* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Homicides per 100,000 people, 2017 - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 based on 97 countries was 7.4 homicides per 100,000 people.The highest value was in El Salvador: 61.8 homicides per 100,000 people and the lowest value was in Japan: 0.2 homicides per 100,000 people. The indicator is available from 1990 to 2017. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: homicides per 100,000 people; Source: The UN office on drugs and crime
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Homicide rate, 2017 Global rank Available data
El Salvador 61.8 1 1994 - 2017
Jamaica 57 2 1990 - 2017
Honduras 41.7 3 1990 - 2017
Belize 37.9 4 2000 - 2017
South Africa 35.9 5 1994 - 2017
Bahamas 30.9 6 1990 - 2017
Brazil 30.5 7 1990 - 2017
Saint Lucia 29.6 8 1990 - 2017
Guatemala 26.1 9 1992 - 2017
Dominica 25.7 10 1998 - 2017
Colombia 24.9 11 1990 - 2017
Mexico 24.8 12 1990 - 2017
Puerto Rico 18.5 13 1990 - 2017
Guyana 14.8 14 1990 - 2017
Costa Rica 12.3 15 1990 - 2017
Domin. Rep. 11.3 16 1991 - 2017
Grenada 11.1 17 2000 - 2017
Uganda 11 18 1995 - 2017
Barbados 10.5 19 1990 - 2017
Panama 9.7 20 1990 - 2017
Swaziland 9.5 21 1990 - 2017
Russia 9.2 22 1990 - 2017
Philippines 8.4 23 1990 - 2017
Bermuda 8.2 24 1990 - 2017
Uruguay 8.2 25 1990 - 2017
Peru 7.7 26 2000 - 2017
Afghanistan 7.1 27 2009 - 2017
Mongolia 6.2 28 2003 - 2017
Ukraine 6.2 29 1990 - 2017
Ecuador 5.8 30 1990 - 2017
Suriname 5.5 31 2000 - 2017
USA 5.3 32 1990 - 2017
Argentina 5.1 33 2014 - 2017
Kazakhstan 5 34 1990 - 2017
Kenya 5 35 2004 - 2017
Lithuania 4.5 36 1990 - 2017
Chile 4.3 37 2003 - 2017
Kyrgyzstan 4.2 38 1990 - 2017
Latvia 4.2 39 1992 - 2017
Pakistan 4.2 40 1990 - 2017
Hungary 2.5 41 1990 - 2017
Armenia 2.4 42 1990 - 2017
Montenegro 2.4 43 2002 - 2017
Albania 2.3 44 1992 - 2017
Sri Lanka 2.3 45 1990 - 2017
Bangladesh 2.2 46 2000 - 2017
Estonia 2.2 47 1990 - 2017
Ghana 2.1 48 2001 - 2017
Morocco 2.1 49 1990 - 2017
Azerbaijan 2 50 1990 - 2017
Canada 1.8 51 1990 - 2017
Belgium 1.7 52 1990 - 2017
Bhutan 1.6 53 1990 - 2017
Bulgaria 1.5 54 1990 - 2017
North Macedonia 1.5 55 1998 - 2017
Romania 1.5 56 1990 - 2017
Slovakia 1.5 57 1990 - 2017
Cameroon 1.4 58 2000 - 2017
Jordan 1.4 59 1990 - 2017
Burkina Faso 1.3 60 2002 - 2017
France 1.3 61 1990 - 2017
Saudi Arabia 1.3 62 1999 - 2017
Bosnia & Herz. 1.2 63 1990 - 2017
Denmark 1.2 64 1990 - 2017
Finland 1.2 65 1990 - 2017
UK 1.2 66 1990 - 2017
Benin 1.1 67 2012 - 2017
Croatia 1.1 68 1990 - 2017
G.-Bissau 1.1 69 2012 - 2017
Serbia 1.1 70 2000 - 2017
Sweden 1.1 71 1990 - 2017
Uzbekistan 1.1 72 1990 - 2017
Germany 1 73 1990 - 2017
Iceland 0.9 74 1994 - 2017
Ireland 0.9 75 1990 - 2017
Slovenia 0.9 76 1990 - 2017
Australia 0.8 77 1990 - 2017
Netherlands 0.8 78 1990 - 2017
Poland 0.8 79 1990 - 2017
Greece 0.7 80 1990 - 2017
New Zealand 0.7 81 1990 - 2017
Portugal 0.7 82 1990 - 2017
Spain 0.7 83 1990 - 2017
China 0.6 84 1995 - 2017
Cyprus 0.6 85 1990 - 2017
Czechia 0.6 86 1994 - 2017
South Korea 0.6 87 1990 - 2017
Norway 0.5 88 1990 - 2017
Oman 0.5 89 2001 - 2017
Switzerland 0.5 90 1990 - 2017
UA Emirates 0.5 91 2003 - 2017
Indonesia 0.4 92 1998 - 2017
Hong Kong 0.3 93 1990 - 2017
Luxembourg 0.3 94 1994 - 2017
Macao 0.3 95 1991 - 2017
Japan 0.2 96 1990 - 2017
Singapore 0.2 97 1990 - 2017


Definition: Number of homicides per 100,000 people per year.
61.8
57.0
41.7
37.9
35.9
30.9
30.5
29.6
26.1
25.7
24.9
24.8
18.5
14.8
12.3
11.3
11.1
11.0
10.5
9.7
9.5
9.2
8.4
8.2
8.2
7.7
7.1
6.2
6.2
5.8
5.5
5.3
5.1
5.0
5.0
4.5
4.3
4.2
4.2
4.2
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.0
1.8
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.0
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0
15.5
30.9
46.4
61.8
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