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Countries with the Most Murders

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Murders
Country
50,674
41,623
19,669
19,030
17,805
17,059
13,846
13,681
13,343
12,253
Murders
Country
11,286
9,797
8,755
8,044
7,334
5,936
4,998
4,514
4,473
3,921
Answer Stats
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Country
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(59)
Not a single European country on the list! Civilization and gun control rule!
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Sep 8, 2015
(72)
Russia is the most populated european country and it has a slightly more troubled history than western countries. But it still has three times less murders than Brazil per capita.
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Sep 29, 2015
(34)
Gun Control can kiss the dirt
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Oct 7, 2015
(62)
You do know that people can commit murder without guns, right? Knifes and good old fashioned hands can also kill anyone.
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May 15, 2017
(70)
So Russia is not in Europe anymore?
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Aug 9, 2017
(34)
Well with 77% of Russia being in Asia, it's a topic of debate. Russia is typically categorized into both continents, or simply Eurasia.
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Aug 9, 2017
(70)
I bet if you discounted the entirety of the portion of Russia in Asia, it would still make the list.
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Aug 11, 2017
(77)
Latin America is the murder capital of the world. 19 of the top 25 per capita murder rates by nation or independent territory are from Mexico on down. And Honduras practically laps the field with a rate nearly twice that of its closest competition (Venezuela).
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Oct 7, 2015
(58)
Actually (and sadly), Honduras' murder rates are more than double those of Venezuela!
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Oct 15, 2015
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May 13, 2017
(65)
I bet a lot of undeveloped countries (most of Sub Saharan Africa/Afghanistan/Iraq etc) have higher murder rates in reality. It's just difficult to keep track.
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Oct 16, 2015
(66)
These are total murders, not murder rates.
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Oct 16, 2015
(69)
They probably have less trouble counting the number of people compared to the number of murders though.
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Nov 2, 2016
(24)
Forgot Sudan, Guatemala, Phileppines and Tanzania
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Oct 16, 2015
(48)
A bunch of developing countries + the United States. I wonder why :-)
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Oct 16, 2015
(38)
Because at over 300 million inhabitants the USA is one of the most populated countries in the world.
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Oct 16, 2015
(64)
China has more than 3 times that many people and less murders overall
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Jun 7, 2016
(56)
China has more than 4 times.
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Aug 9, 2017
(70)
Russia is not a developing country.
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Aug 12, 2017
(63)
To reinforce pansceder's comment, this is meaningless if not percapita (though granted, data quality is iffy at best) .
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Oct 16, 2015
(35)
No afghanistan, iraq, libya etc?
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Oct 16, 2015
(51)
The US is one of the highest because of its four top cities: New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit and Washington DC. If we took those cities out, then the US would not make this list. Those four cities are the strictest over gun control in the US. Honduras has the most per capita. Swtizerland has the least murders per capita. Honduras bans guns, Switzerland REQUIRES citizens to own guns. This is why we don't need to ban guns.
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Oct 16, 2015
(70)
Right because if you have a problem with something you should do nothing to try and address it. George Burns lived to be 100 years old. Aaliyah, who according to friends never drank or smoked, died when she was 22. So obviously if someone has lung cancer the solution is to smoke more cigars.
Legislating against anything is pointless because criminals won't obey the laws anyway. This is why there's no point in making murder, rape, or theft illegal. Also why we don't license people to drive cars. That just creates a hassle for law-abiding citizens since those who will drive without knowing are won't stop anyway and there's no point trying to stop them.
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Oct 16, 2015
(31)
Good comment.
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Oct 16, 2015
(38)
manchesterutd10's comment is a perfect case study in "cherry picking" your data to fit a predetermined narrative.
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Oct 16, 2015
(59)
manchesterutd10 I totally agree :)
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Oct 12, 2016
(63)
Sometimes maybe look at things with a bit of common sense rather than try to be too analytical...
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Oct 28, 2016
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those cities are absolutey not the strictest gun control cities. detroit!? come on, people move to michigan just to pack
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Apr 23, 2017
I'm not going to argue the validity of gun control, but @manchesterutd10 is incorrect. This isn't hard to look up. Remove the number of murders committed in those cities, and the U.S. is still easily on the list.
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May 13, 2017
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Completely wrong manchesterutd10. The states with the highest murder rate are states with little to no gun control. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_homicide_rate. Give a look at the top 15 States and let me know how many voted Republican in the last election (answer=11, including the top 4). If looking only at gun related murder, give a look at this list: http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/death-by-gun-top-20-states-with-highest-rates/21/ (give you a hint, 14 of the top 15 are Republican). Alaska is at the top. Then you can go back and establish a more informed opinion about gun control.
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Aug 9, 2017
(54)
That thumbnail pic...
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Oct 16, 2015
(59)
So terrorism doesn't count as intentional murder?
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Oct 16, 2015
(66)
... or bombing
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May 14, 2017
(58)
Hmm, the USA... it always seems to be the top in answer stats for quizzes!
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Oct 16, 2015
(47)
I can't be the only one who typed US first.
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Oct 21, 2015
(58)
Well, 572 people typed US then gave up! You're not alone...
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Oct 21, 2015
(24)
i did not know this stuff. but i dont want to but great quiz tho. look me up on search to play my quizzes and comment. if u do, ill play all of ur quizzes next weekend
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Feb 7, 2016
(44)
not surprise for Burma with the persecution of Muslims
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Jul 25, 2016
(44)
(in French) Et le gouvernement n'arrive pas à contrôler les tensions du peuple et il doit certainement y avoir encore plus d'assassins mais qui ont réussis à ne pas se faire prendre.
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Jul 25, 2016
(47)
More time, maybe?
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Oct 30, 2016
(67)
I think better parameters should be noted considering almost none of the terrorist states ranked. I'm thinking not everyone or everything considered intentional is being counted.
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May 16, 2017
(56)
Per the source, the stats exclude deaths from wars/conflicts, so e.g. the wars in Somalia or Iraq and Syria are probably excluded. The data is most likely based purely on murder convictions, and terrorists often aren't convicted of anything - especially in states where there's active wars going on.
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Aug 9, 2017
(44)
If you draw a circle around mexico to colombia, you'll have 8% of the world population and yet 33% of all (registered) murders.
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Aug 9, 2017
(43)
In these moments, and when our politicians open their mouth, and many other things, that im so proud of my Brazil...
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Aug 9, 2017
(57)
People are loving to bash the United States and pretend Europe is a safe haven. But let's remember, which continent imperialized the vast majority of the world? Europe, specifically the United Kingdom, Spain,and France. Which countries abused these colonies and pushed most of them into extreme poverty? Europe again. Which continent hosts numerous, numerous genocides on a large scale, the most recent being on the Balkan Peninsula? Europe! So yes, while Europe does have their lovely gun control, are they really that much better than any other place in the world? Not really. #ProudTurkishCitizen #TurkeyIsntEurope
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Aug 9, 2017
(58)
Yes these are all facts. I agree!
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Aug 9, 2017
(68)
So things that occurred over 20 years ago (for the Balkans wars, other issues are much older) are relevant when comparing current murder rates - maybe European countries are doing something right?
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Aug 11, 2017
(70)
Not to disagree with your point about pretentious Europeans projecting their own insecurities, but... it's pretty funny that you end your rant about European colonialism and genocide with "#ProudTurkishCitizen"... might want to look up the history of the Ottoman Empire sometime. On a website not in Turkish. Perhaps as told from the Armenian, Kurdish, Greek, English, Palestinian (Jewish), Arab, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Romanian, Russian or Byzantine perspective.
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Aug 12, 2017
(38)
Is anyone else bothered by these numbers?
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Aug 10, 2017
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