OECD Murder Rates

Last updated at 2014-02-06 15:57:15

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This page shows current and historical murder rates (assault deaths per 100,000 people) for 33 countries, as per the OECD.

Assault Deaths (Murders) per 100,000 Persons by Country

Country Most Recent Year 5 Years Ago 10 Years Ago 20 Years Ago
USA 5.2 6.0 5.8 9.4
Austria 0.5 0.8 1.0 1.2
Belgium 1.2 1.7 2.5 1.3
Denmark 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.2
Finland 1.8 2.0 2.9 3.0
France 0.8 0.8 0.7 1.2
Germany 0.5 0.6 0.7 1.1
Greece 1.4 1.0 1.1 1.1
Hungary 1.5 1.9 2.4 4.2
Iceland 0.3 1.3 0.9 0.0
Ireland 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.7
Italy 0.7 n.a. 1.0 2.6
Luxembourg 0.4 1.4 1.9 2.2
Netherlands 0.9 0.8 1.2 1.1
Norway 2.3 1.0 0.7 1.6
Portugal 0.9 n.a. 1.3 1.7
Spain 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.9
Sweden 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.3
Switzerland 0.5 0.9 0.8 1.5
UK 0.3 0.4 n.a. 0.7
Czech Republic 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.9
Poland 1.0 1.5 1.8 3.1
Slovak Republic 1.2 1.6 2.3 n.a.
Slovenia 0.4 1.1 1.0 2.0
Estonia 4.7 7.3 15.3 11.6
Japan 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.6
South Korea 1.1 1.6 1.7 1.6
Israel 2.2 3.3 3.0 2.1
Canada 1.7 1.6 1.5 2.1
Mexico 23.4 11.0 13.1 23.7
Chile 5.2 5.4 3.1 3.1
Australia 0.8 0.7 1.6 1.9
New Zealand 1.9 1.1 1.3 2.1