Murder Rate By Country 2019

One of the highest rates of criminal activity involves murder, whether it be self-inflicted, homicidal, or accidental. Unfortunately, a life where murder doesn’t exist seems to only be possible in a perfect world, but that does not yet exist, either. The murder rates around the world are astonishing, and the hope is that these values will decline over the years until murder is a rareity.

The top ten highest murder rates are found in the following countries…

Honduras

Venezuela

The United States Virgin Islands

Belize

El Salvador

  • Located in South America

  • 41.2 deaths for every 100,000 people

    Guatemala

  • Located in South America

  • 39.9 deaths for every 100,000 people

Jamaica

  • Located in The Caribbean
  • 39.3 deaths for every 100,000 people

Lesotho

  • Located in Southern Africa
  • 38 deaths for every 100,000 people

Swaziland

  • Located in Africa
  • 33.8 deaths for every 100,000 people

Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Located in The Caribbean
  • 33.63 deaths for every 100,000 people

List of Countries in Order of Murder Rates in Descending Order

Now let’s take a look at the list of countries according to the prevalence of murder in these regions. The lower on the list a country is, the lower the murder rates in that particular area. There is not a single country that is free from the grips of murder, but some of the countries with the lowest current murder rates are Singapore, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Monaco, and Andorra. The others include...

List of Countries and the Murder Rates of Each Country

  • El Salvador 108.60
  • Iraq 66.10
  • Honduras 63.80
  • Venezuela 57.10
  • Jamaica 43.20
  • Lesotho 38.00
  • Belize 34.40
  • South Africa 34.30
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis 33.60
  • Guatemala 31.20
  • Trinidad and Tobago 30.90
  • The Bahamas 29.80
  • Brazil 26.70
  • Colombia 26.50
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 25.60
  • Saint Lucia 21.60
  • Tuvalu 20.30
  • Guyana 19.40
  • The Dominican Republic 17.40
  • Namibia 16.90
  • Mexico 16.30
  • Puerto Rico 15.90
  • The Cayman Islands 14.70
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo 13.40
  • The Central African Republic 13.10
  • Greenland 12.50
  • Bolivia 12.40
  • Costa Rica 11.80
  • Côte d'Ivoire 11.80
  • Uganda 11.80
  • Nicaragua 11.50
  • Panama 11.40
  • Russia 11.30
  • Antigua and Barbuda 11.20
  • Barbados 10.90
  • Mali 10.80
  • Suriname 10.70
  • Botswana 10.50
  • Papua New Guinea 10.40
  • Mauritania 10.20
  • Congo 10.10
  • Haiti 10.00
  • The Philippines 9.80
  • Nigeria 9.80
  • Angola 9.60
  • Paraguay 9.30
  • Guinea-Bissau 9.20
  • Togo 9.10
  • The Gambia 9.10
  • Chad 9.00
  • Gabon 9.00
  • Cabo Verde 8.80
  • Guinea 8.50
  • Dominica 8.40
  • Uruguay 8.40
  • Swaziland 8.20
  • Ecuador 8.20
  • Qatar 8.10
  • Pakistan 7.80
  • Ethiopia 7.60
  • Comoros 7.60
  • Kiribati 7.50
  • Eritrea 7.50
  • Grenada 7.50
  • Senegal 7.30
  • Peru 7.20
  • Mongolia 7.20
  • Tanzania 7.00
  • Djibouti 6.90
  • Zimbabwe 6.70
  • Yemen 6.70
  • Afghanistan 6.60
  • Sudan 6.50
  • Argentina 6.50
  • Benina 6.0
  • Lithuania 6.0
  • Cameroon 5.90
  • Zambia 5.80
  • Kenya 5.80
  • Somalia 5.60
  • Kyrgyzstan 5.10
  • The United States of America 4.90
  • Kazakhstan 4.80
  • Cuba 4.70
  • Rwanda 4.50
  • Niger 4.50
  • Ukraine 4.40
  • The Democratic People's Republic of Korea 4.40
  • Turkey 4.30
  • Turkmenistan 4.20
  • Iran 4.10
  • Latvia 4.10
  • Burundi 4.0
  • Lebanon 3.90
  • The Solomon Islands 3.80
  • Timor-Leste 3.70
  • Belarus 3.60
  • Chile 3.60
  • Thailand 3.50
  • Mozambique 3.40
  • Sao Tome and Principe 3.40
  • New Caledonia 3.30
  • Moldova Samoa 3.20
  • Equatorial Guinea 3.20
  • Egypt 3.20
  • India 3.20
  • Estonia 3.20
  • Liberia 3.20
  • Tunisia 3.10
  • Palau 3.10
  • Fiji 3.00
  • Uzbekistan 3.00
  • Sri Lanka 2.90
  • Georgia 2.70
  • Montenegro 2.70
  • Bhutan 2.70
  • Mauritius 2.70
  • Bangladesh 2.50
  • Armenia 2.50
  • Azerbaijan 2.50
  • Libya 2.50
  • Myanmar 2.40
  • Albania 2.30
  • Nepal 2.30
  • Seychelles 2.10
  • Vanuatu 2.10
  • Jordan 2.00
  • Belgium 1.90
  • Sierra Leone 1.90
  • Malaysia 1.90
  • Cambodia 1.80
  • Bulgaria 1.80
  • Malawi 1.80
  • Kuwait 1.80
  • Canada 1.70
  • Ghana 1.70
  • France 1.60
  • Macedonia 1.60
  • Finland 1.60
  • Romania 1.50
  • Saudi Arabia 1.50
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.50
  • Vietnam 1.50
  • Hungary 1.50
  • Israel 1.40
  • Tajikistan 1.40
  • Algeria 1.40
  • Nauru 1.30
  • Cyprus 1.30
  • Slovenia 1.20
  • Sweden 1.10
  • Serbia 1.10
  • Oman 1.10
  • Portugal 1.00
  • Denmark 1.00
  • Morocco 1.00
  • Tonga 1.00
  • Malta 1.00
  • Australia 1.00
  • Croatia 0.90
  • The United Kingdom0.90
  • New Zealand 0.90
  • Iceland 0.90
  • Slovakia 0.90
  • Greece 0.80
  • Germany 0.80
  • Italy 0.80
  • The Czech Republic 0.70
  • Burkina Faso 0.70
  • Poland 0.70
  • Luxembourg 0.70
  • Switzerland 0.70
  • The United Arab Emirates 0.70
  • China 0.70
  • Korea 0.70
  • Spain 0.70
  • The Netherlands 0.60
  • Norway 0.60
  • Madagascar 0.60
  • Ireland 0.60
  • Indonesia 0.50
  • Bahrain 0.50
  • Austria 0.50
  • Brunei 0.50
  • Japan 0.30
  • Singapore 0.20
  • Liechtenstein 0.0
  • San Marino 0.0
  • Monaco 0.0
  • Andorra 0.0

Some of the highest frequencies of murder around the world took place in 2016. Looking at the United States alone, there were about 17,250 murders across the nation. In comparison to the prior year, 2016 saw 8.6% more murders than 2015.

In 2016, the countries that were home to murders throughout the year included...

  • Jordan
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • India
  • Austria
  • Australia
  • American Samoa
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Iceland
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Thailand
  • Lichtenstein
  • Sri Lanka
  • Lebanon
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • The United States
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Sweden
  • Singapore
  • Korea
  • Slovakia
  • Cabo
  • Verde
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • The Czech Republic
  • The Central African Republic
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Switzerland
  • Kosovo
  • Nepal
  • Norway
  • The Netherlands
  • Azerbaijan
  • Nicaragua
  • Finland
  • France
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Montenegro
  • Spain
  • Seychelles
  • Italy
  • Ecuador
  • South Africa
  • Poland
  • The Philippines
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Panama
  • Slovenia
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Croatia
  • Uruguay
  • Greenland
  • El Salvador
  • The United Kingdom
  • Grenada
  • Georgia
  • Guyana
  • Japan
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Romania
  • Cuba
  • Lithuania
  • Kenya
  • Serbia
  • The Russian Federation
  • Belize
  • The Bahamas
  • Brazil
  • Jamaica
  • Bhutan
  • Burundi
  • Bolivia
  • Bermuda
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Venezuela
  • Bulgaria
Flag Name Homicide Rate per 100k Population 2019
El Salvador82.846,453,553
Honduras56.529,746,117
United States Virgin Islands49.26104,578
Jamaica47.012,948,279
Lesotho41.252,125,268
Belize37.60390,353
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines36.46110,589
Saint Kitts And Nevis34.2352,823
South Africa33.9758,558,270
Trinidad And Tobago30.881,394,973
Brazil29.53211,049,527
Guatemala27.2617,581,472
Colombia25.5050,339,443
Central African Republic19.764,745,185
Saint Lucia19.27182,790
Mexico19.26127,575,529
Curacao19.19163,424
Tuvalu18.6511,646
Puerto Rico18.512,933,408
Guyana18.37782,766
Swaziland17.291,148,130
Namibia17.142,494,530
Dominican Republic15.1810,738,958
Botswana15.042,303,697
South Sudan13.9011,062,113
Bermuda12.9662,506
Seychelles12.7497,739
Costa Rica11.905,047,561
Ivory Coast11.6325,716,544
Uganda11.5244,269,594
Cape Verde11.49549,935
Philippines11.02108,116,615
Barbados10.91287,025
Mali10.9019,658,031
Russia10.82145,872,256
Antigua And Barbuda10.3397,118
Grenada10.25112,003
Haiti10.0411,263,077
Mauritania9.944,525,696
Iraq9.8539,309,783
Nigeria9.85200,963,599
Panama9.674,246,439
Guinea Bissau9.551,920,922
Paraguay9.297,044,636
Chad9.0415,946,876
Togo9.008,082,366
Guinea8.8212,771,246
Cayman Islands8.4564,948
British Virgin Islands8.3730,030
Dominica8.3771,808
Suriname8.35581,372
Eritrea8.043,497,117
Gabon8.042,172,579
Papua New Guinea7.858,776,109
Comoros7.70850,886
Uruguay7.693,461,734
Madagascar7.6926,969,307
Peru7.6732,510,453
Ethiopia7.56112,078,730
Kiribati7.50117,606
Senegal7.3816,296,364
Nicaragua7.376,545,502
Laos7.017,169,455
Tanzania6.9558,005,463
Zimbabwe6.6714,645,468
Djibouti6.48973,560
Afghanistan6.3538,041,754
Ukraine6.3443,993,638
Bolivia6.3011,513,100
Benin6.1811,801,151
Burundi6.0211,530,580
Argentina5.9444,780,677
Turks And Caicos Islands5.9338,191
Ecuador5.8517,373,662
Mongolia5.663,225,167
American Samoa5.4055,312
United States5.35329,064,917
Greenland5.3156,672
Zambia5.3017,861,030
Lithuania5.252,759,627
Sudan5.1642,813,238
Cuba4.9911,333,483
Kenya4.8752,573,973
Angola4.8531,825,295
Kazakhstan4.8118,551,427
Kyrgyzstan4.496,415,850
Montenegro4.46627,987
Niger4.4423,310,715
Pakistan4.41216,565,318
Turkey4.3183,429,615
Somalia4.3115,442,905
Turkmenistan4.225,942,089
Cameroon4.1725,876,380
Lebanon3.996,855,713
Timor Leste3.951,293,119
Solomon Islands3.77669,823
Belarus3.589,452,411
Chile3.4618,952,038
Mozambique3.4030,366,036
Latvia3.361,906,743
Sao Tome And Principe3.36215,056
Thailand3.2469,625,582
New Caledonia3.23282,750
Liberia3.234,937,374
India3.221,366,417,754
Moldova3.194,043,263
Estonia3.191,325,648
Samoa3.15197,097
Palau3.1118,008
Tunisia3.0511,694,719
Gibraltar3.0133,701
Uzbekistan3.0032,981,716
Armenia2.982,957,731
Albania2.702,880,917
Sri Lanka2.5521,323,733
Rwanda2.5212,626,950
Guam2.51167,294
Libya2.506,777,452
Bangladesh2.50163,046,161
Equatorial Guinea2.311,355,986
Myanmar2.2754,045,420
Fiji2.26889,953
Syria2.2017,070,135
Nepal2.1628,608,710
Azerbaijan2.1410,047,718
Vanuatu2.13299,882
Malaysia2.1131,949,777
Hungary2.079,684,679
Belgium1.9511,539,328
Aruba1.93106,314
Cambodia1.8416,486,542
Mauritius1.821,269,668
Kuwait1.804,207,083
Malawi1.7318,628,747
Sierra Leone1.717,813,215
Canada1.6837,411,047
Ghana1.6830,417,856
Tajikistan1.619,321,018
Macedonia1.592,083,459
Jordan1.5510,101,694
Vietnam1.5296,462,106
Saudi Arabia1.5034,268,528
Finland1.425,532,156
Serbia1.398,772,235
Israel1.368,519,377
Algeria1.3643,053,054
France1.3565,129,728
Bosnia And Herzegovina1.283,301,000
Romania1.2519,364,557
Morocco1.2436,471,769
United Kingdom1.2067,530,172
Germany1.1883,517,045
Bulgaria1.147,000,119
Bhutan1.13763,092
Cyprus1.111,198,575
Sweden1.0810,036,379
Slovakia1.055,457,013
Croatia1.044,130,304
Georgia0.993,996,765
New Zealand0.994,783,063
Denmark0.985,771,876
Tonga0.95104,494
Australia0.9425,203,198
Malta0.94440,372
United Arab Emirates0.899,770,529
Ireland0.804,882,495
Maldives0.75530,953
Greece0.7510,473,455
Luxembourg0.72615,729
Palestine0.694,981,420
Italy0.6760,550,075
Poland0.6737,887,768
Oman0.664,974,986
Austria0.668,955,102
Portugal0.6410,226,187
Spain0.6346,736,776
China0.621,433,783,686
Czech Republic0.6110,689,209
Netherlands0.5517,097,130
Switzerland0.548,591,365
Bahrain0.521,641,172
Norway0.515,378,857
Indonesia0.50270,625,568
Brunei0.49433,285
Slovenia0.482,078,654
Qatar0.382,832,067
French Polynesia0.38279,287
Burkina Faso0.3720,321,378
Singapore0.325,804,337
Iceland0.30339,031
Japan0.28126,860,301
Isle Of Man0.0084,584
San Marino0.0033,860
Nauru0.0010,756
Monaco0.0038,964
Liechtenstein0.0038,019
Andorra0.0077,142