Statistical Bulletin CrJ/2005/12 Homicide in Scotland, 2004/05

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Table 18
Comparison of homicide rates in selected countries and cities, 2000-2002

EU Member States

Country

Homicides per million population (average per year 2000-2002)

City

Scotland

22.7

Edinburgh

15.6

Glasgow

62.9

Aberdeen

15.8

Dundee

29.9

England & Wales

17.5

London

26.7

Northern Ireland

28.5

Belfast

62.4

Austria

9.0

Vienna

14.6

Belgium*

71.1

Brussels

30.3

Germany

10.9

Berlin

21.7

Ireland (Eire)

18.9

Dublin

21.2

Italy

13.3

Rome

13.6

France

17.5

Paris

18.1

Denmark

9.8

Copenhagen

16.0

Sweden

6.6

Stockholm

n/a

Spain

11.3

Madrid

18.1

Luxembourg

n/a

Netherlands

14.7

Amsterdam

31.3

Greece

11.3

Athens & Pireus

12.8

Portugal

11.3

Lisbon

15.0

Finland

27.7

Helsinki

19.2

Cyprus

13.9

Lefkosia

3.6

Czech Republic

25.2

Prague

43.3

Estonia

103.3

Tallinn

94.3

Hungary

21.8

Budapest

21.1

Latvia

50.7

Riga

136.6

Lithuania

104.5

Vilnius

88.8

Malta

11.8

Valletta

n/a

Poland

21.4

Warsaw

32.3

Slovakia

24.8

Bratislava

39.4

Slovenia

12.2

Ljubljana

10.7

Average:

25.8

*Homicide rate for Belgium includes attempted murder.

Source: Home Office

EU candidate countries

Country

Homicides per million population (average per year 2000-2002)

City

Bulgaria

35.6

Sofia

n/a

Romania

26.2

Bucharest

15.1

Turkey

26.7

Ankara

27.5

Croatia

21.3

Zagreb

n/a

Other countries

Country

Homicides per million population (average per year 2000-2002)

City

Australia

17.8

Canberra

5.4

Sydney

15.3

Canada

17.9

Ottawa

7.5

Japan

10.8

Tokyo

11.2

New Zealand

16.4

Wellington

6.3

Norway

9.6

Oslo

18.7

Russia

223.6

Moscow

117.9

South Africa

739.3

Pretoria

373.5

Switzerland

11.0

Berne

5.4

Geneva

16.9

USA

55.4

New York

80.8

San Francisco

82.6

Washington DC

427.8