Intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants reached 11.2 in 2009 in Russia, according to the United Nations. This is 32.9 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in Russia reached an all time high of 30.8 in 1995 and an all time low of 11.2 in 2009. When compared to Russia's main peers, intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in Germany amounted to 0.857 and 5.00 in USA in 2009.
Russia has been ranked 6th within the group of 61 countries we follow in terms of intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, 2 places behind 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.