Eastern Europe Compared by Crime > Murders > WHO

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.".


1 Russia 18.9 2004
2 Belarus 8.3 2004
3 Ukraine 8 2004
4 Moldova 7.2 2004
5 Albania 3.8 2004
6 Georgia 3.7 2004
7 Bulgaria 3 2004
8 Armenia 2.5 2004
=9 Azerbaijan 2.4 2004
=9 Romania 2.4 2004
11 Hungary 2.1 2004
12 Slovakia 2 2004
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.9 2004
14 Croatia 1.8 2004
15 Poland 1.6 2004
16 Slovenia 1.5 2004
17 Serbia and Montenegro 1.4 2004
18 Czech Republic 1.3 2004


Eastern Europe Compared by Crime > Murders > WHO


Interesting observations about Crime > Murders > WHO

  • Russia ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Europe in 2004.
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  • Burkina Faso ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Hot countries in 2004.
  • Jamaica ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2004.
  • Cote d'Ivoire ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Catholic countries in 2004.
  • Sierra Leone ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Former British colonies in 2004.
  • Colombia ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Emerging markets in 2004.
  • Lithuania ranked first for murders > WHO amongst European Union in 2004.
  • United Kingdom ranked second for murders > WHO amongst High income OECD countries in 2004.
  • Sudan ranked third for murders > WHO amongst Muslim countries in 2004.
  • Burma ranked first for murders > WHO amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2004.
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