Which Country Has the Most Homicides?

Homicide (Victims of Crime) (persons), 2012 or latest
Law & Crime | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 80 countries in 2012, Brazil ranked the highest in homicides with 50,108 persons followed by India and Nigeria. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 1.00 persons, Luxembourg with 3.00 persons and Singapore with 11.0 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Homicide (Victims of Crime) indicator page.

Homicide (Victims of Crime) Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Brazil persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 44,625 45,885 44,518 43,272
China persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17,973 16,119 14,811 14,667 13,410 ... ...
Colombia persons ... ... ... 16,119 15,423 14,911 15,454 15,013
India persons ... ... ... 41,426 41,521 41,899 41,542 42,299
Iran persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mexico persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 10,452 8,867 14,006 19,803 25,757
Nigeria persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Pakistan persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10,048 10,556 12,059 12,491 13,208
Philippines persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 6,196 5,739 5,820 6,368 8,897
Russia persons ... ... 16,617 15,954 14,574
South Africa persons ... ... 19,202 18,487 18,148 16,834 15,940
Thailand persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,687 4,435 3,974 3,703 3,654 ...
USA persons ... 17,309 17,128 16,465 15,399 14,722
Venezuela persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 12,257 13,156 14,589 13,985 13,080
Vietnam persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...