Homicide rate in Europe 2022, by country

Homicide rate in Europe in 2022, by country

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April 2024



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Numbers are unavailable for the United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, and Liechtenstein . 

The figures from 2008 onwards for police-recorded offences are based on the joint Eurostat-UNODC data collection. It is available at country level for European Union Member States, EFTA countries, EU Candidate countries, and EU Potential Candidates.

Intentional Homicide (country and largest city) Definition: Unlawful death inflicted upon a person with the intent to cause death or serious injury. Data on intentional homicide should also include murder, honor killing, serious assault leading to death, death as a result of terrorist activities, dowry-related killings, femicide, infanticide, voluntary manslaughter, extrajudicial killings, killings caused by excessive use of force by law enforcement/state officials. It should exclude death due to legal interventions, justifiable homicide in self-defense, attempted intentional homicide, homicide without the element of intent is non-intentional homicide, non-negligent or involuntary manslaughter, assisting suicide or instigating suicide, illegal feticide, euthanasia.

The data refers to Section Recorded Offences by Offence Category of the Eurostat Database Statistic, online data code CRIM_OFF_CAT.

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