Number of Homicides is one of the 23 indicators of peace measured by the Global Peace Index. It is an 'internal' indicator of peace, meaning it measures peace within a country.
Homicides is a quantitative assessment of the number of deaths deliberately inflicted upon a person by another person, per 100,000 people in a country.
The Number of Homicides is represented on a scale from 1 (least) to 5 (most).
In countries that score 1, there are less than 2 homicides per 100,000 people in that year.
In countries that score 5, there are 20 or more homicides per 100,000 in that year.
Number of Homicides is a quantitative assessment with data sourced from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS).
The Global Peace Index is comprised of 23 indicators that measure the existence or absence of violence or the fear of violence. These include:
Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict
Societal safety and security
Find out more about how the Global Peace Index is constructed, what it measures and what the results show in the Global Peace Index Report.Related Articles
The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators of peace. Find out more about how the index is constructed, a description of the indicators and the scores.
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