Stabbing Deaths by Country

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Interactive MapIntroductionMost Stabbing Deaths in the WorldCountries With the Most Stabbing DeathsCountry With Most Stabbing DeathsUK StabbingsStabbing Death Rate by CountryAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCentral African RepublicChadChileColombiaComorosCosta RicaCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDemocratic Republic of the CongoDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEswatiniEthiopiaFederated States of MicronesiaFijiFinlandFranceGabonGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGrenadaGuamGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyIvory CoastJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLithuaniaLuxembourgMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNorth KoreaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestinePanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeople's Republic of ChinaPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRepublic of MacedoniaRepublic of the CongoRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSan MarinoSão Tomé and PríncipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanThailandThe BahamasThe GambiaTogoTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited States of AmericaUnited States Virgin IslandsUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamYemenZambiaZimbabweFAQs What countries have the most stabbing deaths ?Which country has the most stabbings ?How many stabbing deaths in the UK ?

Introduction

Death by stabbing is a tragically common occurrence in the world today. It is one of the leading causes of violent deaths, ranking in the top three alongside shootings and beatings. In 2018, stabbing accounted for over 10% of all homicides worldwide. The majority of these fatalities occurred in countries with high levels of poverty, urbanization, and limited access to health care – areas where individuals are more likely to turn to violence when dealing with interpersonal conflicts. In addition to these issues, cultural norms that tolerate violence can play an important role in driving up rates of death by stabbing. For example, countries such as Brazil and South Africa have become notorious for their high numbers of stabbings due to entrenched gang cultures that resort to violence as a means of resolving disputes or intimidating rivals. Even developed nations like the United States have seen a rise in knife-related killings; in 2019 there were almost 1,500 fatal stabbings across the country. Stabbing deaths are a global problem, and it will take concerted efforts from governments and communities alike to reduce their prevalence.

#CountryStabbing Death RateMurder RateFemale Homicide RateGun Death Rate
1South Africa16.95 per 100k33.46 per 100k4.87 per 100k
2Lesotho16.38 per 100k5.3 per 100k
3Eswatini9.31 per 100k3.66 per 100k
4Botswana8.88 per 100k3.48 per 100k
5Namibia8.08 per 100k11.92 per 100k6.87 per 100k3.37 per 100k
6Belize7.35 per 100k25.65 per 100k5.5 per 100k15.04 per 100k
7Haiti7.14 per 100k9.79 per 100k
8Honduras6.66 per 100k36.33 per 100k6.58 per 100k21.22 per 100k
9Colombia6.55 per 100k22.64 per 100k3.53 per 100k24.8 per 100k
10Saint Vincent and the Grenadines6.54 per 100k9.11 per 100k
11Guyana6.5 per 100k19.96 per 100k9.97 per 100k10.22 per 100k
12El Salvador5.69 per 100k35.5 per 100k
13Saint Lucia5.57 per 100k28.32 per 100k5.36 per 100k9.14 per 100k
14The Bahamas5.16 per 100k18.56 per 100k5.44 per 100k19.72 per 100k
15Philippines4.9 per 100k8.28 per 100k
16Dominica4.64 per 100k20.84 per 100k3.53 per 100k
17Brazil4.56 per 100k22.45 per 100k3.54 per 100k20.8 per 100k
18South Sudan4.43 per 100k2.78 per 100k
19Russia4.32 per 100k7.33 per 100k3.53 per 100k0.72 per 100k
20Dominican Republic4 per 100k8.86 per 100k2.36 per 100k11.28 per 100k
21Kazakhstan3.88 per 100k3.23 per 100k1.55 per 100k0.56 per 100k
22Laos3.86 per 100k2.47 per 100k
23Cuba3.85 per 100k0.28 per 100k
24Mexico3.76 per 100k28.37 per 100k6.01 per 100k15.55 per 100k
25Somalia3.76 per 100k5.06 per 100k
26Trinidad and Tobago3.69 per 100k15.21 per 100k
27Mali3.6 per 100k4.45 per 100k
28Papua New Guinea3.57 per 100k1.16 per 100k
29Barbados3.48 per 100k14.27 per 100k2.02 per 100k4.3 per 100k
30Central African Republic3.41 per 100k1.27 per 100k
31Paraguay3.41 per 100k6.74 per 100k1.97 per 100k7.11 per 100k
32Ukraine3.35 per 100k0.62 per 100k
33Niger3.26 per 100k2.83 per 100k
34Eritrea3.19 per 100k4.11 per 100k
35Guatemala3.08 per 100k17.47 per 100k4.96 per 100k28.23 per 100k
36Ecuador2.93 per 100k7.78 per 100k1.87 per 100k5.5 per 100k
37Jamaica2.87 per 100k44.95 per 100k7.58 per 100k10.06 per 100k
38United States Virgin Islands2.71 per 100k19.29 per 100k
39Comoros2.69 per 100k3.16 per 100k
40Guinea-Bissau2.67 per 100k3.43 per 100k
41Burkina Faso2.59 per 100k3.91 per 100k
42Mongolia2.53 per 100k5.98 per 100k2.16 per 100k0.22 per 100k
43Latvia2.48 per 100k3.71 per 100k4.13 per 100k0.42 per 100k
44Djibouti2.44 per 100k3.39 per 100k
45Ivory Coast2.44 per 100k3.28 per 100k
46Kenya2.43 per 100k3.46 per 100k1.66 per 100k3.75 per 100k
47Zimbabwe2.41 per 100k0.88 per 100k
48Panama2.39 per 100k11.59 per 100k2.13 per 100k10.6 per 100k
49Nigeria2.37 per 100k1.81 per 100k
50Zambia2.26 per 100k3.71 per 100k
51Federated States of Micronesia2.25 per 100k1.23 per 100k
52Belarus2.22 per 100k0.43 per 100k
53Venezuela2.22 per 100k32.75 per 100k
54Republic of the Congo2.21 per 100k0.89 per 100k
55Suriname2.21 per 100k9.38 per 100k3.43 per 100k2.89 per 100k
56Saint Kitts and Nevis2.16 per 100k18.8 per 100k10.99 per 100k
57Seychelles2.14 per 100k1.69 per 100k
58Gabon2.12 per 100k0.8 per 100k
59Guinea2.11 per 100k2.65 per 100k
60Chile2.09 per 100k4.84 per 100k1.82 per 100k
61Marshall Islands2.08 per 100k1.07 per 100k
62Chad2.04 per 100k2.99 per 100k
63Nicaragua2.01 per 100k2.9 per 100k
64Equatorial Guinea2 per 100k0.68 per 100k
65Benin1.93 per 100k2.57 per 100k
66Togo1.93 per 100k2.51 per 100k
67Kyrgyzstan1.92 per 100k1.75 per 100k0.55 per 100k0.4 per 100k
68Nauru1.88 per 100k1.18 per 100k
69Solomon Islands1.88 per 100k1.91 per 100k
70Costa Rica1.85 per 100k11.19 per 100k2.43 per 100k6.94 per 100k
71Ethiopia1.84 per 100k2.91 per 100k
72Uzbekistan1.82 per 100k0.08 per 100k
73Democratic Republic of the Congo1.65 per 100k0.49 per 100k
74Argentina1.62 per 100k5.35 per 100k1.61 per 100k3.64 per 100k
75Uruguay1.62 per 100k9.7 per 100k2.06 per 100k4.02 per 100k
76Estonia1.59 per 100k3.17 per 100k1.43 per 100k0.27 per 100k
77Lithuania1.58 per 100k3.71 per 100k1.98 per 100k0.3 per 100k
78North Korea1.56 per 100k0.12 per 100k
79Mozambique1.51 per 100k2.36 per 100k
80Pakistan1.51 per 100k3.84 per 100k0.93 per 100k
81Angola1.49 per 100k0.61 per 100k
82Turkmenistan1.48 per 100k0.62 per 100k
83Uganda1.44 per 100k9.75 per 100k2.2 per 100k
84Cambodia1.43 per 100k0.95 per 100k
85São Tomé and Príncipe1.42 per 100k1.54 per 100k
86Mauritania1.37 per 100k1.83 per 100k
87East Timor1.33 per 100k0.89 per 100k
88Sri Lanka1.28 per 100k1 per 100k
89Bolivia1.22 per 100k2.56 per 100k
90Palau1.15 per 100k0.78 per 100k
91Thailand1.15 per 100k3.11 per 100k
92Afghanistan1.14 per 100k1.32 per 100k
93Mauritius1.06 per 100k2.75 per 100k1.71 per 100k0.17 per 100k
94Northern Mariana Islands0.94 per 100k0.97 per 100k
95Maldives0.93 per 100k0.15 per 100k
96Georgia0.86 per 100k1.2 per 100k
97Cameroon0.85 per 100k1.03 per 100k
98Ghana0.83 per 100k0.73 per 100k
99Antigua and Barbuda0.8 per 100k9.19 per 100k1.97 per 100k1.9 per 100k
100Azerbaijan0.8 per 100k2.27 per 100k1.56 per 100k0.27 per 100k
101Armenia0.79 per 100k1.75 per 100k1.02 per 100k0.64 per 100k
102Tajikistan0.79 per 100k0.91 per 100k0.21 per 100k0.18 per 100k
103Romania0.76 per 100k1.46 per 100k0.97 per 100k0.06 per 100k
104Rwanda0.76 per 100k1.06 per 100k
105Vietnam0.75 per 100k0.12 per 100k
106Liberia0.73 per 100k0.84 per 100k
107Puerto Rico0.71 per 100k18.49 per 100k3.06 per 100k19.72 per 100k
108Peru0.69 per 100k1.44 per 100k
109Bermuda0.67 per 100k1.5 per 100k
110Bulgaria0.67 per 100k0.99 per 100k0.73 per 100k0.55 per 100k
111India0.64 per 100k2.95 per 100k2.47 per 100k0.56 per 100k
112Grenada0.61 per 100k12.44 per 100k5.37 per 100k0.66 per 100k
113Israel0.6 per 100k0.58 per 100k1.05 per 100k
114United States of America0.6 per 100k6.52 per 100k2.6 per 100k4.12 per 100k
115Iraq0.58 per 100k6.57 per 100k
116Turkey0.57 per 100k2.48 per 100k0.88 per 100k1.05 per 100k
117Guam0.56 per 100k0.58 per 100k
118Finland0.55 per 100k1.64 per 100k0.21 per 100k
119Madagascar0.54 per 100k0.6 per 100k
120Lebanon0.53 per 100k1.88 per 100k1.3 per 100k
121Myanmar0.53 per 100k0.01 per 100k0.01 per 100k0.38 per 100k
122Canada0.49 per 100k1.97 per 100k0.9 per 100k0.5 per 100k
123Poland0.49 per 100k0.7 per 100k0.46 per 100k0.08 per 100k
124Syria0.49 per 100k1 per 100k
125Australia0.48 per 100k0.87 per 100k0.58 per 100k0.18 per 100k
126Qatar0.48 per 100k0.42 per 100k0.28 per 100k0.13 per 100k
127Serbia0.48 per 100k1.02 per 100k0.52 per 100k0.82 per 100k
128Sierra Leone0.48 per 100k0.5 per 100k
129Malaysia0.47 per 100k0.35 per 100k
130Jordan0.45 per 100k1.2 per 100k0.54 per 100k1.51 per 100k
131Slovakia0.45 per 100k1.15 per 100k1 per 100k0.25 per 100k
132Malawi0.44 per 100k0.62 per 100k
133Hungary0.41 per 100k0.83 per 100k0.77 per 100k0.07 per 100k
134Indonesia0.41 per 100k0.06 per 100k
135Morocco0.4 per 100k1.24 per 100k0.45 per 100k0.46 per 100k
136New Zealand0.4 per 100k0.15 per 100k
137Palestine0.4 per 100k0.94 per 100k0.56 per 100k5.01 per 100k
138Burundi0.39 per 100k0.28 per 100k
139Luxembourg0.39 per 100k0.16 per 100k0 per 100k0.21 per 100k
140Kuwait0.37 per 100k0.28 per 100k
141Belgium0.36 per 100k0.34 per 100k
142Spain0.36 per 100k0.64 per 100k0.5 per 100k0.13 per 100k
143Bosnia and Herzegovina0.35 per 100k1.31 per 100k0.3 per 100k0.26 per 100k
144Croatia0.35 per 100k0.97 per 100k0.89 per 100k0.34 per 100k
145Sweden0.35 per 100k1.23 per 100k0.5 per 100k0.25 per 100k
146Fiji0.34 per 100k2.23 per 100k0.16 per 100k
147Greece0.34 per 100k0.75 per 100k0.36 per 100k0.35 per 100k
148Yemen0.34 per 100k0.83 per 100k
149Czech Republic0.32 per 100k0.72 per 100k0.72 per 100k0.15 per 100k
150Montenegro0.32 per 100k2.87 per 100k0.94 per 100k0.99 per 100k
151People's Republic of China0.32 per 100k0.02 per 100k
152Portugal0.32 per 100k0.91 per 100k0.4 per 100k
153Senegal0.32 per 100k0.44 per 100k
154Bangladesh0.31 per 100k0.78 per 100k
155Malta0.31 per 100k1.59 per 100k0.45 per 100k0.45 per 100k
156Nepal0.31 per 100k0.1 per 100k
157South Korea0.31 per 100k0.6 per 100k0.54 per 100k0.02 per 100k
158Vanuatu0.31 per 100k0.33 per 100k0.66 per 100k0.17 per 100k
159Albania0.29 per 100k2.12 per 100k0.64 per 100k1.39 per 100k
160Cyprus0.29 per 100k1.24 per 100k0.66 per 100k0.51 per 100k
161Republic of Macedonia0.28 per 100k0.98 per 100k
162Taiwan0.28 per 100k0.11 per 100k
163Libya0.25 per 100k0.59 per 100k
164Netherlands0.25 per 100k0.62 per 100k0.51 per 100k0.23 per 100k
165Norway0.25 per 100k0.57 per 100k0.56 per 100k0.07 per 100k
166Slovenia0.25 per 100k0.53 per 100k0.57 per 100k0.18 per 100k
167Germany0.23 per 100k0.93 per 100k0.84 per 100k0.08 per 100k
168Iceland0.23 per 100k1.47 per 100k2.36 per 100k0.06 per 100k
169Denmark0.22 per 100k0.95 per 100k0.58 per 100k0.15 per 100k
170Bahrain0.2 per 100k0.36 per 100k
171France0.2 per 100k1.35 per 100k0.71 per 100k0.32 per 100k
172Bhutan0.19 per 100k2.46 per 100k1.38 per 100k0.1 per 100k
173Italy0.19 per 100k0.47 per 100k0.37 per 100k0.35 per 100k
174Sudan0.19 per 100k0.51 per 100k
175The Gambia0.19 per 100k0.24 per 100k
176Austria0.18 per 100k0.72 per 100k0.81 per 100k0.13 per 100k
177Ireland0.16 per 100k0.69 per 100k0.24 per 100k0.18 per 100k
178Switzerland0.16 per 100k0.54 per 100k0.62 per 100k0.18 per 100k
179Algeria0.14 per 100k1.32 per 100k0.38 per 100k0.31 per 100k
180Saudi Arabia0.14 per 100k0.17 per 100k
181Andorra0.12 per 100k2.59 per 100k0.08 per 100k
182San Marino0.12 per 100k0.08 per 100k
183Singapore0.12 per 100k0.17 per 100k0.18 per 100k0.01 per 100k
184Iran0.11 per 100k0.6 per 100k
185United Arab Emirates0.1 per 100k0.3 per 100k
186Egypt0.09 per 100k0.38 per 100k
187Japan0.09 per 100k0.25 per 100k0.29 per 100k0.02 per 100k
188Monaco0.08 per 100k0.09 per 100k
189Oman0.08 per 100k0.27 per 100k0.23 per 100k0.03 per 100k
190Tunisia0.08 per 100k4.76 per 100k1.93 per 100k0.2 per 100k
191United Kingdom0.08 per 100k0.04 per 100k

Most Stabbing Deaths in the World

The countries with the most stabbing deaths in the world are South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Namibia, Belize, Haiti, Honduras, Colombia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. South Africa has the most stabbing deaths in the world, with a stabbing death rate of 16.95 per 100,000 people. This is followed by Lesotho with the second most stabbing deaths and with a stabbing death rate of 16.38. Eswatini has the third most stabbing deaths, with a stabbing death rate of 9.31. Botswana has the fourth most stabbing deaths, with a stabbing death rate of 8.88. Namibia has the fifth most stabbing deaths in the world, with a stabbing death rate of 8.08. Belize has the sixth most stabbing deaths, with a stabbing death rate of 7.35. Haiti has the seventh most stabbing deaths, with a stabbing death rate of 7.14. Honduras has the eighth most stabbing deaths in the world, with a stabbing death rate of 6.66. Colombia has the ninth most stabbing deaths, with a stabbing death rate of 6.55. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has the tenth most stabbing deaths in the world, with a stabbing death rate of 6.54.

Countries With the Most Stabbing Deaths

1. South Africa – 16.95 per 100k
2. Lesotho – 16.38 per 100k
3. Eswatini – 9.31 per 100k
4. Botswana – 8.88 per 100k
5. Namibia – 8.08 per 100k
6. Belize – 7.35 per 100k
7. Haiti – 7.14 per 100k
8. Honduras – 6.66 per 100k
9. Colombia – 6.55 per 100k
10. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 6.54 per 100k

Country With Most Stabbing Deaths

The country with the most stabbings is South Africa, with 16.95 deaths per 100,000 people. Almost half of all trauma victims are young men aged 18 to 34. In addition to these alarming stabbing death rates, it is estimated that 44% of all trauma victims in South African hospitals are a result of intentional injury. The causes behind this high rate of stabbing homicides are varied, ranging from crime and gang violence to domestic disputes and revenge killings; however, poverty and inequality remain two of the main underlying issues in South Africa today. This is further evidenced by statistics showing that nearly half of all South Africans live below the poverty line, and over 10% live on less than $1.25 a day. These levels of inequality and deprivation can create an environment ripe for high levels of violence, including stabbings, which ultimately impact all members of society regardless of their socio-economic status.

UK Stabbings

Stabbings and stabbing deaths are serious issues in countries across the world, yet in the United Kingdom, they are not as common as in other nations. With a death rate of only 0.08 per 100,000 people, the United Kingdom has one of the lowest stabbing death rates in the world. However, this does not mean that knife crime is non-existent; there have been many cases of people being victims or perpetrators of stabbings throughout the years. In particular, most reported incidents happen to young people aged between 10 and 24. Particular caution should be taken when it comes to protecting children and teenagers from knife crime, as such acts can have devastating consequences for individuals and their families. One way to tackle this problem is through education – teaching children about the risks involved with carrying knives, as well as providing support for those who may feel vulnerable or exposed to gang culture or drug trafficking rings. Additionally, police forces in England and Wales have launched initiatives such as Operation Sceptre which focuses on reducing violent crime and tackling gang-related offenses. These measures have had an overall positive effect on decreasing the number of stabbings in recent years.

Stabbing Death Rate by Country

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1.14 per 100k

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1.32 per 100k

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Albania

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0.29 per 100k

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2.12 per 100k

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0.64 per 100k

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1.39 per 100k

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#72

Algeria

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0.14 per 100k

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1.32 per 100k

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#59

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0.38 per 100k

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0.31 per 100k

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#138

Andorra

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0.12 per 100k

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#181

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2.59 per 100k

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#43

0.08 per 100k

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#178

Angola

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1.49 per 100k

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0.61 per 100k

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#109

Antigua and Barbuda

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0.8 per 100k

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#99

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9.19 per 100k

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#23

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1.97 per 100k

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1.9 per 100k

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#63

Argentina

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1.62 per 100k

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#74

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5.35 per 100k

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1.61 per 100k

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3.64 per 100k

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#39

Armenia

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0.79 per 100k

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#101

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1.75 per 100k

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#52

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1.02 per 100k

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#39

0.64 per 100k

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#105

Australia

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0.48 per 100k

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#125

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0.87 per 100k

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#74

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0.58 per 100k

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#57

0.18 per 100k

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#156

In Australia, the number of stabbing deaths has been increasing over the past few years. According to statistics, there were more than 600 homicides involving a sharp instrument in 2018-19, representing an increase of 31% since 2014-15. In 2019 alone, there were more than 230 cases of stabbing deaths in Australia, with an increase of 21% compared to the previous year. It is believed that this steep rise in fatalities is due to a combination of factors including increases in drug and alcohol use, gang violence and access to weapons such as knives. The most affected states have been Victoria and New South Wales which experienced a 67% and 80% increase respectively. As a result of this alarming trend, law enforcement agencies across the country have implemented initiatives to tackle knife crime by increasing public awareness campaigns, conducting additional patrols in high-risk areas and introducing new laws with harsher penalties for knife possession and related offenses. Despite these efforts, the worrying rate of stabbing deaths continues to climb each year.

Austria

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0.18 per 100k

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#176

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0.72 per 100k

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#77

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0.81 per 100k

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0.13 per 100k

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#169

Azerbaijan

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0.8 per 100k

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2.27 per 100k

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1.56 per 100k

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0.27 per 100k

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#145

Bahrain

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0.2 per 100k

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#170

0.36 per 100k

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#131

Bangladesh

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0.31 per 100k

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#154

0.78 per 100k

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#99

Barbados

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3.48 per 100k

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#29

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14.27 per 100k

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2.02 per 100k

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4.3 per 100k

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#31

Belarus

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2.22 per 100k

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0.43 per 100k

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#125

Belgium

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0.36 per 100k

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#141

0.34 per 100k

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#135

Belize

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7.35 per 100k

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25.65 per 100k

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5.5 per 100k

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15.04 per 100k

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#12

Benin

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1.93 per 100k

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2.57 per 100k

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#55

Bermuda

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0.67 per 100k

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1.5 per 100k

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#70

Bhutan

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0.19 per 100k

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#172

Murder Rate

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2.46 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#45

Female Homicide Rate

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1.38 per 100k

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#37

0.1 per 100k

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#175

Bolivia

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1.22 per 100k

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#89

2.56 per 100k

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#56

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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0.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#143

Murder Rate

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1.31 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#60

Female Homicide Rate

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0.3 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#76

0.26 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#147

Botswana

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8.88 per 100k

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#4

3.48 per 100k

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#41

Brazil

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4.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#17

Murder Rate

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22.45 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#8

Female Homicide Rate

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3.54 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#12

20.8 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#6

Bulgaria

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0.67 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#110

Murder Rate

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0.99 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#67

Female Homicide Rate

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0.73 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#49

0.55 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#116

Burkina Faso

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2.59 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#41

3.91 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#35

Burundi

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0.39 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#138

0.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#142

Cambodia

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1.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#84

0.95 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#90

Cameroon

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0.85 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#97

1.03 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#84

Canada

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0.49 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#122

Murder Rate

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1.97 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#50

Female Homicide Rate

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0.9 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#43

0.5 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#119

Central African Republic

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3.41 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#30

1.27 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#75

Chad

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2.04 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#62

2.99 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#48

Chile

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2.09 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#60

Murder Rate

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4.84 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#31

1.82 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#65

Colombia

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6.55 per 100k

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#9

Murder Rate

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22.64 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#7

Female Homicide Rate

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3.53 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#13

24.8 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#4

Comoros

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2.69 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#39

3.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#46

Costa Rica

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1.85 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#70

Murder Rate

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11.19 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#19

Female Homicide Rate

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2.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#19

6.94 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#23

Croatia

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0.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#144

Murder Rate

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0.97 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#68

Female Homicide Rate

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0.89 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#44

0.34 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#136

Cuba

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3.85 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#23

0.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#143

Cyprus

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0.29 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#160

Murder Rate

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1.24 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#61

Female Homicide Rate

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0.66 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#52

0.51 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#117

Czech Republic

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0.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#149

Murder Rate

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0.72 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#78

Female Homicide Rate

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0.72 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#50

0.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#165

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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1.65 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#73

0.49 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#121

Denmark

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0.22 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#169

Murder Rate

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0.95 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#69

Female Homicide Rate

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0.58 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#58

0.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#166

Djibouti

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2.44 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#44

3.39 per 100k

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#43

Dominica

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4.64 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#16

Murder Rate

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20.84 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#9

3.53 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#40

Dominican Republic

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4 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#20

Murder Rate

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8.86 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#24

Female Homicide Rate

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2.36 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#20

11.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#13

East Timor

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1.33 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#87

0.89 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#92

Ecuador

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2.93 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#36

Murder Rate

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7.78 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#25

Female Homicide Rate

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1.87 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#30

5.5 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#25

Egypt

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0.09 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#186

0.38 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#129

El Salvador

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5.69 per 100k

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#12

35.5 per 100k

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#1

Equatorial Guinea

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2 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#64

0.68 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#103

Eritrea

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3.19 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#34

4.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#33

Estonia

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1.59 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#76

Murder Rate

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3.17 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#38

Female Homicide Rate

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1.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#36

0.27 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#146

Eswatini

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9.31 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#3

3.66 per 100k

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#38

Ethiopia

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1.84 per 100k

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#71

2.91 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#49

Federated States of Micronesia

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2.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#51

1.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#76

Fiji

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0.34 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#146

Murder Rate

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2.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#48

0.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#164

Finland

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0.55 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#118

Murder Rate

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1.64 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#54

0.21 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#153

France

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0.2 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#171

Murder Rate

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1.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#58

Female Homicide Rate

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0.71 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#51

0.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#137

Gabon

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2.12 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#58

0.8 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#98

Georgia

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0.86 per 100k

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#96

1.2 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#77

Germany

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0.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#167

Murder Rate

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0.93 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#71

Female Homicide Rate

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0.84 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#46

0.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#179

Ghana

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0.83 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#98

0.73 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#101

Greece

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0.34 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#147

Murder Rate

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0.75 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#76

Female Homicide Rate

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0.36 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#75

0.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#132

Grenada

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0.61 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#112

Murder Rate

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12.44 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#16

Female Homicide Rate

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5.37 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#8

0.66 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#104

Guam

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0.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#117

0.58 per 100k

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#113

Guatemala

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3.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#35

Murder Rate

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17.47 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#14

Female Homicide Rate

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4.96 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#10

28.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#3

Guinea

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2.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#59

2.65 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#54

Guinea-Bissau

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2.67 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#40

3.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#42

Guyana

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6.5 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#11

Murder Rate

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19.96 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#10

Female Homicide Rate

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9.97 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#1

10.22 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#16

Haiti

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7.14 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#7

9.79 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#18

Honduras

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6.66 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#8

Murder Rate

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36.33 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#2

Female Homicide Rate

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6.58 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#4

21.22 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#5

Hungary

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0.41 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#133

Murder Rate

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0.83 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#75

Female Homicide Rate

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0.77 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#48

0.07 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#184

Iceland

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0.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#168

Murder Rate

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1.47 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#56

Female Homicide Rate

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2.36 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#21

0.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#186

India

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0.64 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#111

Murder Rate

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2.95 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#39

Female Homicide Rate

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2.47 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#18

0.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#114

Indonesia

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0.41 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#134

0.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#187

Iran

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0.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#184

0.6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#110

Iraq

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0.58 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#115

6.57 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#24

Ireland

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0.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#177

Murder Rate

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0.69 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#80

Female Homicide Rate

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0.24 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#79

0.18 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#157

Israel

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0.6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#113

Female Homicide Rate

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0.58 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#59

1.05 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#82

Italy

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0.19 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#173

Murder Rate

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0.47 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#87

Female Homicide Rate

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0.37 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#74

0.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#133

Ivory Coast

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2.44 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#45

3.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#45

Jamaica

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2.87 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#37

Murder Rate

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44.95 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#1

Female Homicide Rate

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7.58 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#2

10.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#17

Japan

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0.09 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#187

Murder Rate

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0.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#93

Female Homicide Rate

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0.29 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#77

0.02 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#191

Overall, crime in Japan is low and it ranks as one of the nations with the lowest rates of crime worldwide. However, stabbing incidents and mass stabbings are not uncommon. Throughout the years, numerous stabbings occurred: in 2016 for example, the Sagamihara stabbings took place killing 19 people, and in Tokyo in August 2021, a mass stabbing injured 10 people. High stabbing death rates can be linked in part to the importance of katanas and honor suicides in Japanese culture. Mental health and social isolation – common in Japan – are other factors at play. Many attackers are experiencing high levels of isolation and are subjected to mental illnesses that are often left untreated. Many are also experiencing low points in their lives, like the death of a parent, that pushes them to commit an attack.

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0.45 per 100k

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#130

Murder Rate

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1.2 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#64

Female Homicide Rate

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0.54 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#64

1.51 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#69

Kazakhstan

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3.88 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#21

Murder Rate

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3.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#37

Female Homicide Rate

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1.55 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#35

0.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#115

Kenya

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2.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#46

Murder Rate

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3.46 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#36

Female Homicide Rate

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1.66 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#32

3.75 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#36

Kuwait

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0.37 per 100k

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#140

0.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#144

Kyrgyzstan

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Stabbing Death Rate

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1.92 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#67

Murder Rate

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1.75 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#53

Female Homicide Rate

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0.55 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#63

0.4 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#127

Laos

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3.86 per 100k

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#22

2.47 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#58

Latvia

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2.48 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#43

Murder Rate

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3.71 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#34

Female Homicide Rate

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4.13 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#11

0.42 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#126

Lebanon

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0.53 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#120

Murder Rate

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1.88 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#51

1.3 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#74

Lesotho

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16.38 per 100k

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#2

5.3 per 100k

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#26

Liberia

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0.73 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#106

0.84 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#95

Libya

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0.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#163

0.59 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#112

Lithuania

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1.58 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#77

Murder Rate

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3.71 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#35

Female Homicide Rate

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1.98 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#26

0.3 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#139

Luxembourg

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0.39 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#139

Murder Rate

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0.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#95

Female Homicide Rate

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0 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#85

0.21 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#154

Madagascar

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0.54 per 100k

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#119

0.6 per 100k

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#111

Malawi

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Stabbing Death Rate

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0.44 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#132

0.62 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#106

Malaysia

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Stabbing Death Rate

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0.47 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#129

0.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#134

Maldives

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Stabbing Death Rate

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0.93 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#95

0.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#167

Mali

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3.6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#27

4.45 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#30

Malta

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0.31 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#155

Murder Rate

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1.59 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#55

Female Homicide Rate

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0.45 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#71

0.45 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#123

Marshall Islands

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2.08 per 100k

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#61

1.07 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#80

Mauritania

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1.37 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#86

1.83 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#64

Mauritius

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1.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#93

Murder Rate

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2.75 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#41

Female Homicide Rate

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1.71 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#31

0.17 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#161

Mexico

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3.76 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#24

Murder Rate

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28.37 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#4

Female Homicide Rate

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6.01 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#5

15.55 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#10

Monaco

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0.08 per 100k

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#188

0.09 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#177

Mongolia

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2.53 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#42

Murder Rate

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5.98 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#29

Female Homicide Rate

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2.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#22

0.22 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#152

Montenegro

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0.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#150

Murder Rate

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2.87 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#40

Female Homicide Rate

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0.94 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#42

0.99 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#87

Morocco

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0.4 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#135

Murder Rate

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1.24 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#62

Female Homicide Rate

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0.45 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#72

0.46 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#122

Mozambique

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1.51 per 100k

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#79

2.36 per 100k

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#59

Myanmar

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0.53 per 100k

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#121

Murder Rate

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0.01 per 100k

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#96

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0.01 per 100k

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#84

0.38 per 100k

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#130

Namibia

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8.08 per 100k

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#5

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11.92 per 100k

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#17

Female Homicide Rate

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6.87 per 100k

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#3

3.37 per 100k

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#44

Nauru

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1.88 per 100k

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#68

1.18 per 100k

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#78

Nepal

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0.31 per 100k

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#156

0.1 per 100k

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#176

Netherlands

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0.25 per 100k

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#164

Murder Rate

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0.62 per 100k

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#82

Female Homicide Rate

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0.51 per 100k

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#67

0.23 per 100k

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#151

New Zealand

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0.4 per 100k

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#136

0.15 per 100k

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#168

Nicaragua

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2.01 per 100k

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#63

2.9 per 100k

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#50

Niger

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3.26 per 100k

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#33

2.83 per 100k

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#52

Nigeria

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2.37 per 100k

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#49

1.81 per 100k

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#66

North Korea

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1.56 per 100k

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#78

0.12 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#172

Northern Mariana Islands

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0.94 per 100k

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#94

0.97 per 100k

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#89

Norway

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0.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#165

Murder Rate

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0.57 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#84

Female Homicide Rate

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0.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#61

0.07 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#185

Oman

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0.08 per 100k

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#189

Murder Rate

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0.27 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#92

Female Homicide Rate

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0.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#80

0.03 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#190

Pakistan

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1.51 per 100k

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#80

Murder Rate

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3.84 per 100k

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#33

0.93 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#91

Palau

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1.15 per 100k

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#90

0.78 per 100k

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#100

Palestine

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0.4 per 100k

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#137

Murder Rate

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0.94 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#70

Female Homicide Rate

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0.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#62

5.01 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#28

Panama

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2.39 per 100k

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#48

Murder Rate

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11.59 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#18

Female Homicide Rate

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2.13 per 100k

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#23

10.6 per 100k

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#15

Papua New Guinea

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3.57 per 100k

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#28

1.16 per 100k

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#79

Paraguay

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3.41 per 100k

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#31

Murder Rate

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6.74 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#27

Female Homicide Rate

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1.97 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#28

7.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#22

People's Republic of China

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0.32 per 100k

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#151

0.02 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#192

Stabbings have become an increasingly serious issue in China, with mass stabbings becoming a frightening and all-too-common occurrence. Over the past decade, there have been 20 reported mass stabbings in the country, with a total of 145 deaths and 547 injured victims. These incidents took place in public places such as schools, train stations, and shopping malls. The most recent and devastating attack occurred at Kunming railway station in 2014 when 29 people were killed and 143 injured by knife-wielding assailants. The tragic event sparked a nationwide debate on how to address the issue of rising violence and better protect citizens from further attacks. To this end, authorities have tightened security protocols at public facilities while increasing efforts to investigate illegal weapons sales which are believed to be one of the major factors behind these horrific episodes. Unfortunately, the problem is far from resolved as many individuals who could potentially lash out violently still remain undetected due to inadequate mental healthcare services in China. As such, it is essential that steps be taken to identify those at risk and provide them with proper help before tragedy strikes again.

Peru

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0.69 per 100k

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#108

1.44 per 100k

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#71

Philippines

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4.9 per 100k

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#15

8.28 per 100k

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#21

Poland

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0.49 per 100k

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#123

Murder Rate

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0.7 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#79

Female Homicide Rate

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0.46 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#70

0.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#180

Portugal

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0.32 per 100k

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#152

Murder Rate

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0.91 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#72

0.4 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#128

Puerto Rico

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0.71 per 100k

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#107

Murder Rate

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18.49 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#13

Female Homicide Rate

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3.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#16

19.72 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#7

Qatar

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0.48 per 100k

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#126

Murder Rate

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0.42 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#88

Female Homicide Rate

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0.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#78

0.13 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#170

Republic of Macedonia

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0.28 per 100k

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#161

0.98 per 100k

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#88

Republic of the Congo

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2.21 per 100k

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#54

0.89 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#93

Romania

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0.76 per 100k

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#103

Murder Rate

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1.46 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#57

Female Homicide Rate

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0.97 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#41

0.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#188

Russia

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4.32 per 100k

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#19

Murder Rate

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7.33 per 100k

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#26

Female Homicide Rate

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3.53 per 100k

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#14

0.72 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#102

Rwanda

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0.76 per 100k

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#104

1.06 per 100k

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#81

Saint Kitts and Nevis

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2.16 per 100k

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#56

Murder Rate

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18.8 per 100k

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#11

10.99 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#14

Saint Lucia

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5.57 per 100k

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#13

Murder Rate

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28.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#5

Female Homicide Rate

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5.36 per 100k

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#9

9.14 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#19

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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6.54 per 100k

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#10

9.11 per 100k

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#20

San Marino

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0.12 per 100k

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#182

0.08 per 100k

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#181

São Tomé and Príncipe

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1.42 per 100k

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#85

1.54 per 100k

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#68

Saudi Arabia

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0.14 per 100k

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#180

0.17 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#162

Senegal

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0.32 per 100k

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#153

0.44 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#124

Serbia

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0.48 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#127

Murder Rate

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1.02 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#66

Female Homicide Rate

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0.52 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#66

0.82 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#97

Seychelles

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2.14 per 100k

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#57

1.69 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#67

Sierra Leone

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0.48 per 100k

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#128

0.5 per 100k

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#120

Singapore

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0.12 per 100k

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#183

Murder Rate

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0.17 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#94

Female Homicide Rate

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0.18 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#83

0.01 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#194

Slovakia

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0.45 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#131

Murder Rate

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1.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#65

Female Homicide Rate

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1 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#40

0.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#148

Slovenia

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0.25 per 100k

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#166

Murder Rate

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0.53 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#86

Female Homicide Rate

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0.57 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#60

0.18 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#158

Solomon Islands

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1.88 per 100k

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#69

1.91 per 100k

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#62

Somalia

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3.76 per 100k

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#25

5.06 per 100k

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#27

South Africa

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16.95 per 100k

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#1

Murder Rate

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33.46 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#3

4.87 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#29

South Korea

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0.31 per 100k

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#157

Murder Rate

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0.6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#83

Female Homicide Rate

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0.54 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#65

0.02 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#193

South Sudan

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4.43 per 100k

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#18

2.78 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#53

Spain

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0.36 per 100k

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#142

Murder Rate

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0.64 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#81

Female Homicide Rate

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0.5 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#68

0.13 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#171

Sri Lanka

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1.28 per 100k

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#88

1 per 100k

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#85

Sudan

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0.19 per 100k

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#174

0.51 per 100k

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#118

Suriname

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2.21 per 100k

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#55

Murder Rate

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9.38 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#22

Female Homicide Rate

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3.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#15

2.89 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#51

Sweden

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0.35 per 100k

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#145

Murder Rate

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1.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#63

Female Homicide Rate

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0.5 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#69

0.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#149

Switzerland

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0.16 per 100k

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#178

Murder Rate

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0.54 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#85

Female Homicide Rate

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0.62 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#55

0.18 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#159

Syria

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0.49 per 100k

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#124

1 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#86

Taiwan

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0.28 per 100k

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#162

0.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#174

Tajikistan

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0.79 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#102

Murder Rate

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0.91 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#73

Female Homicide Rate

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0.21 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#82

0.18 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#160

Thailand

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1.15 per 100k

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#91

3.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#47

The Bahamas

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5.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#14

Murder Rate

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18.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#12

Female Homicide Rate

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5.44 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#7

19.72 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#8

The Gambia

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0.19 per 100k

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#175

0.24 per 100k

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#150

Togo

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1.93 per 100k

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#66

2.51 per 100k

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#57

Trinidad and Tobago

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3.69 per 100k

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#26

15.21 per 100k

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#11

Tunisia

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0.08 per 100k

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#190

Murder Rate

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4.76 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#32

Female Homicide Rate

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1.93 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#29

0.2 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#155

Turkey

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0.57 per 100k

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#116

Murder Rate

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2.48 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#44

Female Homicide Rate

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0.88 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#45

1.05 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#83

Turkmenistan

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1.48 per 100k

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#82

0.62 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#107

Uganda

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1.44 per 100k

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#83

Murder Rate

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9.75 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#20

2.2 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#61

Ukraine

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3.35 per 100k

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#32

0.62 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#108

United Arab Emirates

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0.1 per 100k

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#185

0.3 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#140

United Kingdom

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0.08 per 100k

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#191

0.04 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#189

In recent years, knife crimes have seen a 10% increase in the United Kingdom. This can be explained in part by the rise of poverty rates in the country. In London for instance, between 2020 and 2021, 80% of more crimes were reported in the most income-deprived areas. This is sided by a degradation of the public institutions, like schools and youth clubs, for example, all of which are largely underfunded or being closed due to lack of funds. Another explanation is the deficient prison reform system that leads many former inmates to commit a crime once again. All of this leads to individuals engaging more and more in crime and carrying a knife for protection. One other aspect is that young men and women are fearful for their safety and carry a knife as means of protection. This can lead to more knife violence, causing a perpetual cycle of knife crime. In response, the UK government has increased police support and presence, without seeking to target the causes of knife crime from its roots with grassroots community action and tackle crime altogether.

United States of America

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0.6 per 100k

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#114

Murder Rate

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6.52 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#28

Female Homicide Rate

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2.6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#17

4.12 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#32

Stabbing deaths are a major public health issue in the United States, with an estimated 18,000 people dying from stabbing wounds annually. Stabbing deaths disproportionately affect young men and teenagers, with nearly half of all stabbing fatalities occurring among individuals aged 15-24. Although homicides are the primary cause of stabbing fatalities, there is also a significant number of suicides by stabbing each year as well. Legal intervention and prevention efforts have been employed to reduce the number of such violent deaths, but unfortunately they remain one of the leading causes of death among American youth. Factors such as poverty, substance abuse, access to weapons, mental health issues, and gang involvement can all contribute to increased risk for stab-related fatalities.

United States Virgin Islands

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2.71 per 100k

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#38

19.29 per 100k

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#9

Uruguay

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1.62 per 100k

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#75

Murder Rate

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9.7 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#21

Female Homicide Rate

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2.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#24

4.02 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#34

Uzbekistan

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1.82 per 100k

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#72

0.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#182

Vanuatu

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0.31 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#158

Murder Rate

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0.33 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#89

Female Homicide Rate

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0.66 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#53

0.17 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#163

Venezuela

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2.22 per 100k

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#53

32.75 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#2

Vietnam

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0.75 per 100k

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#105

0.12 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#173

Yemen

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0.34 per 100k

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#148

0.83 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#96

Zambia

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2.26 per 100k

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#50

3.71 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#37

Zimbabwe

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2.41 per 100k

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#47

0.88 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#94

FAQs

What countries have the most stabbing deaths ?

The countries with the most stabbing deaths are South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Namibia, Belize, Haiti, Honduras, Colombia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Which country has the most stabbings ?

The country that has the most stabbings is South Africa with 16.95 deaths per 100,000 people.

How many stabbing deaths in the UK ?

There were 235 stabbing deaths in the UK in 2020-2021 according to the UK Government.

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