Interpersonal Conflict: World Murder Rates

Violence is among the leading causes of death for people aged 15–44 years worldwide, accounting for 14% of deaths among males and 7% of deaths among females. Here is a map showing the world murder rates amounting to 520,000 people in 2000:

map world murder rate

And a table for selected countries:

homicide rate by country

And contrary to mass media hysteria, murder rates have been falling in the developed world at least:

deaths by assault

homicide rate US

 

There is a useful blog on this with source data and commentary at:

http://filipspagnoli.wordpress.com/stats-on-human-rights/statistics-on-violence/

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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