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01 February 2014

20 Countries with Highest Murder Rate

Homicide rate is the number of people murdered per 100,000 people per year.

Here are 20 countries with highest murder rate.

20. Ethiopia

Homicide rate: 25.5
Reported homicides: 20,239
Year: 2008



19. Puerto Rico

Homicide rate: 26.2
Reported homicides: 983
Year: 2010


18. Central African Republic

Homicide rate: 29.3
Reported homicides: 1,240
Year: 2008


17. Congo

Homicide rate: 30.8
Reported homicides: 1,180
Year: 2010


16. Colombia

Homicide rate: 33.4
Reported homicides: 15,459
Year: 2010



15. Lesotho

Homicide rate: 33.6
Reported homicides: 723
Year: 2009


14. South Africa

Homicide rate: 33.8
Reported homicides: 16,834
Year: 2009


13. Trinidad and Tobago

Homicide rate (murders per 100,000 people): 35.2
Reported homicides: 472
Year: 2010


12. Malawi

Homicide rate (murders per 100,000 people): 36.0
Reported homicides: 5,039
Year: 2008


11. Uganda

Homicide rate: 36.3
Reported homicides: 11,373
Year: 2008


10. Zambia

Homicide rate: 38.0
Reported homicides: 4,710
Year: 2008


9. Saint Kitts and Nevis

Homicide rate: 38.2
Reported homicides: 20
Year: 2010


8. United States Virgin Islands

Homicide rate: 39.2
Reported homicides: 43
Year: 2007


7. Guatemala

Homicide rate : 41.4
Reported homicides: 5,960
Year: 2010


6. Belize

Homicide rate : 41.7
Reported homicides: 130
Year: 2010


5. Venezuela

Homicide rate: 49.0
Reported homicides: 13,985
Year: 2009


4. Jamaica

Homicide rate: 52.1
Reported homicides: 1428
Year: 2010


3. Cote d'Ivoire

Homicide rate: 56.9
Reported homicides: 10,801
Year: 2008


2. El Salvador

Homicide rate: 66.0
Reported homicides: 4,085
Year: 2010


1. Honduras

Homicide rate: 82.1
Rreported homicides: 6,239
Year: 2010


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