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Crime > Murders: Countries Compared

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Six of the top ten countries for recorded intentional homicides have the death penalty. They are India, Indonesia, the United States, Thailand, Mexico and Russia. Mexico retains the death penalty only for exceptional crimes such as military crimes. Russia is considered abolitionist in practice. (http://web.amnesty.org/pages/deathpenalty-countries-eng)

Ukraine and South Africa are the most recent countries in the top ten to abolish the death penalty. South Africa abolished the death penalty for all crimes in 1997, and Ukraine in 1999.

Only two of the bottom 10 countries on this list – Dominica and Qatar – have the death penalty. In the year 2000, Dominica had two murders and Qatar had one.

In the world, there are 78 countries that practice the death penalty, 83 that do not have the death penalty for any crime, 13 that have abolished the death penalty for ordinary crimes, and 22 that have the death penalty but have not executed anybody for at least 10 years.

DEFINITION: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Turkey 13,424% 2006
2 Ukraine 2,228% 2006
3 Belarus 975% 2006
4 Romania 845% 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 784.74% 2006
5 Italy 718% 2006
6 France 494% 2006
7 Poland 374% 2006
8 Australia 349% 2006
9 Lithuania 278% 2006
10 Albania 253% 2006
11 Tajikistan 225% 2006
12 Turkmenistan 222% 2006
13 Germany 204% 2006
14 Hungary 195% 2006
European Union average (profile) 190.64% 2006
15 Croatia 189% 2006
16 Belgium 188% 2006
17 Finland 172% 2006
18 Sweden 163% 2006
19 Portugal 162% 2006
20 Bulgaria 158% 2006
Eurozone average (profile) 147.82% 2006
21 Netherlands 142% 2006
22 Estonia 106% 2006
23 Latvia 101% 2006
24 Switzerland 98% 2006
=25 Austria 59% 2006
=25 Slovakia 59% 2006
27 Denmark 51% 2006
28 Slovenia 44% 2006
29 Scotland 42% 2006
30 Spain 34% 2006
31 Norway 25% 2006
32 New Zealand 24% 2006
33 Ireland 23% 2006
34 Singapore 17% 2006
35 Luxembourg 4% 2006
36 Cyprus 2% 2006
=37 Malta 1% 2006
=37 Iceland 1% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Murders. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Murders

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STAT
COUNTRIES COVERED
Per 100,000 people 124
WHO 184

Interesting observations about Crime > Murders

  • Romania ranked first for murders amongst European Union in 2006.
  • Italy ranked first for murders amongst Eurozone in 2006.
  • Turkey ranked first for murders amongst Europe in 2006.
  • France ranked second for murders amongst High income OECD countries in 2006.
  • Ukraine ranked first for murders amongst Cold countries in 2006.
  • All of the top 2 countries by murders are Emerging markets'.
  • Spain ranked 4th last for murders amongst NATO countries in 2006.
  • Germany ranked last for murders amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2006.
  • 27 of the bottom 35 countries by murders are Christian.

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Six of the top ten countries for recorded intentional homicides have the death penalty. They are India, Indonesia, the United States, Thailand, Mexico and Russia. Mexico retains the death penalty only for exceptional crimes such as military crimes. Russia is considered abolitionist in practice. (http://web.amnesty.org/pages/deathpenalty-countries-eng)

Ukraine and South Africa are the most recent countries in the top ten to abolish the death penalty. South Africa abolished the death penalty for all crimes in 1997, and Ukraine in 1999.

Only two of the bottom 10 countries on this list – Dominica and Qatar – have the death penalty. In the year 2000, Dominica had two murders and Qatar had one.

In the world, there are 78 countries that practice the death penalty, 83 that do not have the death penalty for any crime, 13 that have abolished the death penalty for ordinary crimes, and 22 that have the death penalty but have not executed anybody for at least 10 years.

Posted on 22 Feb 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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CDC lists number of homicides for 2011 in United States at 16,799 and
Deaths per 100,000 population: 5.5
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm

Posted on 03 Nov 2012

Laura

Laura

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Why is this missing so many countries? I'm pretty sure Russia, US, and China would be in the top 5. Lets not forget Mexico either, that country is pretty much in a civil war with the drug lords right now. Anyways, crime stats are way too hard to compare. Different countries have different ways of reporting crimes, and a lot of crimes aren't reported in other places where they would be.

Posted on 01 Nov 2012

Zee

Zee

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