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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Crime > Murders > WHO

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 Burkina Faso 81.1 2004
2 Cote d'Ivoire 45.7 2004
3 South Africa 39.5 2004
4 Angola 36 2004
5 Burundi 35.4 2004
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo 35.2 2004
7 Sierra Leone 34 2004
8 Zimbabwe 32.9 2004
9 Central African Republic 29.1 2004
10 Sudan 28.6 2004
11 Equatorial Guinea 24 2004
12 Zambia 22.9 2004
=13 Mozambique 20.2 2004
=13 Niger 20.2 2004
15 Chad 19 2004
=16 Mali 18 2004
=16 Malawi 18 2004
18 Guinea 17.3 2004
19 Gabon 17.1 2004
20 Liberia 16.8 2004
21 Guinea-Bissau 16.3 2004
22 Cameroon 16.1 2004
23 Eritrea 15.9 2004
24 Mauritania 15.2 2004
25 Botswana 14.2 2004
26 Togo 13.7 2004
27 The Gambia 13.5 2004
28 Lesotho 13.3 2004
29 Namibia 12.8 2004
=30 Benin 12.7 2004
=30 Swaziland 12.7 2004
32 Madagascar 11.7 2004
33 Cape Verde 10.7 2004
34 Comoros 9.3 2004
35 Tanzania 7.8 2004
36 Uganda 7.3 2004
37 Kenya 6.7 2004
38 Ethiopia 6.1 2004
39 Sao Tome and Principe 5.4 2004
40 Rwanda 4.1 2004
=41 Seychelles 3.5 2004
=41 Djibouti 3.5 2004
43 Somalia 3.3 2004
44 Mauritius 2.5 2004
45 Ghana 2 2004
46 Nigeria 1.8 2004
47 Senegal 1.1 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Murders > WHO. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Health Organisation. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Crime/Murders/WHO

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Crime > Murders > WHO

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