HOMICIDE RATE

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Region: Africa

CountryHomicide Rate
Burkina Faso0.4
Morocco1.2
Algeria1.4
Sierra Leone1.7
Mauritius1.8
Equatorial Guinea2.3
Libya2.5
Rwanda2.5
Somalia4.3
Kenya4.9
Zambia5.3
Burundi6.0
Benin6.2
Djibouti6.5
United Republic of Tanzania7.0
Senegal7.4
Ethiopia7.6
Comoros7.7
Madagascar7.7
Eritrea8.0
Gabon8.0
Guinea8.8
Chad9.0
Togo9.0
Gambia9.1
Congo9.3
Guinea-Bissau9.5
Nigeria9.8
Mauritania9.9
Mali10.9
Cabo Verde11.5
Cote d'Ivoire11.6
Seychelles12.7
Democratic Republic of the Congo13.5
Central African Republic19.8
South Africa34.0
Lesotho41.2
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.