Greenland - Homicide rate

Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people)

The value for Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people) in Greenland was 5.30 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 24 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 30.20 in 2001 and a minimum value of 1.80 in 2011.

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.

See also:

Year Value
1992 23.30
1993 21.50
1994 10.70
1995 19.70
1996 5.40
1997 19.70
1998 10.70
1999 19.60
2000 23.10
2001 30.20
2002 21.20
2003 8.80
2004 19.30
2005 17.60
2006 14.00
2007 14.10
2008 14.10
2009 17.60
2010 19.40
2011 1.80
2012 14.20
2013 12.40
2014 7.10
2015 7.10
2016 5.30

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Conflict & fragility