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Crime > Murders: Countries Compared

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham <br>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 TurkeyTurkey 13,424% 2006
2 UkraineUkraine 2,228% 2006
3 BelarusBelarus 975% 2006
4 RomaniaRomania 845% 2006
NATO countries averageNATO average 784.74% 2006
5 ItalyItaly 718% 2006
6 FranceFrance 494% 2006
7 PolandPoland 374% 2006
8 AustraliaAustralia 349% 2006
9 LithuaniaLithuania 278% 2006
10 AlbaniaAlbania 253% 2006
11 TajikistanTajikistan 225% 2006
12 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 222% 2006
13 GermanyGermany 204% 2006
14 HungaryHungary 195% 2006
European Union averageEuropean Union average 190.64% 2006
15 CroatiaCroatia 189% 2006
16 BelgiumBelgium 188% 2006
17 FinlandFinland 172% 2006
18 SwedenSweden 163% 2006
19 PortugalPortugal 162% 2006
20 BulgariaBulgaria 158% 2006
Eurozone averageEurozone average 147.82% 2006
21 NetherlandsNetherlands 142% 2006
22 EstoniaEstonia 106% 2006
23 LatviaLatvia 101% 2006
24 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 98% 2006
25 AustriaAustria 59% 2006
26 SlovakiaSlovakia 59% 2006
27 DenmarkDenmark 51% 2006
28 SloveniaSlovenia 44% 2006
29 ScotlandScotland 42% 2006
30 SpainSpain 34% 2006
31 NorwayNorway 25% 2006
32 New ZealandNew Zealand 24% 2006
33 IrelandIreland 23% 2006
34 SingaporeSingapore 17% 2006
35 LuxembourgLuxembourg 4% 2006
36 CyprusCyprus 2% 2006
37 MaltaMalta 1% 2006
38 IcelandIceland 1% 2006

Citation

"All countries compared for Crime > Murders", 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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TOP STATS: Agricultural machinery > Tractors, Arable land > Hectares, Agricultural growth and 306 more

Background

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TOP STATS: Overview, Full name

Cost of living

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Crime

No explanation needed for this section. Murders. Guns. Jails. Crimes. Judges. We have all of that and more out here. Actually we go deeper than your routine crime beat sections. How many adults were prosecuted? What percentage were convicted? How many were women? What is the death penalty rate in different countries? How safe do the citizens perceive they are? Do they trust the police? Will they report a crime? You'll find surprising answers here.

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Disasters

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TOP STATS: GDP per capita, GDP, Population below poverty line and 3530 more

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TOP STATS: Literacy > Total population, Average IQ, Tertiary enrollment and 511 more

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Environment

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TOP STATS: Natural resources, Area > Comparative, Area > Land and 79 more

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Health

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Industry

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TOP STATS: Car > Production, Manufacturing output, Heavy truck > Production and 88 more

Labor

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TOP STATS: Unemployment rate, Strikes, Agricultural workers > Male and 323 more

Language

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TOP STATS: Languages, Spanish speakers, French status and 13 more

Lifestyle

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TOP STATS: Happiness net, Cannabis use, Happiness level > Very happy and 103 more

Media

Countries are ranked here depending on the penetration level of computers, phones, fax machines, radios, television sets, mobile phones etc. We also have other stats related to media like vastness of different networks, revenue and employment in different telecom sectors here.

TOP STATS: Personal computers > Per capita, Television viewing, Broadcast media and 319 more

Military

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TOP STATS: WMD > Missile, Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49, Military expenditures and 175 more

People

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Religion

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Terrorism

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Transport

Here you can find the numbers on the different modes of transportation. How many cars does a country have? Airports? What is the lenght of its highways? What proportion is paved? What about runways, heliports and ports? Lets not leave out waterways or the merchant navy. We have them all here.

TOP STATS: Pipelines > Condensate/gas, Pipelines > Gas, Roadways > Paved and 376 more

STAT
COUNTRIES COVERED
Per 100,000 people 124
WHO 184

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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 <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>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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