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See also: List of countries by intentional homicide rate by decade
List of countries by intentional homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants. The
reliability of underlying national murder rate data may vary.[1] The legal definition of
"intentional homicide" differs among countries. Intentional homicide may or may not
include infanticide, assisted suicide or euthanasia. Intentional homicide demographics
are affected by changes in trauma care, leading to changed lethality of violent
assaults, so the intentional homicide rate may not necessarily indicate the overall level
of societal violence.[2] They may also be underreported for political reasons.[3][4]
Another problem for the comparability of the following figures is that some data may
include attempts. In general the values in these lists should not include attempts
except when mentioned otherwise.
A study undertaken by the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development
estimated that there were approximately 490,000 intentional homicides in 2004. The
study estimated that the global rate was 7.6 intentional homicides per 100,000
inhabitants for 2004.[5] For the year 2010 UNODC made a similar study. It presumed a
number of 468,000 intentional homicides for this year. That would correspond to a
worldwide rate of 6.9.[6]

Map of world by intentional homicide rate per 100,000 most recent year. Source:
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Contents
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1 Global study
o 1.1 By region
o 1.2 By subregion
o 1.3 By country
2 Country subdivisions

2.1 Australia
o 2.2 Canada
o 2.3 Mexico
o 2.4 United States
3 See also
4 References
[edit] Global study
The UNODC made a study in 2012 that includes most countries of the world. The
following lists show only the most recent data. Intentional homicide in this case is
defined as unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person.[7]
[edit] By region
UNODC murder rates most recent year
o

Region

Rate

Count

Africa

17.0

169105

Americas

15.4

144648

Asia

3.1

127120

Europe

3.5

24025

Oceania

2.9

1180

6.9

466078

World
[edit] By subregion

UNODC murder rates most recent year


Subregion

Rate

Count

Region

Eastern Africa

21.9

69344

Africa

Middle Africa

20.8

25330

Africa

Northern Africa

5.9

12276

Africa

Southern Africa

30.5

17484

Africa

Western Africa

15.4

44671

Africa

Caribbean

16.9

7001

Americas

Central America

41.0

19293

Americas

Northern America

10.2

39315

Americas

South America

20.0

79039

Americas

Central Asia

6.1

3667

Asia

Eastern Asia

1.3

19828

Asia

South-Eastern Asia

6.0

34787

Asia

Southern Asia

3.8

63102

Asia

Western Asia

2.6

5736

Asia

Eastern Europe

6.4

19072

Europe

Northern Europe

1.5

1432

Europe

Southern Europe

1.4

1669

Europe

UNODC murder rates most recent year


Subregion

Rate

Count

Region

Western Europe

1.0

1852

Europe

Australasia

1.0

268

Oceania

Melanesia

11.1

898

Oceania

Micronesia

2.5

10

Oceania

Polynesia
0.1
3
Oceania
[edit] By country
UNODC murder rates most recent year (full table here)
Country

Rate Count

Region

Subregion

Burundi

21.7 1726

Africa

Eastern Africa

Comoros

12.2 85

Africa

Eastern Africa

Djibouti

3.4

Africa

Eastern Africa

Eritrea

17.8 879

Africa

Eastern Africa

Ethiopia

22.5 20239

Africa

Eastern Africa

Kenya

20.1 7733

Africa

Eastern Africa

Madagascar

8.1

1588

Africa

Eastern Africa

Malawi

36.0 5039

Africa

Eastern Africa

Mauritius

2.5

33

Africa

Eastern Africa

Mozambique

8.8

1925

Africa

Eastern Africa

Rwanda

17.1 1708

Africa

Eastern Africa

Seychelles

8.3

Africa

Eastern Africa

Somalia

1.5

138+

Africa

Eastern Africa

Uganda

36.3 11373

Africa

Eastern Africa

Tanzania

24.5 10357

Africa

Eastern Africa

Zambia

38.0 4710

Africa

Eastern Africa

Zimbabwe

14.3 1775

Africa

Eastern Africa

Angola

19.0 3426

Africa

Middle Africa

Cameroon

19.7 3700

Africa

Middle Africa

Central African Republic

29.3 1240

Africa

Middle Africa

Chad

15.8 1686

Africa

Middle Africa

Congo

30.8 1180

Africa

Middle Africa

Africa

Middle Africa

29

Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7 13558


Equatorial Guinea

20.7 137

Africa

Middle Africa

So Tom and Prncipe

1.9

Africa

Middle Africa

Gabon

13.8 200

Africa

Middle Africa

Algeria

1.5

Africa

Northern Africa

3
516

UNODC murder rates most recent year (full table here)


Country

Rate Count

Region

Subregion

Egypt

1.2

992

Africa

Northern Africa

Libya

2.9

176+

Africa

Northern Africa

Morocco

1.4

447

Africa

Northern Africa

Sudan

24.2 10028++ Africa

Northern Africa

Tunisia

1.1

117

Africa

Northern Africa

Botswana

14.5 287

Africa

Southern Africa

Lesotho

35.2 764

Africa

Southern Africa

Namibia

17.2 352

Africa

Southern Africa

South Africa

31.8 15940

Africa

Southern Africa

Swaziland

12.9 141

Africa

Southern Africa

Benin

15.1 1262

Africa

Western Africa

Burkina Faso

18.0 2876

Africa

Western Africa

Cape Verde

11.6 56

Africa

Western Africa

Cte d'Ivoire

56.9 10801

Africa

Western Africa

Gambia

10.8 106

Africa

Western Africa

Ghana

15.7 3646

Africa

Western Africa

Guinea

22.5 2152

Africa

Western Africa

Guinea-Bissau

20.2 294

Africa

Western Africa

Liberia

10.1 371

Africa

Western Africa

Mali

8.0

Africa

Western Africa

Mauritania

14.7 485

Africa

Western Africa

Niger

3.8

Africa

Western Africa

Nigeria

12.2 18422

Africa

Western Africa

Senegal

8.7

Africa

Western Africa

Sierra Leone

14.9 837

Africa

Western Africa

Togo

10.9 627

Africa

Western Africa

Anguilla

6.8

Americas Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda

6.8

Americas Caribbean

Bahamas

27.4 94

Americas Caribbean

Barbados

11.3 31

Americas Caribbean

British Virgin Islands

8.6

Americas Caribbean

Cayman Islands

8.4

Americas Caribbean

Cuba

5.0

563

Americas Caribbean

Dominica

22.1 15

Americas Caribbean

Dominican Republic

25.0 2513

Americas Caribbean

1157
552
1027

UNODC murder rates most recent year (full table here)


Country

Rate Count

Region

Subregion

Grenada

11.5 12

Americas Caribbean

Guadeloupe

7.0

32

Americas Caribbean

Haiti

6.9

689

Americas Caribbean

Jamaica

52.2 1430

Americas Caribbean

Martinique

4.2

Americas Caribbean

Montserrat

19.7 1

Americas Caribbean

Puerto Rico

26.2 983

Americas Caribbean

Saint Kitts and Nevis

38.2 20

Americas Caribbean

Saint Lucia

25.2 44

Americas Caribbean

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

22.9 25

Americas Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago

35.2 472

Americas Caribbean

Turks and Caicos Islands

8.7

Americas Caribbean

U.S. Virgin Islands

39.2 43

Americas Caribbean

Belize

41.4 129

Americas Central America

Costa Rica

11.3 527

Americas Central America

El Salvador

69.2 4308

Americas Central America

Guatemala

38.5 5681

Americas Central America

Honduras

91.6 7104

Americas Central America

Nicaragua

13.6 785

Americas Central America

Panama

21.6 759

Americas Central America

Bermuda

12.3 8

Americas Northern America

Canada

1.6

Americas Northern America

Mexico

22.7 25757+ Americas Northern America

United States

4.2

12996

Americas Northern America

Argentina

3.4

1360

Americas South America

Bolivia

8.9

884

Americas South America

Brazil

21.0 40974

Americas South America

Chile

3.2

Americas South America

Colombia

33.4 15459+ Americas South America

Ecuador

15.2 2638

Americas South America

French Guiana

13.3 30

Americas South America

Guyana

18.6 140

Americas South America

Paraguay

11.5 741

Americas South America

Peru

10.3 2969

Americas South America

Suriname

4.6

Americas South America

17

554

541

24

UNODC murder rates most recent year (full table here)


Country

Rate Count

Subregion

Uruguay

5.9

Venezuela

45.1 13080

Americas South America

Kazakhstan

8.8

1418

Asia

Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan

20.1 1072

Asia

Central Asia

Tajikistan

2.1

143

Asia

Central Asia

Turkmenistan

4.2

203

Asia

Central Asia

Uzbekistan

3.1

831

Asia

Central Asia

China

1.0

13410

Asia

Eastern Asia

Taiwan

3.2

743

Asia

Eastern Asia

North Korea

15.2 3658

Asia

Eastern Asia

Hong Kong

0.2

17

Asia

Eastern Asia

Japan

0.4

506

Asia

Eastern Asia

Macau

0.7

Asia

Eastern Asia

Mongolia

8.7

239

Asia

Eastern Asia

South Korea

2.6

1251

Asia

Eastern Asia

Brunei

0.5

Asia

South-Eastern Asia

Cambodia

3.4

448

Asia

South-Eastern Asia

Indonesia

8.1

18963

Asia

South-Eastern Asia

Laos

4.6

279

Asia

South-Eastern Asia

Malaysia

2.3

604

Asia

South-Eastern Asia

Myanmar

10.2 4800

Asia

South-Eastern Asia

Philippines

5.4

4947

Asia

South-Eastern Asia

Singapore

0.3

16

Asia

South-Eastern Asia

Thailand

4.8

3307

Asia

South-Eastern Asia

Timor-Leste

6.9

75

Asia

South-Eastern Asia

Vietnam

1.6

1346

Asia

South-Eastern Asia

Afghanistan

2.4

712+

Asia

Southern Asia

Bangladesh

2.7

3988

Asia

Southern Asia

Bhutan

1.0

Asia

Southern Asia

India

3.4

40752+ Asia

Southern Asia

Iran

3.0

2215

Asia

Southern Asia

Maldives

1.6

Asia

Southern Asia

2.8

818

Asia

Southern Asia

Pakistan

7.8

13860+ Asia

Southern Asia

Sri Lanka

3.6

745

Southern Asia

Nepal

199

Region

Americas South America

Asia

UNODC murder rates most recent year (full table here)


Country

Rate Count

Region

Subregion

Armenia

1.4

44

Asia

Western Asia

Azerbaijan

2.2

206

Asia

Western Asia

Bahrain

0.6

Asia

Western Asia

Cyprus

1.7

19

Asia

Western Asia

Iraq

2.0

608+

Asia

Western Asia

Israel

2.1

159+

Asia

Western Asia

Jordan

1.8

100

Asia

Western Asia

Kuwait

2.2

59

Asia

Western Asia

Lebanon

2.2

95

Asia

Western Asia

Palestine

4.1

145+

Asia

Western Asia

Oman

0.7

18

Asia

Western Asia

Qatar

0.9

13

Asia

Western Asia

Saudi Arabia

1.0

265+

Asia

Western Asia

Syria

2.3

463+

Asia

Western Asia

Turkey

3.3

2320

Asia

Western Asia

United Arab Emirates

0.8

39

Asia

Western Asia

Yemen

4.2

990+

Asia

Western Asia

Belarus

4.9

473

Europe

Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

2.0

147

Europe

Eastern Europe

Czech Republic

1.7

181

Europe

Eastern Europe

Georgia

4.3

187

Europe

Eastern Europe

Hungary

1.3

133

Europe

Eastern Europe

Poland

1.1

436

Europe

Eastern Europe

Moldova

7.5

267

Europe

Eastern Europe

Romania

2.0

421

Europe

Eastern Europe

Russia

10.2 14574

Europe

Eastern Europe

Slovakia

1.5

84

Europe

Eastern Europe

Ukraine

5.2

2356

Europe

Eastern Europe

Denmark

0.9

47

Europe

Northern Europe

Estonia

5.2

70

Europe

Northern Europe

Finland

2.2

118

Europe

Northern Europe

Greenland

19.2 11

Europe

Northern Europe

Iceland

0.3

Europe

Northern Europe

Ireland

1.2

54

Europe

Northern Europe

Latvia

3.1

70

Europe

Northern Europe

UNODC murder rates most recent year (full table here)


Country

Rate Count

Region

Subregion

Lithuania

6.6

219

Europe

Northern Europe

Norway

0.6

29

Europe

Northern Europe

Sweden

1.0

91

Europe

Northern Europe

United Kingdom

1.2

722

Europe

Northern Europe

Albania

4.0

127

Europe

Southern Europe

Andorra

1.3

Europe

Southern Europe

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1.5

56

Europe

Southern Europe

Croatia

1.4

62

Europe

Southern Europe

Greece

1.5

176

Europe

Southern Europe

Italy

0.9

529

Europe

Southern Europe

Malta

1.0

Europe

Southern Europe

Montenegro

3.5

22

Europe

Southern Europe

Portugal

1.2

124

Europe

Southern Europe

Serbia

1.2

123

Europe

Southern Europe

Slovenia

0.7

15

Europe

Southern Europe

Spain

0.8

390

Europe

Southern Europe

Macedonia

1.9

40

Europe

Southern Europe

Austria

0.6

56

Europe

Western Europe

Belgium

1.7

180

Europe

Western Europe

France

1.1

682

Europe

Western Europe

Germany

0.8

690

Europe

Western Europe

Liechtenstein

2.8

Europe

Western Europe

Luxembourg

2.5

12

Europe

Western Europe

Monaco

0.0

Europe

Western Europe

Netherlands

1.1

179

Europe

Western Europe

Switzerland

0.7

52

Europe

Western Europe

Australia

1.0

229

Oceania Australasia

New Zealand

0.9

39

Oceania Australasia

Fiji

2.8

23

Oceania Melanesia

Papua New Guinea

13.0 854

Oceania Melanesia

Solomon Islands

3.7

19

Oceania Melanesia

Vanuatu

0.9

Oceania Melanesia

Guam

0.6

Oceania Micronesia

Kiribati

7.3

Oceania Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia

0.9

Oceania Micronesia

UNODC murder rates most recent year (full table here)


Country

Rate Count

Region

Subregion

Nauru

9.8

Oceania Micronesia

Palau

0.0

Oceania Micronesia

French Polynesia

0.4

Oceania Polynesia

Samoa

1.1

Oceania Polynesia

Tonga
1.0 1
Oceania Polynesia
[edit] Country subdivisions
[edit] Australia
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Sources 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Last
Australia

[edit] Canada
[show]
Canada

[edit] Mexico
[show]

Sources

Mexico

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Sources

2009

2010

[edit] United States


[show]
United Sources 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Last
States

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United
States

Sources 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Last

List of Brazilian states by murder rate


List of Russian federal subjects by murder rate
Crime in South Africa#Murder (includes a table with the homicide rates from
April 1994 to March 2011)
[edit] See also
List of countries by intentional homicide rate by decade
List of metropolitan areas by intentional homicide
[edit] References

1.

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House of commons library, Social and general statistics section. p. 29.
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2.
^ Harris, Anthony R.; Stephen H. Thomas; Gene A. Fisher; David J. Hirsch (05
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7.
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