100 Female VT years.
For Physical Assaults, Stalking, Threats, and Property Crimes, incidence rates are per 100 VT years.
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Appendix E: Global, Regional, and Post Crime Numbers and Rates


(2013)
Property Crime Numbers and Incidence Rates (2013)
Global
All Posts of Service

VT
Years

Robbery
Number Rate

7134

203

2.85

Burglary
Number Rate
338

4.74

Vandalism

All Property
Crime

Number Rate

Number Rate

Theft
Number Rate
684

9.59

0.10

1232

17.27

Africa Region
Post of Service

VT
Years

Robbery
Number Rate

BENIN
BOTSWANA
BURKINAFASO
CAMEROON
ETHIOPIA
GHANA
GUINEA
KENYA
LESOTHO
LIBERIA
MADAGASCAR
MALAWI
MALI**
MOZAMBIQUE
NAMIBIA
NIGER**
RWANDA
SENEGAL
SIERRALEONE
SOUTHAFRICA
SWAZILAND
TANZANIA
THEGAMBIA
TOGO
UGANDA
ZAMBIA
TOTALAFRICA

127
131
134
184
194
160
100
109
91
77
135
128
0
175
111
0
101
244
89
147
74
168
83
81
155
273
3270

2
5
10
10
5
6
3
6
0
3
9
4
0
4
5
0
0
4
1
10
0
11
1
0
2
5
106

1.58
3.81
7.47
5.43
2.58
3.75
3.00
5.52
0.00
3.91
6.66
3.12
0.00
2.29
4.49
0.00
0.00
1.64
1.13
6.81
0.00
6.54
1.21
0.00
1.29
1.83
3.24

Burglary
Number Rate
10
5
2
7
4
8
3
7
0
20
14
17
0
15
12
0
19
8
14
9
2
5
1
8
6
15
211

7.90
3.81
1.49
3.80
2.06
5.00
3.00
6.44
0.00
26.08
10.36
13.24
0.00
8.57
10.77
0.00
18.83
3.29
15.77
6.13
2.69
2.97
1.21
9.89
3.86
5.49
6.45

Vandalism

All Property
Crime

Number Rate

Number Rate

Theft
Number Rate
10
9
10
15
23
9
2
10
17
5
19
10
0
2
19
0
11
21
15
23
2
11
3
6
19
28
299

7.90
6.86
7.47
8.14
11.85
5.63
2.00
9.21
18.72
6.52
14.07
7.79
0.00
1.14
17.05
0.00
10.90
8.62
16.90
15.67
2.69
6.54
3.63
7.42
12.22
10.25
9.14

1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2

0.79
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.37
0.06

23
19
22
32
32
23
8
23
17
28
42
31
0
21
36
0
30
33
30
42
4
27
5
14
27
49
618

18.18
14.48
16.44
17.37
16.49
14.39
8.00
21.17
18.72
36.51
31.09
24.15
0.00
12.00
32.31
0.00
29.73
13.55
33.80
28.62
5.39
16.06
6.05
17.31
17.37
17.94
18.90

Notes
1.* Peace Corps posts opened or reopened in calendar year 2013: N/A
2.** Peace Corps posts suspended or closed in calendar year 2013: Bulgaria, Honduras, Mali, Niger, Romania, Suriname
3. For Sexual Assaults, incidence rates are per 100 Female VT years.
For Physical Assaults, Stalking, Threats, and Property Crimes, incidence rates are per 100 VT years.
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Appendix E: Global, Regional, and Post Crime Numbers and Rates


(2013)
Property Crime Numbers and Incidence Rates (2013)
(cont'd)
Global
All Posts of Service

VT
Years

Robbery
Number Rate

7134

203

2.85

Burglary
Number Rate
338

4.74

Theft
Number Rate
684

Vandalism
Number Rate

9.59

0.10

All Property
Crime
Number Rate
1232

17.27

EMA Region
Post of Service

VT
Years

Robbery
Number Rate

ALBANIA
ARMENIA
AZERBAIJAN
BULGARIA**
CAMBODIA
CHINA
GEORGIA
INDONESIA
JORDAN
KYRGYZREPUBLIC
MACEDONIA
MOLDOVA
MONGOLIA
MOROCCO
NEPAL
PHILIPPINES
ROMANIA**
THAILAND
UKRAINE
TOTALEMA

82
82
101
23
105
146
81
88
54
76
80
111
127
233
25
138
22
96
305
1974

3
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
3
6
0
1
0
0
0
17

3.66
2.44
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.14
0.00
1.31
0.00
0.00
2.36
2.58
0.00
0.73
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.86

Burglary
Number Rate
1
1
1
0
0
3
0
2
2
2
0
1
3
1
0
3
0
2
8
30

1.22
1.22
0.99
0.00
0.00
2.06
0.00
2.27
3.72
2.62
0.00
0.90
2.36
0.43
0.00
2.18
0.00
2.09
2.63
1.52

Theft
Number Rate
7
0
3
1
21
6
6
15
4
16
9
5
11
19
1
25
1
2
13
165

Vandalism
Number Rate

8.55
0.00
2.97
4.34
20.04
4.12
7.40
17.06
7.44
20.94
11.25
4.50
8.66
8.16
3.95
18.14
4.64
2.09
4.27
8.36

0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2

0.00
1.22
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.33
0.10

All Property
Crime
Number Rate
11
4
4
1
21
9
6
18
6
19
9
6
17
26
1
29
1
4
22
214

13.43
4.88
3.96
4.34
20.04
6.17
7.40
20.47
11.16
24.86
11.25
5.40
13.39
11.16
3.95
21.04
4.64
4.18
7.22
10.84

Notes
1.* Peace Corps posts opened or reopened in calendar year 2013: N/A
2.** Peace Corps posts suspended or closed in calendar year 2013: Bulgaria, Honduras, Mali, Niger, Romania, Suriname
3. For Sexual Assaults, incidence rates are per 100 Female VT years.
For Physical Assaults, Stalking, Threats, and Property Crimes, incidence rates are per 100 VT years.

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Appendix E: Global, Regional, and Post Crime Numbers and Rates


(2013)
Property Crime Numbers and Incidence Rates (2013)
(cont'd)
Global
All Posts of Service

VT
Years

Robbery
Number Rate

7134

203

2.85

Burglary
Number Rate
338

4.74

Theft
Number Rate
684

Vandalism
Number Rate

9.59

0.10

All Property
Crime
Number Rate
1232

17.27

IAP Region
Post of Service

VT
Years

Robbery
Number Rate

BELIZE
COLOMBIA
COSTARICA
DOMINICANREPUBLIC
EASTERNCARIBBEAN
ECUADOR
ELSALVADOR
FIJI
GUATEMALA
GUYANA
HONDURAS**
JAMAICA
MEXICO
MICRONESIA
NICARAGUA
PANAMA
PARAGUAY
PERU
SAMOA
SURINAME**
TONGA
VANUATU
TOTALIAP

21
57
109
177
68
138
32
45
82
57
0
69
63
30
171
220
212
224
17
12
23
62
1890

0
9
4
8
1
15
0
1
7
1
0
3
2
0
2
1
11
14
0
0
0
1
80

0.00
15.71
3.65
4.53
1.47
10.86
0.00
2.21
8.51
1.75
0.00
4.34
3.19
0.00
1.17
0.46
5.19
6.25
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.62
4.23

Burglary
Number Rate
0
2
9
21
7
0
2
7
4
11
0
2
1
0
4
11
11
1
1
0
1
2
97

0.00
3.49
8.22
11.88
10.31
0.00
6.32
15.45
4.86
19.22
0.00
2.89
1.60
0.00
2.34
5.01
5.19
0.45
5.72
0.00
4.44
3.23
5.13

Theft
Number Rate
2
11
14
10
1
3
1
7
25
7
0
8
9
3
22
24
30
31
4
1
2
5
220

Vandalism
Number Rate

9.48
19.20
12.79
5.66
1.47
2.17
3.16
15.45
30.38
12.23
0.00
11.57
14.36
9.84
12.89
10.92
14.17
13.83
22.88
8.06
8.89
8.09
11.64

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
3

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
3.28
0.00
0.00
0.47
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.62
0.16

All Property
Crime
Number Rate
2
22
27
39
9
18
3
15
36
19
0
13
12
4
28
36
53
46
5
1
3
9
400

9.48
38.41
24.67
22.07
13.26
13.03
9.47
33.11
43.75
33.20
0.00
18.80
19.15
13.12
16.40
16.39
25.03
20.52
28.60
8.06
13.33
14.55
21.16

Notes
1.* Peace Corps posts opened or reopened in calendar year 2013: N/A
2.** Peace Corps posts suspended or closed in calendar year 2013: Bulgaria, Honduras, Mali, Niger, Romania, Suriname
3. For Sexual Assaults, incidence rates are per 100 Female VT years.
For Physical Assaults, Stalking, Threats, and Property Crimes, incidence rates are per 100 VT years.

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Appendix F: Country of Incident Compared with Post of Service


(2013)

Country of Incident Compared with Post of Service


Volunteers serving in . . .
Albania
Armenia
Belize
BurkinaFaso
China
Guatemala
Guyana
Lesotho
Macedonia

Moldova
Morocco
Panama
Paraguay
Senegal
SierraLeone
Tanzania

Uganda
Zambia

Also reported . . .
2RobberiesinBosniaandHerzegovina*
AggravatedAssaultinGeorgia
2TheftsinMexico
RobberyinTogo
2SexualAssaultsinIndonesia
TheftintheUnitedStates*
TheftinSuriname
2TheftsinSouthAfrica
TheftinGreece*
TheftinBosniaandHerzegovina*
TheftinSwitzerland*
PhysicalAssaultinCroatia*
2TheftsinBulgaria*
2TheftsinSpain*
TheftinItaly*
TheftinCostaRica
TheftinUruguay*
RobberyinCapeVerde*
TheftinSpain*
BurglaryandTheftinKenya
TheftinIndia*
DeathbyNaturalCauseintheUnitedStates*
BurglaryinTanzania
2RobberiesinMozambique

*NotacurrentPeaceCorpspost.
Note:In2012,32victimizationsoccurredinacountryotherthantheVolunteer'spostofservice.Of
the32victimizations,17occurredinacountrythatisnotacurrentPeaceCorpspost.

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