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Current Worldwide Homicide/Murder Rate

Current Worldwide Homicide/Murder Rate
Country or AreaRate (rate per 100,000 population)YearNoteSource
Afghanistan3.442004WHO
Albania3.292007TransMONEE 2009 database, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Algeria0.642006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Andorra1.32004Interpol
Angola38.592004WHO
Anguilla27.612007MurderNational Statistical Office
Antigua and Barbuda8.492004Pan American Health Organization
Argentina5.242007Homicidios dolososMinistry of Justice
Armenia2.532008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Australia1.232008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Austria0.582008Europen Health for All database - Homicide and intentional injury
Azerbaijan2.02007TransMONEE 2009 database, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Bahamas22.42004WHO
Bahrain0.772008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Bangladesh2.562008MurderNational Police
Barbados17.422004WHO
Belarus5.562008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Belgium1.832008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Belize34.262008MurderNational Police
Benin13.742004WHO
Bermuda1.562004United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Bhutan1.362006MurderNational Statistical Office
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)10.642007HomicidioNational Statistical Office
Bosnia and Herzegovina1.82008Intentional homicideMinistry of Interior
Botswana11.92006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Brazil21.972008Ministry of Justice
Brunei Darussalam0.532006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Bulgaria2.272008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Burkina Faso0.492006Assassinats, meurtresNational Statistical Office
Burundi37.382004WHO
Cambodia3.232005Murder recorded by judicial policeNon-Governmental Organization
Cameroon2.282007Includes attemptsUnited Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Canada1.672008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Cape Verde11.392007Citing MoJ, Includes attemptsReport of an international organization
Central African Republic29.842004WHO
Chad19.182004WHO
Chile8.12008Data provided by Policia de Investigaciones de ChileUnited Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
China1.212007HomicideNational Statistical Office
Colombia40.12007National Statistical Office
Comoros11.952004WHO
Congo19.92004WHO
Costa Rica8.282007Victimas de homicidio dolosoNational Police
Cote d'Ivoire0.372008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Croatia1.612008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Cuba5.52006Pan American Health Organization
Cyprus1.02008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Czech Republic1.962008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Democratic People's Republic of Korea19.252004WHO
Democratic Republic of the Congo34.992004WHO
Denmark1.42007Eurostat
Djibouti3.412004WHO
Dominica5.922004Pan American Health Organization
Dominican Republic21.512007Meures violentas: homicidios y caidos en acciones legalesOffice of the General Prosecutor
Ecuador18.12006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Egypt0.842008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
El Salvador51.832008Homicidios, citing Fiscalia General de la RepublicaObservatorio Centroamericano sobre Violencia
Equatorial Guinea19.12004WHO
Eritrea16.12004WHO
Estonia6.262008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Ethiopia20.472004WHO
Fiji2.82004Interpol
Finland2.492008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
France1.352008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Gabon16.242004WHO
Gambia14.312004WHO
Georgia7.572007TransMONEE 2009 database, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Germany0.82008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Ghana1.752005MurderNational Statistical Office
Greece1.12008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Grenada4.892004WHO
Guam0.582007MurderNational Statistical Office
Guatemala45.172006Homicidios, citing Polica Nacional CivilReport of an international organization
Guinea0.442007United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Guinea-Bissau17.592004WHO
Guyana20.72008MurderNational Statistical Office
Haiti21.82004Pan American Health Organization
Honduras60.872008Homicidios, citing Policia NacionalObservatorio Centroamericano sobre Violencia
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China0.642004United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Hungary1.472008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Iceland02008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
India2.772007MurderNational Police
Indonesia9.292004WHO
Iran (Islamic Republic of)2.882004United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Iraq7.312004WHO
Ireland1.952007Eurostat
Israel2.432008MurderNational Statistical Office
Italy1.162007Eurostat
Jamaica59.52008MurderNational Police
Japan0.452008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Jordan1.742006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Kazakhstan10.562008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Kenya3.652008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Kiribati6.642004WHO
Kuwait1.382004WHO
Kyrgyzstan7.782007TransMONEE 2009 database, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Lao People's Democratic Republic5.172004WHO
Latvia4.382008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Lebanon0.562006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Lesotho36.692008Persons killedUnited Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Liberia17.432004WHO
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya2.952004WHO
Liechtenstein2.812008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Lithuania8.612008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Luxembourg1.462008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Madagascar12.422004WHO
Malawi17.462004WHO
Malaysia2.312006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Maldives2.622008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Mali17.562004WHO
Malta1.472008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Marshall Islands1.82004WHO
Mauritania15.12004WHO
Mauritius3.752008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Mexico11.592008Homicidios dolososNon-Governmental Organization
Micronesia (Federated States of)0.922004WHO
Monaco02008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Mongolia7.912008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Montenegro3.72008MurderNational Police
Morocco0.42008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Mozambique20.02004WHO
Myanmar15.582004WHO
Namibia17.862004Interpol
Nauru9.912004WHO
Nepal2.242007Murder and dacoity with murder, data for 2006/07National Statistical Office
Netherlands12007Eurostat
New Zealand1.252008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Nicaragua12.972008Asesinatos, homicidiosNational Police
Niger20.472004WHO
Nigeria1.292008Citing National Police, MurderNon-Governmental Organization
Norway0.642007Eurostat
Occupied Palestinian Territory3.852005United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Oman0.652008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Pakistan6.812008Murder reported to policeNational Statistical Office
Palau02004WHO
Panama13.282007HomicidioObservatorio Centroamericano sobre Violencia
Papua New Guinea15.12004WHO
Paraguay12.212007Homicidio doloso, denuncias registradasNational Statistical Office
Peru3.212006Homicidios, muertesNational Statistical Office
Philippines6.442008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Poland1.212008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Portugal1.162008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Puerto Rico20.352008Asesinatos, homicidiosNational Police
Qatar1.02008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Republic of Korea2.32008Includes attemptsUnited Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Republic of Moldova7.212008Europen Health for All database - Homicide and intentional injury
Romania2.472008Europen Health for All database - Homicide and intentional injury
Russian Federation14.182008Includes attemptsUnited Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Rwanda27.272004WHO
Saint Kitts and Nevis35.252008MurderNational Police
Saint Lucia16.02007MurderNational Police
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines17.512004WHO
Samoa1.122004WHO
Sao Tome and Principe5.332004WHO
Saudi Arabia0.852007National Statistical Office
Senegal14.852004WHO
Serbia3.422008HomicideNational Statistical Office
Seychelles8.442006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Sierra Leone2.632008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Singapore0.392006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Slovakia1.742008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Slovenia0.552008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Solomon Islands1.522004WHO
Somalia3.252004WHO
South Africa36.542008MurderNational Police
Spain0.912008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Sri Lanka7.422008Homicide and abetment to commit suicideNational Police
Sudan27.232004WHO
Suriname13.662006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Swaziland21.12004WHO
Sweden0.892008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Switzerland0.722008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Syrian Arab Republic3.02007Killing and beating till death. Includes attempts.National Statistical Office
Tajikistan2.292007TransMONEE 2009 database, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Thailand5.92008Intentional killing, reported casesNational Police
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia2.02006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Timor-Leste12.522004WHO
Togo14.262004WHO
Tonga0.992004WHO
Trinidad and Tobago39.672008MurderNational Police
Tunisia1.682004WHO
Turkey2.942008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Turkmenistan4.132006Includes attemptsTransMONEE 2009 database, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Uganda8.72008MurderNational Police
Ukraine5.362008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
United Arab Emirates0.922006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
United Kingdom1.572007 – 2008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems; Eurostat
United Kingdom (England and Wales)1.192008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)1.352008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
United Kingdom (Scotland)2.162007Eurostat
United Republic of Tanzania25.82004WHO
United States of America5.222008United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Uruguay5.782007HomicidiosMinistry of Interior
Uzbekistan3.242006TransMONEE 2009 database, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Vanuatu0.952004WHO
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)47.212008HomicidiosNon-Governmental Organization
Viet Nam1.852006United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Yemen3.972008Intentional murder, father kills son, killing a wife, and assault leading to deathNational Statistical Office
Zambia22.512004WHO
Zimbabwe34.292004WHO
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