Number of homicides in Sweden from 2006 to 2016

Number of homicides in Sweden 2006-2016 This statistic shows the number of confirmed homicides in Sweden from 2006 to 2016. The number of homicides has fluctuated in this period. In 2016, the number stood at 106 homicides which was comparatively high considering the whole 10 year period. The number of homicides peaked the year before, when the total was 112 homicides and in 2007, when 111 homicides were recorded. 2012 had the lowest number of homicides which amounted to 68, about half as much homicides as in the peak years. Looking at gender differences among homicide victims in Sweden, the numbers are higher for murdered men than women. In 2016, there were 77 male homicides and 29 female homicides. These numbers account for 73 and 27 percent respectively, or a homicide rate of 0,59 women and 1,55 men per 100 thousand inhabitants in Sweden in 2016.
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Number of homicides
200691
2007111
200882
200993
201091
201181
201268
201387
201487
2015112
2016106
Number of homicides
200691
2007111
200882
200993
201091
201181
201268
201387
201487
2015112
2016106
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This statistic shows the number of confirmed homicides in Sweden from 2006 to 2016. The number of homicides has fluctuated in this period. In 2016, the number stood at 106 homicides which was comparatively high considering the whole 10 year period. The number of homicides peaked the year before, when the total was 112 homicides and in 2007, when 111 homicides were recorded. 2012 had the lowest number of homicides which amounted to 68, about half as much homicides as in the peak years. Looking at gender differences among homicide victims in Sweden, the numbers are higher for murdered men than women. In 2016, there were 77 male homicides and 29 female homicides. These numbers account for 73 and 27 percent respectively, or a homicide rate of 0,59 women and 1,55 men per 100 thousand inhabitants in Sweden in 2016.
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2017
Region
Sweden
Survey time period
2006 to 2016

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