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Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 populationGo toSearch glossaries

Source: UNODC Homicide Statistics 2012 | United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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Country or AreaYearCountRateSourceSource Type
Honduras2011710491.6OCAVI/National policeCJ
El Salvador2011430869.2National police/OASCJ
Guatemala2011568138.5CTS/National policeCJ
Dominican Republic2011251325.0NGO/SESCJ
Bermuda2011812.3National policeCJ
Uruguay20111995.9Ministry of Interior/SES/OASCJ
Thailand201133074.8National policeCJ
New Zealand2011390.9National policeCJ
Singapore2011160.3CTS/National policeCJ
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China2011170.2CTS/National policeCJ
Honduras2010623982.1OCAVI/National policeCJ
El Salvador2010400564.7National police/OASCJ
Jamaica2010143052.2CTS/National policeCJ
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)20101308045.1NGOCJ
Guatemala2010596041.4CTS/National policeCJ
Saint Kitts and Nevis20102038.2OAS/National policeCJ
Trinidad and Tobago201047235.2OASCJ
Colombia20101545933.4National policeCJ
South Africa20101594031.8National policeCJ
Puerto Rico201098326.2National policeCJ
Saint Lucia20104425.2OASCJ
Dominican Republic2010247424.9NGO/SESCJ
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines20102522.9OAS/NGOCJ
Panama201075921.6National policeCJ
Brazil20104097421.0Ministry of JusticeCJ
Ecuador2010263818.2OAS/National policeCJ
Nicaragua201078513.6National policeCJ
Costa Rica201052711.3CTS/Ministry of JusticeCJ
Bermuda2010710.8National policeCJ
Russian Federation20101457410.2CTSCJ
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)20108848.9National policeCJ
Republic of Moldova20102677.5CTSCJ
Antigua and Barbuda201066.8OAS/National policeCJ

UNODC Homicide Statistics 2012

Source:  United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

UNODC Homicide Statistics provide users with a reference for the largest number of countries and the longest time series on homicide data possible. A variety of national and international sources on homicide have been considered to compile UNODC Homicide Statistics and, in order to present accurate and comparable statistics, data have been selected which conform as much as possible to the definition of intentional homicide used by UNODC for statistical purpose: ‘‘unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person”.

All existing data sources on intentional homicides, both at national and international level, stem from either criminal justice or public health systems. In the former case, data are generated by law enforcement or criminal justice authorities in the process of recording and investigating a crime event while, in the latter, data are produced by health authorities certifying the cause of death of an individual. Public health data on homicides were derived from databases on deaths by cause disseminated by WHO, both at central level and through some of its regional offices.

Data included in the dataset correspond to the original value provided by the source of origin, since no statistical procedure or modelling was used to change collected values or to create new or revised figures.

    Source type:
  • CJ: Criminal Justice
  • PH: Public Health
    Data sources:
  • CTS: United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (CTS)
  • Eurostat: The statistical office of the European Union. Offences recorded by the police.
  • GBI: Global Burden of Injuries, Injury Mortality Data Collection
  • Interpol: International Criminal Justice organization
  • NGO: Non-governmental organization
  • NSO: National Statistical Office
  • OAS: Organization of American States - Observatory on Citizen Security. Number of offences of intentional homicide recorded by the police.
  • OCAVI: Observatorio Centroamericano sobre Violencia - The Central American Observatory on Violence. Sourced from national police data.
  • PAHO: Pan American Health Organization's Core Health Data System
  • SES: Regional System of Standardized Citizen Security and Coexistence Indicators
  • Transmonee: UNICEF TransMONEE Database. Innocenti Research Centre, Florence
  • UN-OCHA: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Integrated Regional Information Network
  • UN-PKO: UN Peacekeeping Operations
  • WHO: World Health Organization Global Burden of Disease Mortality Estimates
      Last update in UNdata: 2012/07/23
      Next update in UNdata: To be confirmed