HOMICIDE RATE

Compare the Homicide Rate of your country of origin to the Homicide Rate in all world regions. If you have linked directly from a country page (and data are available), this country will also show.

To view the Homicide Rate of the countries in a specific region, click on the region in the table below.

CountryHomicide Rate
United States (your country)5.4
RegionHomicide Rate (range)
Africa0.4 - 41.2
Americas1.7 - 82.8
Asia0.2 - 11.0
Europe0.3 - 10.8
Oceania0.9 - 5.4

Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – https://dataunodc.un.org/crime/intentional-homicide-victims

 

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) supply regularly updated data on crime and criminal justice through the annual United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems.

The Homicide Rates shown are based on the most recent data (in April 2019), which are 2016 data when they exist, and otherwise 2015 data.

Homicide Rates are intentional homicide victims per 100,000 population. Intentional homicide means unlawful death inflicted upon a person with the intent to cause death or serious injury.

The Homicide Rate range for a specific region shows the minimum and maximum values of the Homicide Rates of the countries belonging to that region.