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Crime > Violent crime Stats: compare key data on Switzerland & United Kingdom

Definitions

  • Intentional homicide rate: 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.
  • Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT Switzerland United Kingdom HISTORY
Intentional homicide rate 1.25
Ranked 39th. 7% more than United Kingdom
1.17
Ranked 74th.

Murder rate 52
Ranked 68th.
722
Ranked 34th. 14 times more than Switzerland

Murder rate per million people 6.65
Ranked 82nd.
11.68
Ranked 94th. 76% more than Switzerland

Murders 52
Ranked 68th.
722
Ranked 34th. 14 times more than Switzerland

Murders per million people 6.65
Ranked 82nd.
11.68
Ranked 94th. 76% more than Switzerland

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries by intentional homicide rate by decade; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables; 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.

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