This page catalogues information about homicide rates per 100,000 population by country. By using homicide rate instead of total number of homicides in a country, it gives us a better understanding of how common homicides are in a particular country. For example, 100 total homicides in a town of 1,000 people would produce a very high homicide rate of 10,000 per 100,000 population. But 1,000 total homicides in a country of 1 million people, while a higher total number of homicides would result in a lower homicide rate of 100 per 100,000 population.
This page provides an overall rate for each country, allowing for easy comparison. However, if you would like to see specifics of homicide victim data broken down by gender, age, and other demographics, it is recommended that you visit each individual country’s page on homicide rates.