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Crime > Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Lesotho 141 1975
2 Honduras 86 2012
3 El Salvador 71 2011
4 Saint Kitts and Nevis 68 2011
5 Venezuela 51 2012
=6 Belize 39 2011
=6 Guatemala 39 2011
=6 Jamaica 39 2011
9 The Bahamas 37 2011
10 Colombia 34 2012
11 South Africa 31 2012
12 Trinidad and Tobago 28 2011
13 Brazil 27 2011
14 Dominican Republic 25 2011
=15 Dominica 22 2010
=15 Saint Lucia 22 2011
17 Panama 20 2011
18 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 19 2011
19 Guyana 17 2011
20 Ecuador 16 2011
21 Mexico 15 2013
22 Puerto Rico 14.6 1999
23 Nicaragua 13 2011
24 Soviet Union 12.4 1989
=25 Netherlands Antilles 12 1975
=25 Paraguay 12 2010
=25 Russia 12 2011
=25 Iraq 12 1975
=25 Grenada 12 2010
=30 Barbados 11 2010
=30 Kazakhstan 11 2008
32 Zambia 10.85 1999
33 Costa Rica 10 2011
34 Papua New Guinea 8.99 1999
35 Uganda 8.7 2008
36 Indonesia 8.1 2008
37 Kyrgyzstan 7.9 2009
38 Bolivia 7.7 2011
39 Mongolia 7.6 2009
40 Tanzania 7.52 1997
41 Moldova 7.4 2010
42 Pakistan 7.3 2009
43 Haiti 6.9 2010
44 Antigua and Barbuda 6.8 2010
45 Estonia 6 2012
46 Uruguay 5.9 2011
47 Lithuania 5.6 2009
48 Philippines 5.4 2009
=49 Peru 5.2 2009
=49 Ukraine 5.2 2010
51 Belarus 4.9 2009
52 Thailand 4.8 2011
53 United States 4.7 2012
=54 Suriname 4.6 2009
=54 Cuba 4.6 2008
=54 Sri Lanka 4.6 2009
57 Turkmenistan 4.4 2006
58 Mauritius 4.2 2009
59 Latvia 4.1 2011
60 Yemen 4 2009
61 Seychelles 3.75 1999
62 Chile 3.7 2011
=63 Cambodia 3.4 2005
=63 Argentina 3.4 2009
65 Kosovo 3.2 2009
66 Uzbekistan 3.1 2008
67 Iran 3 2009
=68 South Korea 2.9 2009
=68 Libya 2.9 2004
=68 Albania 2.9 2008
=71 Bangladesh 2.8 2012
=71 Fiji 2.8 2004
=71 Nepal 2.8 2009
=71 India 2.8 2012
=75 Taiwan 2.7 2012
=75 Syria 2.7 2008
77 Maldives 2.6 2008
78 Northern Ireland 2.51 1997
79 Georgia 2.5 2011
80 Malaysia 2.3 2006
=81 Lebanon 2.2 2010
=81 Armenia 2.2 2009
83 Azerbaijan 2.1 2008
84 Tonga 2.04 1997
85 Israel 2 2011
86 Republic of Macedonia 1.94 2010
87 Bulgaria 1.91 2009
88 Vietnam 1.85 2009
=89 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.76 2009
=89 Tajikistan 1.76 2008
=91 Jordan 1.74 2006
=91 Belgium 1.74 2009
93 Scotland 1.72 1997
94 Czech Republic 1.67 2010
95 Finland 1.64 2012
96 France 1.63 1999
97 Burma 1.6 2007
98 Canada 1.56 2012
99 Slovakia 1.54 2009
100 Morocco 1.4 2011
101 Hungary 1.39 2009
102 Kuwait 1.38 2004
103 Greece 1.35 2009
104 Andorra 1.3 2004
105 Switzerland 1.25 1999
106 Egypt 1.24 2009
107 Portugal 1.22 2009
=108 United Kingdom 1.17 2009
=108 Bhutan 1.17 2009
110 Australia 1.16 2010
111 China 1.12 2008
112 Croatia 1.11 2009
113 Poland 1.1 2010
114 Tunisia 1.07 1999
115 Saudi Arabia 1.04 2007
116 Ireland 0.96 2011
117 New Zealand 0.95 2012
118 Qatar 0.93 2008
119 United Arab Emirates 0.92 2006
=120 Netherlands 0.87 2012
=120 Italy 0.87 2010
122 Sweden 0.86 2011
123 Denmark 0.85 2011
124 Germany 0.81 2011
125 Cyprus 0.8 1997
126 Bahrain 0.77 2008
=127 Spain 0.72 2010
=127 Iceland 0.72 1999
129 Norway 0.68 2010
130 Slovenia 0.64 2009
131 Austria 0.56 2010
132 Singapore 0.51 2009
133 Japan 0.35 2011
134 Monaco 0.0 2008

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Interesting observations about Crime > Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate

  • Monaco has ranked last for violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 2007.
  • Lesotho has had the highest violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 1974.
  • Honduras has ranked in the top 2 for violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 2008.
  • Jamaica has ranked in the top 5 for violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 1975.
  • El Salvador has ranked in the top 2 for violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 2009.
  • Venezuela has ranked in the top 6 for violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 2000.
  • Colombia has ranked in the top 9 for violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 1980.
  • Guatemala has ranked in the top 6 for violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 2003.
  • South Africa has ranked in the top 10 for violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 1994.
  • Soviet Union has ranked in the top 5 for violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 1988.
  • Brazil has ranked in the top 14 for violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 1990.
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