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The U.S. ranks 43rd in homicide rates

2 February 2013 1 comment

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in 2010 the United States had a homicide rate of 4.8 per 100,000 people, enough to make the United States rank forty-third out of eighty-seven countries ranked in that category. Honduras ranks first, with a homicide rate of 82.1 per 100,000 people.

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The U.S. ranks 7th in homicides

1 February 2013 7 comments

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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The U.S. ranks 1st in death by violence

11 January 2013 6 comments

According to the National Academy of Sciences, in 2008 the United States had a death-by-violence rate of 6.47 per 100,000 people. That is enough to make the United States rank first out of seventeen “high-income democracies” ranked in that category. The second-ranked country was Finland, with a death-by-violence rate of 2.24 per 100,000.

The U.S. ranks 99th in death by violence

12 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2002, 5.4 out of every 100,000 Americans were killed by violence, a rate that makes the United States rank ninety-ninth in that category. Colombia ranked first, with 72.4 out of every 100,000 Colombians killed by violence.

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