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Crime > Violent crime Stats: compare key data on United States & Venezuela

Definitions

  • Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • 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 United States Venezuela HISTORY
Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 88.8
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Venezuela
10.7
Ranked 58th.
Intentional homicide rate 4.7
Ranked 7th.
51
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than United States

Murder rate 12,996
Ranked 9th.
13,080
Ranked 8th. 1% more than United States

Murder rate per million people 42.01
Ranked 43th.
450.36
Ranked 4th. 11 times more than United States

Murders 12,996
Ranked 9th.
13,080
Ranked 8th. 1% more than United States

Murders per million people 42.01
Ranked 43th.
450.36
Ranked 4th. 11 times more than United States

SOURCES: Annexe I of the Small Arms Survey 2007 ; 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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