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Crime > Murders > WHO: Countries Compared

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.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Burkina Faso 81.1 2004
2 El Salvador 56.4 2004
3 Cote d'Ivoire 45.7 2004
4 Colombia 45.5 2004
5 South Africa 39.5 2004
6 Angola 36 2004
7 Burundi 35.4 2004
8 Democratic Republic of the Congo 35.2 2004
9 Sierra Leone 34 2004
10 Jamaica 33.7 2004
11 Zimbabwe 32.9 2004
12 Venezuela 32.5 2004
13 Central African Republic 29.1 2004
14 Sudan 28.6 2004
15 Guatemala 26.3 2004
16 Brazil 26.2 2004
17 Equatorial Guinea 24 2004
18 Zambia 22.9 2004
19 Saint Kitts and Nevis 22.7 2004
20 Belize 21.9 2004
=21 Niger 20.2 2004
=21 Mozambique 20.2 2004
23 Saint Lucia 19.4 2004
24 Chad 19 2004
=25 Puerto Rico 18.9 2004
=25 Russia 18.9 2004
failed states average (profile) 18.83 2004
27 Congo, Republic of the 18.8 2004
=28 Mali 18 2004
=28 Malawi 18 2004
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 17.75 2004
30 Guyana 17.7 2004
31 Guinea 17.3 2004
32 Gabon 17.1 2004
=33 Ecuador 16.8 2004
=33 Dominican Republic 16.8 2004
=33 Liberia 16.8 2004
36 Guinea-Bissau 16.3 2004
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 16.27 2004
37 Cameroon 16.1 2004
38 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16 2004
39 Eritrea 15.9 2004
40 Burma 15.7 2004
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 15.41 2004
41 Paraguay 15.3 2004
=42 Mauritania 15.2 2004
=42 Papua New Guinea 15.2 2004
Former French colonies average (profile) 14.57 2004
44 Botswana 14.2 2004
=45 Honduras 13.8 2004
=45 The Bahamas 13.8 2004
=47 Togo 13.7 2004
=47 Trinidad and Tobago 13.7 2004
49 The Gambia 13.5 2004
50 Lesotho 13.3 2004
Hot countries average (profile) 13 2004
51 Namibia 12.8 2004
=52 Benin 12.7 2004
=52 Swaziland 12.7 2004
54 Nicaragua 12 2004
=55 Kazakhstan 11.9 2004
=55 Philippines 11.9 2004
=57 Madagascar 11.7 2004
=57 East Timor 11.7 2004
Landlocked countries average (profile) 11.52 2004
59 Panama 11.5 2004
60 Mexico 10.9 2004
Catholic countries average (profile) 10.85 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 10.74 2004
61 Cape Verde 10.7 2004
Christian countries average (profile) 10.51 2004
62 Dominica 10.3 2004
63 Suriname 10.2 2004
64 Barbados 9.8 2004
Former British colonies average (profile) 9.68 2004
65 Comoros 9.3 2004
66 Lithuania 9.1 2004
67 Indonesia 8.9 2004
68 Latvia 8.6 2004
OPEC countries average (profile) 8.4 2004
Muslim countries average (profile) 8.35 2004
69 Belarus 8.3 2004
70 Thailand 8.2 2004
71 Kyrgyzstan 8.1 2004
=72 Ukraine 8 2004
=72 Nepal 8 2004
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 7.87 2004
=74 Tanzania 7.8 2004
=74 Turkmenistan 7.8 2004
76 Antigua and Barbuda 7.7 2004
77 Uganda 7.3 2004
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 7.26 2004
78 Moldova 7.2 2004
Religious countries average (profile) 7.04 2004
79 Sri Lanka 6.9 2004
=80 Iraq 6.7 2004
=80 Kenya 6.7 2004
=80 Estonia 6.7 2004
83 United Kingdom 6.6 2004
84 Kiribati 6.5 2004
85 Costa Rica 6.2 2004
86 Ethiopia 6.1 2004
87 Cuba 6 2004
88 United States 5.6 2004
=89 Laos 5.4 2004
=89 Sao Tome and Principe 5.4 2004
=91 Haiti 5.3 2004
=91 Argentina 5.3 2004
South and Central Asia average (profile) 5.15 2004
93 Grenada 4.9 2004
94 Uruguay 4.7 2004
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 4.33 2004
Eastern Europe average (profile) 4.26 2004
95 Guam 4.2 2004
96 Rwanda 4.1 2004
Cold countries average (profile) 3.81 2004
97 Albania 3.8 2004
=98 Bolivia 3.7 2004
=98 Cambodia 3.7 2004
=98 Georgia 3.7 2004
101 Pakistan 3.6 2004
=102 Djibouti 3.5 2004
=102 Seychelles 3.5 2004
=102 Uzbekistan 3.5 2004
105 Somalia 3.3 2004
106 Mongolia 3.2 2004
107 Monaco 3.1 2004
Europe average (profile) 3.01 2004
=108 Bulgaria 3 2004
=108 Peru 3 2004
=108 India 3 2004
=111 Chile 2.9 2004
=111 Liechtenstein 2.9 2004
=111 Turkey 2.9 2004
South Asia average (profile) 2.83 2004
=114 Israel 2.6 2004
=114 Finland 2.6 2004
=116 Armenia 2.5 2004
=116 Mauritius 2.5 2004
NATO countries average (profile) 2.47 2004
=118 Bhutan 2.4 2004
=118 Romania 2.4 2004
=118 Azerbaijan 2.4 2004
=118 Lebanon 2.4 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.39 2004
122 Bangladesh 2.3 2004
European Union average (profile) 2.24 2004
=123 Libya 2.2 2004
=123 Tajikistan 2.2 2004
=125 Hungary 2.1 2004
=125 Maldives 2.1 2004
=127 Ghana 2 2004
=127 Malaysia 2 2004
=127 Slovakia 2 2004
130 European Union 1.96 2004
=131 China 1.9 2004
=131 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.9 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 1.83 2004
=133 Croatia 1.8 2004
=133 Marshall Islands 1.8 2004
=133 Nigeria 1.8 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.78 2004
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 1.67 2004
=136 Poland 1.6 2004
=136 Belgium 1.6 2004
=138 Tunisia 1.5 2004
=138 Solomon Islands 1.5 2004
=138 Slovenia 1.5 2004
=138 Canada 1.5 2004
=142 Algeria 1.4 2004
=142 New Zealand 1.4 2004
=142 Andorra 1.4 2004
=142 Portugal 1.4 2004
=142 Serbia and Montenegro 1.4 2004
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.4 2004
=147 Czech Republic 1.3 2004
=147 Australia 1.3 2004
=149 Sweden 1.2 2004
=149 Spain 1.2 2004
=149 Syria 1.2 2004
=149 Jordan 1.2 2004
=149 Netherlands 1.2 2004
=154 Kuwait 1.1 2004
=154 Brunei 1.1 2004
=154 Vietnam 1.1 2004
=154 Bermuda 1.1 2004
=154 Samoa 1.1 2004
=154 Senegal 1.1 2004
=160 Iceland 1 2004
=160 Tonga 1 2004
=160 Saudi Arabia 1 2004
=160 Italy 1 2004
=160 Bahrain 1 2004
=160 Vanuatu 1 2004
=166 Switzerland 0.9 2004
=166 Oman 0.9 2004
=166 Greece 0.9 2004
=166 Palau 0.9 2004
=170 Qatar 0.8 2004
=170 Denmark 0.8 2004
=170 Norway 0.8 2004
=170 France 0.8 2004
=174 Germany 0.7 2004
=174 Malta 0.7 2004
=174 Austria 0.7 2004
=174 Fiji 0.7 2004
=174 Ireland 0.7 2004
=179 Singapore 0.5 2004
=179 Japan 0.5 2004
=179 United Arab Emirates 0.5 2004
=179 Morocco 0.5 2004
183 Luxembourg 0.4 2004
184 Cyprus 0.2 2004

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Crime > Murders > WHO: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Crime > Murders > WHO

  • Russia ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Europe in 2004.
  • El Salvador ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Christian countries in 2004.
  • 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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