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Homicides per 100,000 people, 2017:

The average for 2017 based on 35 countries was 1.7 homicides per 100,000 people. The highest value was in Russia: 9.2 homicides per 100,000 people and the lowest value was in Luxembourg: 0.3 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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Countries Homicide rate, 2017 Global rank Available data
Russia 9.2 1 1990 - 2017
Ukraine 6.2 2 1990 - 2017
Lithuania 4.5 3 1990 - 2017
Latvia 4.2 4 1992 - 2017
Hungary 2.5 5 1990 - 2017
Montenegro 2.4 6 2002 - 2017
Albania 2.3 7 1992 - 2017
Estonia 2.2 8 1990 - 2017
Belgium 1.7 9 1990 - 2017
Bulgaria 1.5 10 1990 - 2017
North Macedonia 1.5 11 1998 - 2017
Romania 1.5 12 1990 - 2017
Slovakia 1.5 13 1990 - 2017
France 1.3 14 1990 - 2017
Bosnia & Herz. 1.2 15 1990 - 2017
Denmark 1.2 16 1990 - 2017
Finland 1.2 17 1990 - 2017
UK 1.2 18 1990 - 2017
Croatia 1.1 19 1990 - 2017
Serbia 1.1 20 2000 - 2017
Sweden 1.1 21 1990 - 2017
Germany 1 22 1990 - 2017
Iceland 0.9 23 1994 - 2017
Ireland 0.9 24 1990 - 2017
Slovenia 0.9 25 1990 - 2017
Netherlands 0.8 26 1990 - 2017
Poland 0.8 27 1990 - 2017
Greece 0.7 28 1990 - 2017
Portugal 0.7 29 1990 - 2017
Spain 0.7 30 1990 - 2017
Cyprus 0.6 31 1990 - 2017
Czechia 0.6 32 1994 - 2017
Norway 0.5 33 1990 - 2017
Switzerland 0.5 34 1990 - 2017
Luxembourg 0.3 35 1994 - 2017



Definition: Number of homicides per 100,000 people per year.
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