Intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants reached 12.2 in 2008 in Nigeria, according to the United Nations. This is 805 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in Nigeria reached an all time high of 12.2 in 2008 and an all time low of 1.01 in 2000.
Nigeria has been ranked 9th within the group of 73 countries we follow in terms of intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, 35 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Intentional homicides are estimates of unlawful homicides purposely inflicted as a result of domestic disputes, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, intergang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups.