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Crime > Violent crime > Murders per million people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Honduras 913.5 2011
2 El Salvador 688.59 2011
3 Cote d'Ivoire 591.51 2008
4 Jamaica 529.39 2010
5 Venezuela 450.36 2010
6 Belize 418.02 2010
7 Guatemala 386.29 2011
8 Saint Kitts and Nevis 382.03 2010
9 Lesotho 380.3 2010
10 Zambia 378.12 2008
11 Uganda 357.88 2008
12 Malawi 356.41 2008
13 Trinidad and Tobago 355.4 2010
14 Colombia 332.85 2010
15 South Africa 318.86 2010
16 Central African Republic 296.29 2008
17 Sudan 294.59 2008
18 Puerto Rico 264.16 2010
19 The Bahamas 260.75 2010
20 Saint Lucia 248.03 2010
21 Dominican Republic 247.64 2011
22 Ethiopia 244.96 2008
23 Tanzania 244.54 2008
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo 230.5 2008
25 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 228.69 2010
26 Mexico 218.49 2010
27 Dominica 210.77 2010
28 Brazil 209.9 2010
29 Guinea 208.63 2008
30 Equatorial Guinea 208.2 2008
31 Panama 206.35 2010
32 Burundi 200.13 2008
33 Kenya 199.44 2008
34 Kyrgyzstan 196.77 2010
35 Greenland 195.3 2009
36 Guinea-Bissau 193.81 2008
37 Burkina Faso 190.05 2008
38 Cameroon 188.82 2008
39 Angola 187.07 2008
40 Guyana 178.09 2010
41 Ecuador 175.85 2010
42 Namibia 175.71 2004
43 Rwanda 167.07 2008
44 Eritrea 163.32 2008
45 Ghana 157.77 2008
46 Chad 152.85 2008
47 Sierra Leone 151.3 2008
48 North Korea 150.88 2008
49 Botswana 147.05 2009
50 Mauritania 141.69 2008
51 Benin 140.64 2008
52 Zimbabwe 138.84 2008
53 Gabon 134.88 2008
54 Nicaragua 134.83 2010
55 Comoros 130.91 2008
56 Papua New Guinea 130.36 2008
57 Swaziland 128.8 2004
58 Bermuda 123.91 2011
59 Nigeria 121.83 2008
60 Cape Verde 115.77 2007
61 Paraguay 114.71 2010
62 Grenada 114.64 2010
63 Costa Rica 112.86 2010
64 Barbados 110.56 2010
65 Togo 104.72 2008
66 Peru 102.61 2009
67 Russia 102.35 2010
68 Liberia 101.02 2008
69 Turks and Caicos Islands 99.18 2009
70 Cayman Islands 94.5 2008
71 Burma 93.8 2008
72 Mongolia 88.1 2010
73 Mali 88.06 2008
74 Bolivia 87.04 2010
75 Kazakhstan 86.87 2010
76 Mozambique 86.82 2007
77 Senegal 83.91 2008
78 Seychelles 82.74 2006
79 Indonesia 80.95 2008
80 Madagascar 79.69 2008
81 Pakistan 78.68 2011
82 Moldova 74.96 2010
83 Kiribati 73.81 2008
84 Haiti 69.62 2010
85 East Timor 69.58 2008
86 Antigua and Barbuda 68.78 2010
87 Lithuania 66.63 2010
88 Uruguay 58.82 2011
89 Philippines 53.84 2009
90 Estonia 52.23 2010
91 Ukraine 51.36 2010
92 Cuba 49.87 2009
93 Belarus 49.75 2009
94 Thailand 49.67 2011
95 Suriname 46.14 2009
96 Laos 45.45 2008
97 Yemen 44.54 2009
98 Turkmenistan 42.28 2006
99 United States 42.01 2010
100 Georgia 42 2010
101 Albania 40.32 2010
102 Solomon Islands 37.73 2008
103 Niger 37.45 2008
104 Sri Lanka 36.07 2010
105 Djibouti 35.8 2008
106 Montenegro 35.52 2009
107 India 34.24 2009
108 Argentina 33.98 2009
109 Cambodia 33.54 2005
110 Turkey 32.97 2008
111 Chile 31.54 2010
112 Latvia 31.26 2010
113 Nepal 30.82 2009
114 Uzbekistan 30.44 2008
115 Iran 30.12 2009
116 Libya 29.95 2008
117 Fiji 28.08 2004
118 Liechtenstein 27.89 2009
119 Bangladesh 26.39 2010
120 Afghanistan 26.34 2008
121 Mauritius 25.76 2010
122 South Korea 25.32 2010
123 Luxembourg 24.56 2008
124 Malaysia 22.94 2006
125 Azerbaijan 22.75 2010
126 Finland 22 2010
127 Lebanon 21.88 2010
128 Syria 21.5 2010
129 Kuwait 20.7 2009
130 Iraq 20.66 2008
131 Israel 20.47 2011
132 Romania 19.6 2009
133 Bulgaria 19.51 2010
134 Republic of Macedonia 19.03 2010
135 Tajikistan 18.75 2010
136 Jordan 18.06 2006
137 Sao Tome and Principe 17.83 2008
138 Cyprus 17.42 2009
139 Czech Republic 17.26 2009
140 Serbia 16.87 2010
141 Belgium 16.52 2010
142 Canada 16.23 2010
143 Maldives 15.93 2008
144 Vietnam 15.81 2008
145 Greece 15.56 2010
146 Slovakia 15.5 2009
147 Somalia 15.1 2008
148 Armenia 14.85 2010
149 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14.56 2010
150 Algeria 14.44 2008
151 Morocco 14.13 2010
152 Croatia 14.03 2010
153 Hungary 13.3 2010
154 Egypt 12.92 2009
155 Andorra 12.65 2004
156 Ireland 12.07 2010
157 United Kingdom 11.68 2009
158 Portugal 11.66 2010
159 Poland 11.42 2010
160 Tunisia 11.33 2008
161 Samoa 10.9 2008
162 Netherlands 10.83 2009
163 France 10.54 2009
164 Australia 10.38 2010
165 Saudi Arabia 10.23 2007
166 Bhutan 10.11 2008
167 China 10.02 2010
168 Tonga 9.71 2008
169 Sweden 9.7 2010
170 Malta 9.62 2010
171 Federated States of Micronesia 9.57 2008
172 Qatar 9.57 2008
173 Vanuatu 8.87 2008
174 New Zealand 8.85 2011
175 Italy 8.75 2010
176 Denmark 8.51 2009
177 Spain 8.47 2010
178 Germany 8.44 2010
179 United Arab Emirates 8 2006
180 Macau 7.48 2010
181 Slovenia 7.32 2010
182 Oman 6.94 2008
183 Switzerland 6.65 2010
184 Austria 6.32 2010
185 Guam 6.32 2007
186 Norway 5.93 2010
187 Bahrain 5.38 2008
188 Brunei 5.34 2006
189 Japan 3.97 2009
190 French Polynesia 3.77 2009
191 Iceland 3.14 2009
192 Singapore 3.09 2011
193 Hong Kong 2.4 2011
=194 Monaco 0.0 2008
=194 Palau 0.0 2008

Citation

"All countries compared for Crime > Violent crime > Murders per million people", United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Violent-crime/Murders-per-million-people

Crime > Violent crime > Murders per million people: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Crime > Violent crime > Murders per million people

  • Honduras has had the highest violent crime > murders per million people since 2008.
  • El Salvador has ranked #2 in violent crime > murders per million people since 2009.
  • Jamaica has ranked in the top 3 for violent crime > murders per million people since 2004.
  • Venezuela has ranked in the top 6 for violent crime > murders per million people since 1999.
  • Guatemala has ranked in the top 6 for violent crime > murders per million people since 2003.
  • South Africa has ranked in the top 11 for violent crime > murders per million people since 1995.
  • Colombia has ranked in the top 12 for violent crime > murders per million people since 1995.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis has ranked in the top 7 for violent crime > murders per million people since 2008.
  • Trinidad and Tobago has ranked in the top 11 for violent crime > murders per million people since 2005.
  • Belize has ranked in the top 15 for violent crime > murders per million people since 2000.
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