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Crime > Murders > WHO: 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 81.1 2004
2 El SalvadorEl Salvador 56.4 2004
3 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 45.7 2004
4 ColombiaColombia 45.5 2004
5 South AfricaSouth Africa 39.5 2004
6 AngolaAngola 36 2004
7 BurundiBurundi 35.4 2004
8 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 35.2 2004
9 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 34 2004
10 JamaicaJamaica 33.7 2004
11 ZimbabweZimbabwe 32.9 2004
12 VenezuelaVenezuela 32.5 2004
13 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 29.1 2004
14 SudanSudan 28.6 2004
15 GuatemalaGuatemala 26.3 2004
16 BrazilBrazil 26.2 2004
17 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 24 2004
18 ZambiaZambia 22.9 2004
19 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 22.7 2004
20 BelizeBelize 21.9 2004
21 MozambiqueMozambique 20.2 2004
22 NigerNiger 20.2 2004
23 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 19.4 2004
24 ChadChad 19 2004
25 RussiaRussia 18.9 2004
26 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 18.9 2004
Failed states averageFailed states average 18.83 2004
27 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 18.8 2004
28 MalawiMalawi 18 2004
29 MaliMali 18 2004
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 17.75 2004
30 GuyanaGuyana 17.7 2004
31 GuineaGuinea 17.3 2004
32 GabonGabon 17.1 2004
33 LiberiaLiberia 16.8 2004
34 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 16.8 2004
35 EcuadorEcuador 16.8 2004
36 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 16.3 2004
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 16.27 2004
37 CameroonCameroon 16.1 2004
38 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 16 2004
39 EritreaEritrea 15.9 2004
40 BurmaBurma 15.7 2004
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 15.41 2004
41 ParaguayParaguay 15.3 2004
42 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 15.2 2004
43 MauritaniaMauritania 15.2 2004
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 14.57 2004
44 BotswanaBotswana 14.2 2004
45 The BahamasThe Bahamas 13.8 2004
46 HondurasHonduras 13.8 2004
47 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 13.7 2004
48 TogoTogo 13.7 2004
49 The GambiaThe Gambia 13.5 2004
50 LesothoLesotho 13.3 2004
Hot countries averageHot countries average 13 2004
51 NamibiaNamibia 12.8 2004
52 SwazilandSwaziland 12.7 2004
53 BeninBenin 12.7 2004
54 NicaraguaNicaragua 12 2004
55 PhilippinesPhilippines 11.9 2004
56 KazakhstanKazakhstan 11.9 2004
57 East TimorEast Timor 11.7 2004
58 MadagascarMadagascar 11.7 2004
Landlocked countries averageLandlocked countries average 11.52 2004
59 PanamaPanama 11.5 2004
60 MexicoMexico 10.9 2004
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 10.85 2004
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 10.74 2004
61 Cape VerdeCape Verde 10.7 2004
Christian countries averageChristian countries average 10.51 2004
62 DominicaDominica 10.3 2004
63 SurinameSuriname 10.2 2004
64 BarbadosBarbados 9.8 2004
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 9.68 2004
65 ComorosComoros 9.3 2004
66 LithuaniaLithuania 9.1 2004
67 IndonesiaIndonesia 8.9 2004
68 LatviaLatvia 8.6 2004
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 8.4 2004
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 8.35 2004
69 BelarusBelarus 8.3 2004
70 ThailandThailand 8.2 2004
71 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 8.1 2004
72 NepalNepal 8 2004
73 UkraineUkraine 8 2004
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 7.87 2004
74 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 7.8 2004
75 TanzaniaTanzania 7.8 2004
76 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 7.7 2004
77 UgandaUganda 7.3 2004
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 7.26 2004
78 MoldovaMoldova 7.2 2004
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 7.04 2004
79 Sri LankaSri Lanka 6.9 2004
80 EstoniaEstonia 6.7 2004
81 KenyaKenya 6.7 2004
82 IraqIraq 6.7 2004
83 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 6.6 2004
84 KiribatiKiribati 6.5 2004
85 Costa RicaCosta Rica 6.2 2004
86 EthiopiaEthiopia 6.1 2004
87 CubaCuba 6 2004
88 United StatesUnited States 5.6 2004
89 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 5.4 2004
90 LaosLaos 5.4 2004
91 ArgentinaArgentina 5.3 2004
92 HaitiHaiti 5.3 2004
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 5.15 2004
93 GrenadaGrenada 4.9 2004
94 UruguayUruguay 4.7 2004
East Asia and Pacific averageEast Asia and Pacific average 4.33 2004
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average 4.26 2004
95 GuamGuam 4.2 2004
96 RwandaRwanda 4.1 2004
Cold countries averageCold countries average 3.81 2004
97 AlbaniaAlbania 3.8 2004
98 GeorgiaGeorgia 3.7 2004
99 CambodiaCambodia 3.7 2004
100 BoliviaBolivia 3.7 2004
101 PakistanPakistan 3.6 2004
102 UzbekistanUzbekistan 3.5 2004
103 SeychellesSeychelles 3.5 2004
104 DjiboutiDjibouti 3.5 2004
105 SomaliaSomalia 3.3 2004
106 MongoliaMongolia 3.2 2004
107 MonacoMonaco 3.1 2004
Europe averageEurope average 3.01 2004
108 IndiaIndia 3 2004
109 PeruPeru 3 2004
110 BulgariaBulgaria 3 2004
111 TurkeyTurkey 2.9 2004
112 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 2.9 2004
113 ChileChile 2.9 2004
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 2.83 2004
114 FinlandFinland 2.6 2004
115 IsraelIsrael 2.6 2004
116 MauritiusMauritius 2.5 2004
117 ArmeniaArmenia 2.5 2004
NATO countries averageNATO average 2.47 2004
118 LebanonLebanon 2.4 2004
119 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 2.4 2004
120 RomaniaRomania 2.4 2004
121 BhutanBhutan 2.4 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 2.39 2004
122 BangladeshBangladesh 2.3 2004
European Union averageEuropean Union average 2.24 2004
123 TajikistanTajikistan 2.2 2004
124 LibyaLibya 2.2 2004
125 MaldivesMaldives 2.1 2004
126 HungaryHungary 2.1 2004
127 SlovakiaSlovakia 2 2004
128 MalaysiaMalaysia 2 2004
129 GhanaGhana 2 2004
130 European UnionEuropean Union 1.96 2004
131 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 1.9 2004
132 ChinaChina 1.9 2004
Eurozone averageEurozone average 1.83 2004
133 NigeriaNigeria 1.8 2004
134 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 1.8 2004
135 CroatiaCroatia 1.8 2004
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 1.78 2004
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 1.67 2004
136 BelgiumBelgium 1.6 2004
137 PolandPoland 1.6 2004
138 CanadaCanada 1.5 2004
139 SloveniaSlovenia 1.5 2004
140 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 1.5 2004
141 TunisiaTunisia 1.5 2004
142 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 1.4 2004
143 PortugalPortugal 1.4 2004
144 AndorraAndorra 1.4 2004
145 New ZealandNew Zealand 1.4 2004
146 AlgeriaAlgeria 1.4 2004
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 1.4 2004
147 AustraliaAustralia 1.3 2004
148 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 1.3 2004
149 NetherlandsNetherlands 1.2 2004
150 JordanJordan 1.2 2004
151 SyriaSyria 1.2 2004
152 SpainSpain 1.2 2004
153 SwedenSweden 1.2 2004
154 SenegalSenegal 1.1 2004
155 SamoaSamoa 1.1 2004
156 BermudaBermuda 1.1 2004
157 VietnamVietnam 1.1 2004
158 BruneiBrunei 1.1 2004
159 KuwaitKuwait 1.1 2004
160 VanuatuVanuatu 1 2004
161 BahrainBahrain 1 2004
162 ItalyItaly 1 2004
163 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 1 2004
164 TongaTonga 1 2004
165 IcelandIceland 1 2004
166 PalauPalau 0.9 2004
167 GreeceGreece 0.9 2004
168 OmanOman 0.9 2004
169 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 0.9 2004
170 FranceFrance 0.8 2004
171 NorwayNorway 0.8 2004
172 DenmarkDenmark 0.8 2004
173 QatarQatar 0.8 2004
174 IrelandIreland 0.7 2004
175 FijiFiji 0.7 2004
176 AustriaAustria 0.7 2004
177 MaltaMalta 0.7 2004
178 GermanyGermany 0.7 2004
179 MoroccoMorocco 0.5 2004
180 United Arab EmiratesUAE 0.5 2004
181 JapanJapan 0.5 2004
182 SingaporeSingapore 0.5 2004
183 LuxembourgLuxembourg 0.4 2004
184 CyprusCyprus 0.2 2004

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