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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
=21 Niger 20.2 2004
23 Saint Lucia 19.4 2004
24 Chad 19 2004
=25 Russia 18.9 2004
=25 Puerto Rico 18.9 2004
failed states average (profile) 18.83 2004
27 Congo, Republic of the 18.8 2004
=28 Malawi 18 2004
=28 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
=33 Dominican Republic 16.8 2004
=33 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
=42 Mauritania 15.2 2004
Former French colonies average (profile) 14.57 2004
44 Botswana 14.2 2004
=45 The Bahamas 13.8 2004
=45 Honduras 13.8 2004
=47 Trinidad and Tobago 13.7 2004
=47 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
=52 Benin 12.7 2004
54 Nicaragua 12 2004
=55 Philippines 11.9 2004
=55 Kazakhstan 11.9 2004
=57 East Timor 11.7 2004
=57 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
=72 Ukraine 8 2004
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 7.87 2004
=74 Turkmenistan 7.8 2004
=74 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
=80 Kenya 6.7 2004
=80 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
=89 Laos 5.4 2004
=91 Argentina 5.3 2004
=91 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
=98 Cambodia 3.7 2004
=98 Bolivia 3.7 2004
101 Pakistan 3.6 2004
=102 Uzbekistan 3.5 2004
=102 Seychelles 3.5 2004
=102 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
=108 Peru 3 2004
=108 Bulgaria 3 2004
=111 Turkey 2.9 2004
=111 Liechtenstein 2.9 2004
=111 Chile 2.9 2004
South Asia average (profile) 2.83 2004
=114 Finland 2.6 2004
=114 Israel 2.6 2004
=116 Mauritius 2.5 2004
=116 Armenia 2.5 2004
NATO countries average (profile) 2.47 2004
=118 Lebanon 2.4 2004
=118 Azerbaijan 2.4 2004
=118 Romania 2.4 2004
=118 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
=123 Libya 2.2 2004
=125 Maldives 2.1 2004
=125 Hungary 2.1 2004
=127 Slovakia 2 2004
=127 Malaysia 2 2004
=127 Ghana 2 2004
130 European Union 1.96 2004
=131 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.9 2004
=131 China 1.9 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 1.83 2004
=133 Nigeria 1.8 2004
=133 Marshall Islands 1.8 2004
=133 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
=136 Poland 1.6 2004
=138 Canada 1.5 2004
=138 Slovenia 1.5 2004
=138 Solomon Islands 1.5 2004
=138 Tunisia 1.5 2004
=142 Serbia and Montenegro 1.4 2004
=142 Portugal 1.4 2004
=142 Andorra 1.4 2004
=142 New Zealand 1.4 2004
=142 Algeria 1.4 2004
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.4 2004
=147 Australia 1.3 2004
=147 Czech Republic 1.3 2004
=149 Netherlands 1.2 2004
=149 Jordan 1.2 2004
=149 Syria 1.2 2004
=149 Spain 1.2 2004
=149 Sweden 1.2 2004
=154 Senegal 1.1 2004
=154 Samoa 1.1 2004
=154 Bermuda 1.1 2004
=154 Vietnam 1.1 2004
=154 Brunei 1.1 2004
=154 Kuwait 1.1 2004
=160 Vanuatu 1 2004
=160 Bahrain 1 2004
=160 Italy 1 2004
=160 Saudi Arabia 1 2004
=160 Tonga 1 2004
=160 Iceland 1 2004
=166 Palau 0.9 2004
=166 Greece 0.9 2004
=166 Oman 0.9 2004
=166 Switzerland 0.9 2004
=170 France 0.8 2004
=170 Norway 0.8 2004
=170 Denmark 0.8 2004
=170 Qatar 0.8 2004
=174 Ireland 0.7 2004
=174 Fiji 0.7 2004
=174 Austria 0.7 2004
=174 Malta 0.7 2004
=174 Germany 0.7 2004
=179 Morocco 0.5 2004
=179 United Arab Emirates 0.5 2004
=179 Japan 0.5 2004
=179 Singapore 0.5 2004
183 Luxembourg 0.4 2004
184 Cyprus 0.2 2004

Citation

"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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