Murder Rates in Europe & the U.S.A.
Homicide Rates per 100,000 Citizens
|United States of America||5.6|
|UK Northern Ireland||1.59|
|UK England & Wales||1.43|
Home Office research on 'Homicides, Firearm Offences and Intimate Violence 2008/09' quotes recent comparative homicide figures published by Eurostat. These figures compare homicide rates per 100,000 population averaged over the years 2005 to 2007.
The rates in the table above are for the 15 countries that were members of the European Union prior to the accession of ten candidate countries on 1 May 2004, as well as the USA, which has the highest murder rate.
Rates for Eastern European countries are generally higher (though not for Poland, which had a rate of 1.37 homicides per 100,000 people)/
Interestingly, the murder rate for England and Wales is below that for both Scotland and Northern Ireland.