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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 Africa 69 2004
2 Colombia 61.1 2004
3 El Salvador 57.5 2004
4 Jamaica 55.2 2004
5 Lesotho 37.3 2004
6 Venezuela 37 2004
7 Guatemala 36.4 2004
8 Haiti 33.9 2004
9 Honduras 32.2 2004
10 Brazil 30.8 2004
11 Belize 30.1 2004
12 Russia 29.7 2004
13 Rwanda 26.6 2004
14 Tanzania 26.1 2004
15 Uganda 25.2 2004
16 Dominican Republic 24.2 2004
17 The Bahamas 22.5 2004
18 Botswana 21.5 2004
19 Saint Lucia 21.3 2004
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 21.28 2004
20 Swaziland 21.1 2004
21 Philippines 21 2004
22 Kenya 20.8 2004
23 Puerto Rico 20.3 2004
24 Trinidad and Tobago 19.6 2004
25 Ethiopia 19.3 2004
26 Guyana 19.2 2004
=27 Ecuador 18.5 2004
=27 Cambodia 18.5 2004
29 Burkina Faso 18.1 2004
30 Paraguay 17.8 2004
31 Nigeria 17.7 2004
=32 Nicaragua 17.4 2004
=32 Namibia 17.4 2004
34 Kazakhstan 16.2 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 15.3 2004
35 Barbados 15.1 2004
36 Senegal 14.2 2004
37 Panama 13.4 2004
38 Mongolia 13.1 2004
39 Ukraine 12 2004
=40 Suriname 11.8 2004
=40 Seychelles 11.8 2004
42 Ghana 11.6 2004
43 Mexico 11.3 2004
44 Lithuania 10.3 2004
=45 Latvia 10.2 2004
=45 Belarus 10.2 2004
47 Algeria 9.6 2004
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 9.43 2004
48 Thailand 9 2004
=49 Malaysia 8.9 2004
=49 Estonia 8.9 2004
51 Turkmenistan 8.8 2004
52 Kyrgyzstan 8.6 2004
53 Zimbabwe 8.4 2004
54 Moldova 8.2 2004
55 Bangladesh 7.8 2004
56 Costa Rica 7.3 2004
57 Sri Lanka 7.2 2004
=58 Turkey 6.9 2004
=58 Jordan 6.9 2004
60 Pakistan 6.3 2004
61 Georgia 6.2 2004
62 Uruguay 6 2004
South Asia average (profile) 5.97 2004
63 United States 5.9 2004
64 Cameroon 5.8 2004
65 Peru 5.7 2004
=66 Argentina 5.5 2004
=66 India 5.5 2004
=66 Chile 5.5 2004
69 Bolivia 5.3 2004
70 Angola 5.2 2004
71 Israel 4.7 2004
72 Bhutan 4.3 2004
73 Vietnam 3.8 2004
74 Uzbekistan 3.7 2004
=75 Armenia 3.3 2004
=75 Romania 3.3 2004
77 Saudi Arabia 3.2 2004
78 Bulgaria 3.1 2004
NATO countries average (profile) 3.08 2004
=79 Libya 2.9 2004
=79 Switzerland 2.9 2004
=81 Finland 2.8 2004
=81 Fiji 2.8 2004
=81 Azerbaijan 2.8 2004
84 Mauritius 2.7 2004
European Union average (profile) 2.69 2004
85 Syria 2.6 2004
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.51 2004
86 Lebanon 2.5 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 2.46 2004
=87 Tajikistan 2.4 2004
=87 Sweden 2.4 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2.38 2004
89 Slovakia 2.3 2004
=90 Hungary 2.2 2004
=90 Czech Republic 2.2 2004
=90 China 2.2 2004
=93 Sierra Leone 2.1 2004
=93 Nepal 2.1 2005
=93 Slovenia 2.1 2004
=93 Oman 2.1 2004
=93 Belgium 2.1 2004
=98 Canada 2 2004
=98 Croatia 2 2004
=100 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.8 2005
=100 Portugal 1.8 2004
=100 Cyprus 1.8 2004
103 European Union 1.71 2004
=104 Malta 1.7 2004
=104 Poland 1.7 2004
=104 Tunisia 1.7 2004
107 France 1.6 2004
=108 Australia 1.5 2004
=108 New Zealand 1.5 2004
=110 Netherlands 1.4 2004
=110 Spain 1.4 2004
=110 Brunei 1.4 2004
=110 Kuwait 1.4 2004
114 Singapore 1.3 2004
115 Italy 1.2 2004
=116 Bahrain 1.1 2004
=116 Luxembourg 1.1 2004
=116 Ireland 1.1 2004
=116 Denmark 1.1 2004
=116 Morocco 1.1 2004
=121 Greece 1 2004
=121 Germany 1 2004
123 Austria 0.8 2004
124 United Arab Emirates 0.7 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/stats/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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