Sunday, November 16, 2008

Murders (per capita) (most recent) by country

Showing latest available data। countries and
Rank .
0.617847 per 1,000 people

South Africa:
0.496008 per 1,000 people

0.324196 per 1,000 people

0.316138 per 1,000 people

0.201534 per 1,000 people

0.130213 per 1,000 people

0.107277 per 1,000 people

0.10393 per 1,000 people

0.102863 per 1,000 people

0.0983495 per 1,000 people

0.094006 per 1,000 people

Papua New Guinea:
0.0838593 per 1,000 people

0.0802565 per 1,000 people

0.0800798 per 1,000 people

0.0781145 per 1,000 people

0.0749938 per 1,000 people

0.0739025 per 1,000 people

0.070769 per 1,000 people

Costa Rica:
0.061006 per 1,000 people

0.0562789 per 1,000 people

0.0511011 per 1,000 people

0.045082 per 1,000 people

0.0445638 per 1,000 people

United States:
0.042802 per 1,000 people

0.0425746 per 1,000 people

0.0344083 per 1,000 people

0.0336276 per 1,000 people

0.0289733 per 1,000 people

0.0285642 per 1,000 people

0.0283362 per 1,000 people

0.0263303 per 1,000 people

0.0250784 per 1,000 people

0.0233769 per 1,000 people

0.0230034 per 1,000 people

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of:
0.0229829 per 1,000 people

0.021121 per 1,000 people

0.0204857 per 1,000 people

Korea, South:
0.0196336 per 1,000 people

0.0179015 per 1,000 people

0.0173272 per 1,000 people

Czech Republic:
0.0169905 per 1,000 people

0.0168499 per 1,000 people

0.0150324 per 1,000 people

0.0149063 per 1,000 people

0.014705 per 1,000 people

United Kingdom:
0.0140633 per 1,000 people

0.0128393 per 1,000 people

0.0122456 per 1,000 people

0.0116461 per 1,000 people

0.0112159 per 1,000 people

0.0111538 per 1,000 people

New Zealand:
0.0111524 per 1,000 people

0.0106775 per 1,000 people

0.0106684 per 1,000 people

0.00946215 per 1,000 people

0.00921351 per 1,000 people

0.00910842 per 1,000 people

0.0075928 per 1,000 people

Hong Kong:
0.00550804 per 1,000 people

0.00499933 per 1,000 people

Saudi Arabia:
0.00397456 per 1,000 people

0.00115868 per 1,000 people

Weighted average:
0.1 per 1,000 people

DEFINITION: Total recorded intentional homicides, completed. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
SOURCE: Seventh United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems, covering the period 1998 - 2000 (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention।


Wilson Barón Calderón 27th March 2006
This figures are not updated, because Colombia has 18.111 homicides last year (2005), which means 39 per 100.000 inhabitants.I`m the Head of Criminological Investigation Center of Judicial Police, the office in charge of prepare all about criminal reports in Colombia.If you want, I can send the Colombian Crime report 2005, so you can update all your figures about my country.
Diethart 31st March 2006
UN-crime survey sates: "The statistics cannot take into account the differences that exist between the legal definitions of offences in various countries, of the different methods of tallying, etc.Consequently, the figures used in these statistics must be interpreted with great caution. In particular, to use the figures as a basis for comparison between different countries is highly problematic."
R.R 1st April 2006
Nation Master needs to update the stats.In 2005, Trinidad and Tobago, with a population of a little over 1m (1,070,000 according to the CIA Factbook) had 387 murders or 0.362 per 1,000.Up to March 2006, there have already been 110 murders in T&T, a trend that will eclipse the record 387 set last year.
Josh (Texas) 22nd May 2006
There is a bug with this list. The United States should be #1 up there. It's not even on the list. This definitely is not correct.
Matthew (Fla, USA) 29th June 2006
You must also remember that a large part of all the murders in the US come from hispanic gangs illegally entering and killing in gang warfare. Most of these murders are not home grown violence.
Brendel (Monterey, CA) 30th September 2006
Germany's homicide rate according to the BKA (German FBI) was 3.0 per 100k persons, not 1.16. The former includes all homicides (Mord & Totschlag), while the latter only seems to count murder.
Terry (South Africa) 26th October 2006
Cry The Beloved Country (Alan Paton)If only he could see it now.
Thaddeus Mozkimos (USA) 6th January 2007
India should be much higher on the per capita list:- many murders go unreported- many infant female deaths go unreported - that is children that are born, not abortions- many "kitchen fire" deaths go unreported
David (alabama) 29th January 2007
Although the US may not be perfect it is still one of the greatest countries to live in and be a part of otherwise we wouldnt have so many ilegals and foreign natives coming in to our country. So undoubtedly its not so pathetic.
Malik Shabazz (London,UK) 15th February 2007
In your list Murders (per capita) by country, where is Brazil surely its not 63rd I think you have missed out Brazil.
Finbar (Philly) 28th February 2007
Brazil isnt even on the list. Theres no way this list is accurate. Also the United States is above Georgia and Yemen. Thats impossible.
C Lynn (USA) 11th March 2007
There are so many unreported deaths of women in the Muslim nations makes your statistics unrealistic. You need a statistical model to include such data, and I think you will be shocked.
David Fontanez (Puerto Rico) 16th April 2007
Where is Puerto Rico in this list? Recently, the press here reported that we have the third highest violent murder rate in the world. Where are we?
Thomas L (Ann Arbor MI USA) 19th April 2007
For those that try to defend the murder rate of the USA saying we are still better than Irak and Afghanistan - you seem to be missing the point - we should try to compare ourselves to other civilized countries like Japan, Greece, Switzerland, Ireland, Norway. Stop making guns available to every nutcase at Walmart!
Ed Sanville (US/UK) 21st April 2007
Most of you seem to be completely misunderstanding this list. It's clearly only a sample of the countries on earth, not the "62 highest murder rates." Also, the US IS on the list, and NO it does not have the highest murder rate on earth, Josh from Texas. That distinction has gone to Colombia for a long time now.
Jose (Puerto Rico) 25th April 2007
David, PR is included in the stats for the USA. However as a lone nation we would be right after Jamaica. Not to mention a lot of the murders in PR "disappear" along with other crimes.
Tony (England) 16th May 2007
There are people in America (eg Matthew) who when they don't like statistics such as these will always blame illegal immigrants. I have seen the same argument used to explain poor infant mortality rates.
greg chimenti (usa) 22nd May 2007
What is Cuba's per capita murder rate? Percapita usually means per one hundred thousand. It would be alot easier to read your tally sheet if homicide was not listed per one thousand.
Eric (New Zealand) 9th June 2007
Actually per capita is per person (from caput = head). Anyway it's not so hard to move the decimal point!
Leandro (Brazil) 4th July 2007
Brazil should be in #5. It's about 25 murder per 100,000.
Mario (Croatia) 21st July 2007
I just wanna know where is Honduras beacuse as far as I know that hell of a dangerous country has murder rate over 150 per 100 000! And I'm not so sure about other information here. Colombia went second.
Michael Willis (USA) 11th September 2007
El Salvador should be number at least 2005 to present date. 61 murders per 100,000. The new census in 2007 counted 5.9 million, compared to the expected 7 million where they though they would be. The country is averaging 10 murders a day
Kan (SA) 19th September 2007
I think South Africa is the worlds most dangerous country I MEAN A WOMAN IN SOUTH AFRICA GETS RAPED EVERY 12 SECONDS.
Max (Canada) 28th September 2007
Josh from texas, you obviously have never been outside of the usa to see how bad the world really is. News from other nations is not broadcast in the usa except for a few things. Once you go outside of the usa, you will learn what violence, danger, chaos and terror really are, the usa only has a few areas that even come close to how a lot of areas in the rest of the world are every day.
Frank (NY, United States) 30th September 2007
Brian, Canada does have a good deal of oil, and they have lumber and uranium, so don't go around saying that they have no natural resources.
Sara (NM) 1st October 2007
Brian in Florida is obviously living in an altered state. Most murders in the US are attributed to domestic violence.
John (Connecticut) 6th October 2007
Its sad so many of my fellow Americans idealize their country and are afraid to take responsibility for its faults. We do definitely have a problem with murder rates that is directly correlated with our own problematic majority society- not immigrants.
Tomás (Panama) 17th October 2007
You should try to make a map with at least 2005 or 2004 data. Information for 1998 to 2000 isn't going to help you detect current trends in 2007 at all, for research or other reasons.
Guccio (Italy) 21st October 2007
REMEMBER READERS If there is a missing nation, that is because there is no data for that nationif all data was available then probably Somalia, Sudan, Iraq or Afghanistan will be number #1
B. (US) 22nd October 2007
Josh, the United States is number 24.It IS the highest of the most modernized, first-world post-industrial countries by a large margin, however, 4 per 1000 as opposed to the UK, Australia, Canada 1 per 1000. However, the population of the United States is much higher than these countries, which can skew statistics (believe it or not).
Veritas (Australia) 7th November 2007
Regardless of the statistics being discussed, I am very disappointed to see a few of the people on this site making comments that are agressive and contain swear words. It is not necessary to insult each other and perhaps good manners might be a way to start on the road to reducing the crime rate.
david (jamaica) 9th November 2007
The statistics come from data that the countries voluntarily report to the UN. Some countries don't bother and there may be countries with higher rates that haven't reported. Either way the ones in the top have a problem that needs to be helped
Tony (USA Az) 10th November 2007
If some demographic analysis were to be done on the US data and localized gang violence were separated out, the US data would reflect a very non-violent society, ranking with Ireland etc.
Josh (Baltimore, MD, USA) 13th November 2007
The City of Baltimore is rapidly approaching 300 murders for the year 2007 with a population of roughly 600,000. If you talk to any local police, they will tell you the numbers are far lower then the actual murder rate due to 'cooking the books'. That means their per capita rate is 0.5 per 1000 people. This would place the City of Baltimore between Columbia and South Africa, the top two countries in the world for murder rates.
John (New York. NY) 15th November 2007
Why wouldn't America have a very high crime rate (murder, rape,etc.) since many of the latest immigrants, illegal or not, come from the most dangerous places on earth.
Heheh (London) 20th November 2007
Baltimore's murder rate isn't far higher (or even higher) than official data Josh, stop making stuff up. On top of that you're forgetting that Colombia and South Africa have cities with far higher murder rates than their national average, so why compare Baltimore to the WHOLE of these countries?
Rao Gundala (Trinidad) 20th November 2007
Why Trinidad and Tobago is in the list. They do have lot of crime.
george (Glasgow, UK) 25th November 2007
The UK is really low on the list but if you split it into the home nations, England and Wales have like 0.7 per 100,000 whereas Scotland has 2.5 or something its the second highest in western Europe.
Iain (Glasgow) 20th December 2007
Actually the UK from the statistics above is 1.4 per 100,000 while the Scotland is 2.3 per 100,000 and that places Scotland around 34th, below 14 other European countries, not the 2nd highest as the last poster indicated.
I see some people sayin America should be number one, when dealing with figures. its facts so who ever is at number one is fact of the figures please think before you post comment.
Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk (Oslo, Norway) 13th July 2008
The murder rate mentioned here for Norway is high compared to that given by Norwegian police. 0.0106684 per 1,000 people * 4,750,000 / 1000 = 50.67. According to last year's statistics 36,6 people have been murdered on average the last 10 years, and only 31,5 the last four years.
Jeff (Maryland) 30th October 2008
I have visited many message boards, but never have I seen anything near the collection of idiocy on display in the comments here.

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