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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
28 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
33 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
41 Seychelles 11.8 2004
42 Ghana 11.6 2004
43 Mexico 11.3 2004
44 Lithuania 10.3 2004
45 Latvia 10.2 2004
46 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
50 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
59 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
67 India 5.5 2004
68 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
76 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
80 Switzerland 2.9 2004
81 Finland 2.8 2004
82 Fiji 2.8 2004
83 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
88 Sweden 2.4 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2.38 2004
89 Slovakia 2.3 2004
90 Hungary 2.2 2004
91 Czech Republic 2.2 2004
92 China 2.2 2004
93 Sierra Leone 2.1 2004
94 Nepal 2.1 2005
95 Slovenia 2.1 2004
96 Oman 2.1 2004
97 Belgium 2.1 2004
98 Canada 2 2004
99 Croatia 2 2004
100 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.8 2005
101 Portugal 1.8 2004
102 Cyprus 1.8 2004
103 European Union 1.71 2004
104 Malta 1.7 2004
105 Poland 1.7 2004
106 Tunisia 1.7 2004
107 France 1.6 2004
108 Australia 1.5 2004
109 New Zealand 1.5 2004
110 Netherlands 1.4 2004
111 Spain 1.4 2004
112 Brunei 1.4 2004
113 Kuwait 1.4 2004
114 Singapore 1.3 2004
115 Italy 1.2 2004
116 Bahrain 1.1 2004
117 Luxembourg 1.1 2004
118 Ireland 1.1 2004
119 Denmark 1.1 2004
120 Morocco 1.1 2004
121 Greece 1 2004
122 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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