Homicide statistics by gender

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According to the data given by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, worldwide, 78.7% of homicide victims are male, and in 193 of the 202 listed countries or regions, males were more likely to be killed than females. In two, the ratio was 50:50 (Switzerland and British Virgin Islands), and in the remaining 7; Tonga, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Latvia and Hong Kong, females were slightly more likely to be victims of homicides compared to males.[1] A 2013 global study on homicide by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime found that males accounted for about 96 percent of all homicide perpetrators worldwide [2] and 79% of the victims (see the chart below). The homicide rate is per year per 100,000 inhabitants.

Homicide Victims by Gender, by Country[1]
Total Male Female
Country Homicides Homicide Rate % of victims male Homicides Homicide Rate % of victims female Homicides Homicide Rate Year of Male/Female Ratio Data
Afghanistan 1,948 6.5 87.0% 1,695 5.7 13.0% 253 0.8 2010
Albania 157 5.0 83.4% 131 4.2 16.6% 26 0.8 2009
Algeria 280 0.7 84.0% 235 0.6 16.0% 45 0.1 2012
Angola 2,079 10.0 81.2% 1,688 8.1 18.8% 391 1.9 2010
Anguilla 1 7.5 100.0% 1 7.5 0.0% 0 0.0 2010
Antigua and Barbuda 10 11.2 67.9% 7 7.6 32.1% 3 3.6 2011
Argentina 2,237 5.5 83.6% 1,870 4.6 16.4% 367 0.9 2011
Armenia 54 1.8 64.8% 35 1.2 35.2% 19 0.6 2011
Aruba 4 3.9 100.0% 4 3.9 0.0% 0 0.0 2010
Australia 254 1.1 67.3% 171 0.7 32.7% 83 0.4 2010
Austria 77 0.9 59.8% 46 0.5 40.2% 31 0.4 2010
Azerbaijan 194 2.1 69.9% 136 1.5 30.1% 58 0.6 2012
Bahamas 111 29.8 87.4% 97 26.0 12.6% 14 3.8 2011
Bahrain 7 0.5 85.6% 6 0.4 14.4% 1 0.1 2011
Bangladesh 4,169 2.7 63.2% 2,635 1.7 36.8% 1,534 1.0 2010
Barbados 21 7.4 67.7% 14 5.0 32.3% 7 2.4 2010
Belarus 486 5.1 67.7% 329 3.5 32.3% 157 1.6 2012
Belgium 182 1.6 56.6% 103 0.9 43.4% 79 0.7 2012
Belize 145 44.7 90.3% 131 40.4 9.7% 14 4.3 2011
Benin 848 8.4 71.1% 603 6.0 28.9% 245 2.4 2011
Bhutan 12 1.7 61.2% 7 1.0 38.8% 5 0.7 2010
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 1,270 12.1 77.3% 982 9.4 22.7% 288 2.7 2012
Bosnia and Herzegovina 51 1.3 68.6% 35 0.9 31.4% 16 0.4 2008
Botswana 368 18.4 76.0% 280 14.0 24.0% 88 4.4 2010
Brazil 50,108 25.2 89.8% 44,997 22.6 10.2% 5,111 2.6 2010
British Virgin Islands 2 8.4 50.0% 1 4.2 50.0% 1 4.2 2010
Brunei Darussalam 8 2.0 54.1% 4 1.1 45.9% 4 0.9 2010
Bulgaria 141 1.9 82.3% 116 1.6 17.7% 25 0.3 2011
Burkina Faso 1,311 8.0 67.2% 881 5.4 32.8% 430 2.6 2012
Burundi 790 8.0 70.4% 556 5.6 29.6% 234 2.4 2010
Cambodia 964 6.5 75.3% 726 4.9 24.7% 238 1.6 2010
Cameroon 1,654 7.6 75.5% 1,249 5.7 24.5% 405 1.9 2012
Canada 543 1.6 69.8% 379 1.1 30.2% 164 0.5 2010
Cape Verde 51 10.3 74.5% 38 7.7 25.5% 13 2.6 2010
Cayman Islands 8 14.7 87.5% 7 12.9 12.5% 1 1.8 2010
Central African Republic 532 11.8 85.6% 455 10.1 14.4% 77 1.7 2010
Chad 907 7.3 71.2% 646 5.2 28.8% 261 2.1 2010
Chile 550 3.1 81.9% 450 2.5 18.1% 100 0.6 2010
China 13,410 1.0 78.1% 10,473 0.8 21.9% 2,937 0.2 2012
China, Hong Kong SAR 27 0.4 47.1% 13 0.2 52.9% 14 0.2 2011
China, Macao SAR 4 0.7 60.0% 2 0.4 40.0% 2 0.3 2010
Colombia 14,670 30.8 91.6% 13,438 28.2 8.4% 1,232 2.6 2012
Comoros 72 10.0 70.6% 51 7.1 29.4% 21 2.9 2010
Congo 541 12.5 83.9% 454 10.5 16.1% 87 2.0 2011
Costa Rica 407 8.5 87.7% 357 7.5 12.3% 50 1.0 2011
Côte d'Ivoire 2,691 13.6 76.0% 2,045 10.3 24.0% 646 3.3 2010
Croatia 51 1.2 64.7% 33 0.8 35.3% 18 0.4 2010
Cuba 477 4.2 75.0% 358 3.2 25.0% 119 1.1 2012
Cyprus 23 2.0 77.3% 18 1.5 22.7% 5 0.5 2012
Czech Republic 105 1.0 54.3% 57 0.5 45.7% 48 0.5 2011
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1,293 5.2 77.1% 997 4.0 22.9% 296 1.2 2010
Democratic Republic of the Congo 18,586 28.3 80.8% 15,017 22.9 19.2% 3,569 5.4 2010
Denmark 47 0.8 66.0% 31 0.5 34.0% 16 0.3 2010
Djibouti 87 10.1 72.3% 63 7.3 27.7% 24 2.8 2012
Dominica 15 21.1 87.5% 13 18.5 12.5% 2 2.6 2012
Dominican Republic 2,268 22.1 91.1% 2,066 20.1 8.9% 202 2.0 2010
Ecuador 1,924 12.4 91.8% 1,766 11.4 8.2% 158 1.0 2010
Egypt 2,703 3.4 87.8% 2,373 3.0 12.2% 330 0.4 2006
El Salvador 2,594 41.2 89.0% 2,309 36.7 11.0% 285 4.5 2010
Equatorial Guinea 142 19.3 82.5% 117 15.9 17.5% 25 3.4 2010
Eritrea 437 7.1 74.4% 325 5.3 25.6% 112 1.8 2012
Estonia 65 5.0 76.6% 50 3.8 23.4% 15 1.2 2010
Ethiopia 11,048 12.0 77.2% 8,529 9.3 22.8% 2,519 2.7 2010
Fiji 35 4.0 61.3% 21 2.5 38.7% 14 1.5 2005
Finland 89 1.6 53.9% 48 0.9 46.1% 41 0.7 2010
France 665 1.0 62.1% 413 0.6 37.9% 252 0.4 2011
French Guiana 30 13.3 81.8% 25 10.9 18.2% 5 2.4 2012
Gabon 148 9.1 83.9% 124 7.6 16.1% 24 1.5 2010
Gambia 182 10.2 68.9% 125 7.0 31.1% 57 3.2 2010
Georgia 187 4.3 75.7% 142 3.3 24.3% 45 1.0 2010
Germany 662 0.8 52.7% 349 0.4 47.3% 313 0.4 2011
Ghana 1,537 6.1 63.8% 981 3.9 36.2% 556 2.2 2011
Greece 184 1.7 93.4% 172 1.6 6.6% 12 0.1 2010
Grenada 14 13.3 64.3% 9 8.6 35.7% 5 4.7 2010
Guadeloupe 36 7.9 84.2% 30 6.7 15.8% 6 1.2 2010
Guatemala 6,025 39.9 88.9% 5,356 35.5 11.1% 669 4.4 2010
Guinea 1,018 8.9 69.4% 706 6.2 30.6% 312 2.7 2010
Guinea-Bissau 140 8.4 70.6% 99 5.9 29.4% 41 2.5 2012
Guyana 135 17.0 60.0% 81 10.2 40.0% 54 6.8 2008
Haiti 1,033 10.2 78.4% 810 8.0 21.6% 223 2.2 2012
Honduras 7,172 90.4 93.2% 6,684 84.3 6.8% 488 6.1 2010
Hungary 132 1.3 58.3% 77 0.8 41.7% 55 0.5 2010
Iceland 1 0.3 0.0% 0 0.0 100.0% 1 0.3 2010
India 43,355 3.5 59.2% 25,666 2.1 40.8% 17,689 1.4 2012
Indonesia 1,456 0.6 80.3% 1,169 0.5 19.7% 287 0.1 2010
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 3,126 4.1 81.9% 2,560 3.4 18.1% 566 0.7 2010
Iraq 2,628 8.0 68.3% 1,795 5.5 31.7% 833 2.5 2010
Ireland 54 1.2 86.7% 47 1.0 13.3% 7 0.2 2012
Israel 134 1.8 72.8% 98 1.3 27.2% 36 0.5 2010
Italy 530 0.9 69.9% 370 0.6 30.1% 160 0.3 2011
Jamaica 1,087 39.3 89.5% 973 35.2 10.5% 114 4.1 2010
Japan 442 0.3 47.1% 208 0.1 52.9% 234 0.2 2012
Jordan 133 2.0 76.6% 102 1.5 23.4% 31 0.5 2010
Kazakhstan 1,263 7.8 82.1% 1,037 6.4 17.9% 226 1.4 2010
Kenya 2,761 6.4 76.6% 2,115 4.9 23.4% 646 1.5 2010
Kiribati 8 8.2 69.4% 6 5.7 30.6% 2 2.5 2012
Kuwait 12 0.4 83.6% 10 0.3 16.4% 2 0.1 2010
Kyrgyzstan 494 9.1 68.7% 339 6.3 31.3% 155 2.8 2012
Lao People's Democratic Republic 392 5.9 79.4% 311 4.7 20.6% 81 1.2 2011
Latvia 97 4.7 49.0% 48 2.3 51.0% 49 2.4 2010
Lebanon 95 2.2 79.5% 76 1.7 20.5% 19 0.5 2012
Lesotho 764 38.0 74.0% 565 28.1 26.0% 199 9.9 2010
Liberia 135 3.2 70.1% 95 2.2 29.9% 40 1.0 2009
Libya 103 1.7 76.8% 79 1.3 23.2% 24 0.4 2010
Lithuania 202 6.7 73.8% 149 4.9 26.2% 53 1.8 2010
Luxembourg 4 0.8 100.0% 4 0.8 0.0% 0 0.0 2011
Macedonia 30 1.4 86.7% 26 1.2 13.3% 4 0.2 2010
Madagascar 2,465 11.1 71.6% 1,765 7.9 28.4% 700 3.2 2010
Malawi 279 1.8 87.5% 244 1.6 12.5% 35 0.2 2010
Malaysia 652 2.3 72.6% 473 1.7 27.4% 179 0.6 2009
Maldives 13 3.9 63.3% 8 2.5 36.7% 5 1.4 2010
Mali 1,119 7.5 65.0% 727 4.9 35.0% 392 2.6 2012
Malta 12 2.8 75.0% 9 2.1 25.0% 3 0.7 2011
Marshall Islands 2 4.7 81.3% 2 3.8 18.7% 0 0.9 2012
Martinique 11 2.7 72.7% 8 2.0 27.3% 3 0.7 2010
Mauritania 191 5.0 68.9% 132 3.4 31.1% 59 1.6 2010
Mauritius 34 2.8 76.5% 26 2.1 23.5% 8 0.7 2010
Mexico 26,037 21.5 89.3% 23,251 19.2 10.7% 2,786 2.3 2012
Micronesia (Federated States of) 5 4.6 74.2% 4 3.4 25.8% 1 1.2 2008
Mongolia 266 9.7 77.4% 206 7.5 22.6% 60 2.2 2010
Montenegro 17 2.7 82.4% 14 2.2 17.6% 3 0.5 2012
Montserrat 1 20.4 100.0% 1 20.4 0.0% 0 0.0 2010
Morocco 704 2.2 87.8% 618 1.9 12.2% 86 0.3 2010
Mozambique 3,133 12.4 75.8% 2,375 9.4 24.2% 758 3.0 2010
Myanmar 8,044 15.2 61.5% 4,947 9.3 38.5% 3,097 5.9 2010
Namibia 388 17.2 76.3% 296 13.1 23.7% 92 4.1 2008
Nepal 786 2.9 77.3% 608 2.2 22.7% 178 0.7 2010
Netherlands 145 0.9 65.0% 94 0.6 35.0% 51 0.3 2012
New Zealand 41 0.9 48.8% 20 0.4 51.2% 21 0.5 2010
Nicaragua 675 11.3 92.6% 625 10.5 7.4% 50 0.8 2010
Niger 803 4.7 66.1% 531 3.1 33.9% 272 1.6 2010
Nigeria 33,817 20.0 68.2% 23,063 13.6 31.8% 10,754 6.4 2010
Norway 111 2.2 53.2% 59 1.2 46.8% 52 1.0 2010
Oman 34 1.1 73.3% 25 0.8 26.7% 9 0.3 2010
Pakistan 13,846 7.7 76.7% 10,620 5.9 23.3% 3,226 1.8 2010
Panama 654 17.2 94.6% 619 16.3 5.4% 35 0.9 2009
Papua New Guinea 713 10.4 73.7% 525 7.7 26.3% 188 2.7 2010
Paraguay 649 9.7 88.8% 576 8.6 11.2% 73 1.1 2009
Peru 2,865 9.6 78.1% 2,238 7.5 21.9% 627 2.1 2010
Philippines 8,484 8.8 88.0% 7,466 7.7 12.0% 1,018 1.1 2011
Poland 449 1.2 73.2% 329 0.9 26.8% 120 0.3 2010
Portugal 122 1.2 70.2% 86 0.8 29.8% 36 0.4 2011
Puerto Rico 978 26.5 94.1% 920 24.9 5.9% 58 1.6 2010
Qatar 23 1.1 81.9% 19 0.9 18.1% 4 0.2 2010
Republic of Korea 427 0.9 47.5% 203 0.4 52.5% 224 0.5 2010
Republic of Moldova 229 6.5 72.5% 166 4.7 27.5% 63 1.8 2011
Réunion 15 1.8 75.0% 11 1.4 25.0% 4 0.5 2010
Romania 378 1.7 62.5% 236 1.1 37.5% 142 0.6 2010
Russian Federation 13,120 9.2 75.5% 9,906 6.9 24.5% 3,214 2.3 2012
Rwanda 2,648 23.1 70.9% 1,877 16.4 29.1% 771 6.7 2012
Saint Kitts and Nevis 18 33.6 90.5% 16 30.4 9.5% 2 3.2 2011
Saint Lucia 39 21.6 79.7% 31 17.2 20.3% 8 4.4 2008
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 28 25.6 88.0% 25 22.5 12.0% 3 3.1 2010
Samoa 7 3.6 81.2% 6 2.9 18.8% 1 0.7 2010
São Tomé and Príncipe 6 3.3 74.6% 4 2.5 25.4% 2 0.8 2010
Saudi Arabia 234 0.8 66.7% 156 0.5 33.3% 78 0.3 2011
Senegal 379 2.8 74.8% 283 2.1 25.2% 96 0.7 2010
Serbia 111 1.2 64.9% 72 0.8 35.1% 39 0.4 2010
Seychelles 9 9.5 79.3% 7 7.5 20.7% 2 2.0 2010
Sierra Leone 113 1.9 76.8% 87 1.5 23.2% 26 0.4 2012
Singapore 11 0.2 62.5% 7 0.1 37.5% 4 0.1 2010
Slovakia 75 1.4 68.0% 51 1.0 32.0% 24 0.4 2011
Slovenia 14 0.7 57.1% 8 0.4 42.9% 6 0.3 2010
Solomon Islands 24 4.3 74.8% 18 3.2 25.2% 6 1.1 2010
Somalia 819 8.0 73.9% 605 5.9 26.1% 214 2.1 2012
South Africa 16,259 31.0 84.6% 13,755 26.2 15.4% 2,504 4.8 2009
South Sudan 1,504 13.9 82.5% 1,241 11.5 17.5% 263 2.4 1994
Spain 364 0.8 65.7% 239 0.5 34.3% 125 0.3 2009
Sri Lanka 707 3.4 84.8% 600 2.9 15.2% 107 0.5 2012
State of Palestine 312 7.4 87.6% 273 6.5 12.4% 39 0.9 2010
Sudan 4,159 11.2 85.3% 3,548 9.6 14.7% 611 1.6 2011
Suriname 33 6.1 75.3% 25 4.6 24.7% 8 1.5 2010
Swaziland 416 33.8 77.9% 324 26.3 22.1% 92 7.5 2011
Sweden 68 0.7 68.1% 46 0.5 31.9% 22 0.2 2010
Switzerland 46 0.6 50.0% 23 0.3 50.0% 23 0.3 2010
Syrian Arab Republic 463 2.2 84.0% 389 1.8 16.0% 74 0.4 2010
Taiwan 686 3.0 86.6% 594 2.6 13.4% 92 0.4 2009
Tajikistan 126 1.6 86.5% 109 1.4 13.5% 17 0.2 2010
Thailand 3,307 5.0 87.7% 2,900 4.4 12.3% 407 0.6 2007
Timor-Leste 39 3.6 73.1% 29 2.6 26.9% 10 1.0 2010
Togo 684 10.3 71.5% 489 7.4 28.5% 195 2.9 2010
Tonga 1 1.0 0.0% 0 0.0 100.0% 1 1.0 2010
Trinidad and Tobago 379 28.3 91.7% 348 26.0 8.3% 31 2.3 2010
Tunisia 235 2.2 77.0% 181 1.7 23.0% 54 0.5 2010
Turkey 1,866 2.6 79.5% 1,483 2.1 20.5% 383 0.5 2011
Turkmenistan 660 12.8 83.8% 553 10.7 16.2% 107 2.1 2010
Turks and Caicos Islands 2 6.6 100.0% 2 6.6 0.0% 0 0.0 2010
Uganda 3,753 10.7 86.2% 3,235 9.2 13.8% 518 1.5 2010
Ukraine 1,988 4.3 68.6% 1,364 2.9 31.4% 624 1.4 2009
United Arab Emirates 235 2.6 86.8% 204 2.3 13.2% 31 0.3 2012
United Kingdom 653 1.0 70.3% 459 0.7 29.7% 194 0.3 2012
United Republic of Tanzania (the) 6,071 12.7 73.0% 4,432 9.3 27.0% 1,639 3.4 2010
United States of America 14,827 4.7 77.8% 11,535 3.7 22.2% 3,292 1.0 2010
United States Virgin Islands 56 52.6 87.5% 49 46.0 12.5% 7 6.6 2010
Uruguay 267 7.9 79.4% 212 6.3 20.6% 55 1.6 2010
Uzbekistan 1,060 3.7 82.4% 873 3.0 17.6% 187 0.7 2010
Vanuatu 7 2.9 72.0% 5 2.1 28.0% 2 0.8 2011
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 16,072 53.7 91.9% 14,770 49.4 8.1% 1,302 4.3 2010
Viet Nam 3,037 3.3 71.5% 2,171 2.4 28.5% 866 0.9 2011
Yemen 1,099 4.8 79.5% 874 3.8 20.5% 225 1.0 2012
Zambia 1,501 10.7 77.8% 1,168 8.3 22.2% 333 2.4 2011
Zimbabwe 1,450 10.6 71.8% 1,041 7.6 28.2% 409 3.0 2010
Worldwide 436,621 78.7% 343,582 21.3% 93,033

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UNDOC Homicide Statistics 2013 used tables: Homicide counts and rates & Percentage of male and female homicide victims Retrieved May-31-2014
  2. ^ Gibbons, Jonathan (2013). "Global Study on Homicide" (PDF). www.unodc.org. United National Office of Drugs and Crime (Vienna).