Greenland - Homicide rate

Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people)

The value for Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people) in Greenland was 12.50 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 9 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 31.80 in 2010 and a minimum value of 5.30 in 2013.

Definition: Intentional homicides are estimates of unlawful homicides purposely inflicted as a result of domestic disputes, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, intergang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. Intentional homicide does not include all intentional killing; the difference is usually in the organization of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas killing in armed conflict is usually committed by fairly cohesive groups of up to several hundred members and is thus usually excluded.

Source: UN Office on Drugs and Crime's International Homicide Statistics database.

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Year Value
2006 8.80
2007 19.30
2008 22.90
2009 31.80
2010 31.80
2011 17.70
2012 8.90
2013 5.30
2014 21.30
2015 12.50


Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Conflict & fragility