Global STUDY on Homicide

UNODC estimates that deaths resulting from intentional homicide amounted to a total of 437,000 at the global level in 2012. 

The largest share of those was registered in the Americas (36 per cent) and large shares were also recorded in Africa and Asia (31 per cent and 28 per cent, respectively). Europe (5 per cent) and Oceania (0.3 per cent) accounted for the lowest shares of homicide by region. Between 2010 and 2012 the number of homicide victims decreased by 11-14 per cent in Oceania and Europe, and increased by 8.5 per cent in the Americas, yet the fact that UNODC’s 2012 global estimate is lower than its previous estimate in 2010 (468,000 victims) is almost entirely due to methodological revisions of the estimation procedure of homicide victims in Africa and some countries in Asia.

Global STUDY on Homicide 2013

Global Study on Homicide