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The U.S. ranks 7th in homicides

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), in 2010 there were 14,748 intentional homicides in the United States, enough to make the United States rank seventh out of eighty-seven countries ranked in that category. India ranks first, with 41,726 intentional homicides in 2010.

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  1. James Wiegert
    1 February 2013 at 12:26 pm

    As a percentage of population, America has more homicides than India.

  2. Aaron
    1 February 2013 at 1:17 pm

    how do you not break this down relative to a nation’s overall population? Idiotic, meaningless information,

  3. roslyn frankl
    1 February 2013 at 1:44 pm

    UNODOC provides the rate per 100,000. Why don’t you rank that right off the bat instead of using the total stats which are distorted by population size?

  4. Mark
    1 February 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Roslyn: I plan to post the homicide rates, as well. The fact that UNODC reports both total numbers and rates suggests that they feel both sets of data are relevant.

  5. Mark
    1 February 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Aaron: Your criticism that the information is meaningless and idiotic should be directed to the UNODC, as they are the ones collecting and reporting the information. They also report homicide rates, and I’ll be posting that as well.

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