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European Union Compared by Crime > Murders > Per 100,000 people

DEFINITION: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Lithuania 10.3 2004
2 Latvia 10.2 2004
3 Estonia 8.9 2004
4 Romania 3.3 2004
5 Bulgaria 3.1 2004
6 Finland 2.8 2004
7 Sweden 2.4 2004
8 Slovakia 2.3 2004
=9 Czech Republic 2.2 2004
=9 Hungary 2.2 2004
=11 Belgium 2.1 2004
=11 Slovenia 2.1 2004
13 Croatia 2 2004
=14 Cyprus 1.8 2004
=14 Portugal 1.8 2004
=16 Malta 1.7 2004
=16 Poland 1.7 2004
18 France 1.6 2004
=19 Netherlands 1.4 2004
=19 Spain 1.4 2004
21 Italy 1.2 2004
=22 Luxembourg 1.1 2004
=22 Ireland 1.1 2004
=22 Denmark 1.1 2004
=25 Greece 1 2004
=25 Germany 1 2004
27 Austria 0.8 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Murders > Per 100,000 people. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UN Survey of Crime Trends, at http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/IHS-rates-05012009.pdf. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/European-Union/Crime/Murders/Per-100,000-people

European Union Compared by Crime > Murders > Per 100,000 people

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Interesting observations about Crime > Murders > Per 100,000 people

  • Russia ranked first for murders > per 100,000 people amongst Cold countries in 2004.
  • 37 of the top 123 countries by murders > per 100,000 people are European.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina ranked last for murders > per 100,000 people amongst Potential Future EU Members in 2005.
  • 15 of the top 54 countries by murders > per 100,000 people are Landlocked.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for murders > per 100,000 people amongst South and Central Asia in 2004.
  • Ukraine ranked second for murders > per 100,000 people amongst Eastern Europe in 2004.
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