Homicide Rates in Europe by Country: Infographic

Russia has the highest murder rate in Europe. The rate is higher than Afghanistan and the US. Though it has deceased by 68% since 2000 Russia still tops the rank.

All the developed European countries have a lower homicide rate than the US. Other than Russia, the only countries with a higher murder rate than the US are Afghanistan and the former Soviet republics of Ukraine, Moldova and Turkmenistan.

The following chart shows the homicide rates in European and a select few countries:

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Source: RFE/RL

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