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Crime > Murders > Per 100,000 people: Countries Compared

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 South AfricaSouth Africa 69 2004
2 ColombiaColombia 61.1 2004
3 El SalvadorEl Salvador 57.5 2004
4 JamaicaJamaica 55.2 2004
5 LesothoLesotho 37.3 2004
6 VenezuelaVenezuela 37 2004
7 GuatemalaGuatemala 36.4 2004
8 HaitiHaiti 33.9 2004
9 HondurasHonduras 32.2 2004
10 BrazilBrazil 30.8 2004
11 BelizeBelize 30.1 2004
12 RussiaRussia 29.7 2004
13 RwandaRwanda 26.6 2004
14 TanzaniaTanzania 26.1 2004
15 UgandaUganda 25.2 2004
16 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 24.2 2004
17 The BahamasThe Bahamas 22.5 2004
18 BotswanaBotswana 21.5 2004
19 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 21.3 2004
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 21.28 2004
20 SwazilandSwaziland 21.1 2004
21 PhilippinesPhilippines 21 2004
22 KenyaKenya 20.8 2004
23 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 20.3 2004
24 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 19.6 2004
25 EthiopiaEthiopia 19.3 2004
26 GuyanaGuyana 19.2 2004
27 EcuadorEcuador 18.5 2004
28 CambodiaCambodia 18.5 2004
29 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 18.1 2004
30 ParaguayParaguay 17.8 2004
31 NigeriaNigeria 17.7 2004
32 NicaraguaNicaragua 17.4 2004
33 NamibiaNamibia 17.4 2004
34 KazakhstanKazakhstan 16.2 2004
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 15.3 2004
35 BarbadosBarbados 15.1 2004
36 SenegalSenegal 14.2 2004
37 PanamaPanama 13.4 2004
38 MongoliaMongolia 13.1 2004
39 UkraineUkraine 12 2004
40 SurinameSuriname 11.8 2004
41 SeychellesSeychelles 11.8 2004
42 GhanaGhana 11.6 2004
43 MexicoMexico 11.3 2004
44 LithuaniaLithuania 10.3 2004
45 LatviaLatvia 10.2 2004
46 BelarusBelarus 10.2 2004
47 AlgeriaAlgeria 9.6 2004
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 9.43 2004
48 ThailandThailand 9 2004
49 MalaysiaMalaysia 8.9 2004
50 EstoniaEstonia 8.9 2004
51 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 8.8 2004
52 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 8.6 2004
53 ZimbabweZimbabwe 8.4 2004
54 MoldovaMoldova 8.2 2004
55 BangladeshBangladesh 7.8 2004
56 Costa RicaCosta Rica 7.3 2004
57 Sri LankaSri Lanka 7.2 2004
58 TurkeyTurkey 6.9 2004
59 JordanJordan 6.9 2004
60 PakistanPakistan 6.3 2004
61 GeorgiaGeorgia 6.2 2004
62 UruguayUruguay 6 2004
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 5.97 2004
63 United StatesUnited States 5.9 2004
64 CameroonCameroon 5.8 2004
65 PeruPeru 5.7 2004
66 ArgentinaArgentina 5.5 2004
67 IndiaIndia 5.5 2004
68 ChileChile 5.5 2004
69 BoliviaBolivia 5.3 2004
70 AngolaAngola 5.2 2004
71 IsraelIsrael 4.7 2004
72 BhutanBhutan 4.3 2004
73 VietnamVietnam 3.8 2004
74 UzbekistanUzbekistan 3.7 2004
75 ArmeniaArmenia 3.3 2004
76 RomaniaRomania 3.3 2004
77 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 3.2 2004
78 BulgariaBulgaria 3.1 2004
NATO countries averageNATO average 3.08 2004
79 LibyaLibya 2.9 2004
80 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 2.9 2004
81 FinlandFinland 2.8 2004
82 FijiFiji 2.8 2004
83 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 2.8 2004
84 MauritiusMauritius 2.7 2004
European Union averageEuropean Union average 2.69 2004
85 SyriaSyria 2.6 2004
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 2.51 2004
86 LebanonLebanon 2.5 2004
Eurozone averageEurozone average 2.46 2004
87 TajikistanTajikistan 2.4 2004
88 SwedenSweden 2.4 2004
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 2.38 2004
89 SlovakiaSlovakia 2.3 2004
90 HungaryHungary 2.2 2004
91 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 2.2 2004
92 ChinaChina 2.2 2004
93 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 2.1 2004
94 NepalNepal 2.1 2005
95 SloveniaSlovenia 2.1 2004
96 OmanOman 2.1 2004
97 BelgiumBelgium 2.1 2004
98 CanadaCanada 2 2004
99 CroatiaCroatia 2 2004
100 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 1.8 2005
101 PortugalPortugal 1.8 2004
102 CyprusCyprus 1.8 2004
103 European UnionEuropean Union 1.71 2004
104 MaltaMalta 1.7 2004
105 PolandPoland 1.7 2004
106 TunisiaTunisia 1.7 2004
107 FranceFrance 1.6 2004
108 AustraliaAustralia 1.5 2004
109 New ZealandNew Zealand 1.5 2004
110 NetherlandsNetherlands 1.4 2004
111 SpainSpain 1.4 2004
112 BruneiBrunei 1.4 2004
113 KuwaitKuwait 1.4 2004
114 SingaporeSingapore 1.3 2004
115 ItalyItaly 1.2 2004
116 BahrainBahrain 1.1 2004
117 LuxembourgLuxembourg 1.1 2004
118 IrelandIreland 1.1 2004
119 DenmarkDenmark 1.1 2004
120 MoroccoMorocco 1.1 2004
121 GreeceGreece 1 2004
122 GermanyGermany 1 2004
123 AustriaAustria 0.8 2004
124 United Arab EmiratesUAE 0.7 2004

Citation

"All countries compared for Crime > Murders > Per 100,000 people", 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/stats/Crime/Murders/Per-100,000-people

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