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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.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Burkina Faso 81.1 2004
2 El Salvador 56.4 2004
3 Cote d'Ivoire 45.7 2004
4 Colombia 45.5 2004
5 South Africa 39.5 2004
6 Angola 36 2004
7 Burundi 35.4 2004
8 Democratic Republic of the Congo 35.2 2004
9 Sierra Leone 34 2004
10 Jamaica 33.7 2004
11 Zimbabwe 32.9 2004
12 Venezuela 32.5 2004
13 Central African Republic 29.1 2004
14 Sudan 28.6 2004
15 Guatemala 26.3 2004
16 Brazil 26.2 2004
17 Equatorial Guinea 24 2004
18 Zambia 22.9 2004
19 Saint Kitts and Nevis 22.7 2004
20 Belize 21.9 2004
21 Mozambique 20.2 2004
22 Niger 20.2 2004
23 Saint Lucia 19.4 2004
24 Chad 19 2004
25 Russia 18.9 2004
26 Puerto Rico 18.9 2004
failed states average (profile) 18.83 2004
27 Congo, Republic of the 18.8 2004
28 Malawi 18 2004
29 Mali 18 2004
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 17.75 2004
30 Guyana 17.7 2004
31 Guinea 17.3 2004
32 Gabon 17.1 2004
33 Liberia 16.8 2004
34 Dominican Republic 16.8 2004
35 Ecuador 16.8 2004
36 Guinea-Bissau 16.3 2004
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 16.27 2004
37 Cameroon 16.1 2004
38 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16 2004
39 Eritrea 15.9 2004
40 Burma 15.7 2004
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 15.41 2004
41 Paraguay 15.3 2004
42 Papua New Guinea 15.2 2004
43 Mauritania 15.2 2004
Former French colonies average (profile) 14.57 2004
44 Botswana 14.2 2004
45 The Bahamas 13.8 2004
46 Honduras 13.8 2004
47 Trinidad and Tobago 13.7 2004
48 Togo 13.7 2004
49 The Gambia 13.5 2004
50 Lesotho 13.3 2004
Hot countries average (profile) 13 2004
51 Namibia 12.8 2004
52 Swaziland 12.7 2004
53 Benin 12.7 2004
54 Nicaragua 12 2004
55 Philippines 11.9 2004
56 Kazakhstan 11.9 2004
57 East Timor 11.7 2004
58 Madagascar 11.7 2004
Landlocked countries average (profile) 11.52 2004
59 Panama 11.5 2004
60 Mexico 10.9 2004
Catholic countries average (profile) 10.85 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 10.74 2004
61 Cape Verde 10.7 2004
Christian countries average (profile) 10.51 2004
62 Dominica 10.3 2004
63 Suriname 10.2 2004
64 Barbados 9.8 2004
Former British colonies average (profile) 9.68 2004
65 Comoros 9.3 2004
66 Lithuania 9.1 2004
67 Indonesia 8.9 2004
68 Latvia 8.6 2004
OPEC countries average (profile) 8.4 2004
Muslim countries average (profile) 8.35 2004
69 Belarus 8.3 2004
70 Thailand 8.2 2004
71 Kyrgyzstan 8.1 2004
72 Nepal 8 2004
73 Ukraine 8 2004
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 7.87 2004
74 Turkmenistan 7.8 2004
75 Tanzania 7.8 2004
76 Antigua and Barbuda 7.7 2004
77 Uganda 7.3 2004
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 7.26 2004
78 Moldova 7.2 2004
Religious countries average (profile) 7.04 2004
79 Sri Lanka 6.9 2004
80 Estonia 6.7 2004
81 Kenya 6.7 2004
82 Iraq 6.7 2004
83 United Kingdom 6.6 2004
84 Kiribati 6.5 2004
85 Costa Rica 6.2 2004
86 Ethiopia 6.1 2004
87 Cuba 6 2004
88 United States 5.6 2004
89 Sao Tome and Principe 5.4 2004
90 Laos 5.4 2004
91 Argentina 5.3 2004
92 Haiti 5.3 2004
South and Central Asia average (profile) 5.15 2004
93 Grenada 4.9 2004
94 Uruguay 4.7 2004
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 4.33 2004
Eastern Europe average (profile) 4.26 2004
95 Guam 4.2 2004
96 Rwanda 4.1 2004
Cold countries average (profile) 3.81 2004
97 Albania 3.8 2004
98 Georgia 3.7 2004
99 Cambodia 3.7 2004
100 Bolivia 3.7 2004
101 Pakistan 3.6 2004
102 Uzbekistan 3.5 2004
103 Seychelles 3.5 2004
104 Djibouti 3.5 2004
105 Somalia 3.3 2004
106 Mongolia 3.2 2004
107 Monaco 3.1 2004
Europe average (profile) 3.01 2004
108 India 3 2004
109 Peru 3 2004
110 Bulgaria 3 2004
111 Turkey 2.9 2004
112 Liechtenstein 2.9 2004
113 Chile 2.9 2004
South Asia average (profile) 2.83 2004
114 Finland 2.6 2004
115 Israel 2.6 2004
116 Mauritius 2.5 2004
117 Armenia 2.5 2004
NATO countries average (profile) 2.47 2004
118 Lebanon 2.4 2004
119 Azerbaijan 2.4 2004
120 Romania 2.4 2004
121 Bhutan 2.4 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.39 2004
122 Bangladesh 2.3 2004
European Union average (profile) 2.24 2004
123 Tajikistan 2.2 2004
124 Libya 2.2 2004
125 Maldives 2.1 2004
126 Hungary 2.1 2004
127 Slovakia 2 2004
128 Malaysia 2 2004
129 Ghana 2 2004
130 European Union 1.96 2004
131 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.9 2004
132 China 1.9 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 1.83 2004
133 Nigeria 1.8 2004
134 Marshall Islands 1.8 2004
135 Croatia 1.8 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.78 2004
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 1.67 2004
136 Belgium 1.6 2004
137 Poland 1.6 2004
138 Canada 1.5 2004
139 Slovenia 1.5 2004
140 Solomon Islands 1.5 2004
141 Tunisia 1.5 2004
142 Serbia and Montenegro 1.4 2004
143 Portugal 1.4 2004
144 Andorra 1.4 2004
145 New Zealand 1.4 2004
146 Algeria 1.4 2004
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.4 2004
147 Australia 1.3 2004
148 Czech Republic 1.3 2004
149 Netherlands 1.2 2004
150 Jordan 1.2 2004
151 Syria 1.2 2004
152 Spain 1.2 2004
153 Sweden 1.2 2004
154 Senegal 1.1 2004
155 Samoa 1.1 2004
156 Bermuda 1.1 2004
157 Vietnam 1.1 2004
158 Brunei 1.1 2004
159 Kuwait 1.1 2004
160 Vanuatu 1 2004
161 Bahrain 1 2004
162 Italy 1 2004
163 Saudi Arabia 1 2004
164 Tonga 1 2004
165 Iceland 1 2004
166 Palau 0.9 2004
167 Greece 0.9 2004
168 Oman 0.9 2004
169 Switzerland 0.9 2004
170 France 0.8 2004
171 Norway 0.8 2004
172 Denmark 0.8 2004
173 Qatar 0.8 2004
174 Ireland 0.7 2004
175 Fiji 0.7 2004
176 Austria 0.7 2004
177 Malta 0.7 2004
178 Germany 0.7 2004
179 Morocco 0.5 2004
180 United Arab Emirates 0.5 2004
181 Japan 0.5 2004
182 Singapore 0.5 2004
183 Luxembourg 0.4 2004
184 Cyprus 0.2 2004

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"Countries Compared by Crime > Murders > WHO. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Health Organisation. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Murders/WHO

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