Japan - Homicide rate

Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people)

The value for Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people) in Japan was 0.300 as of 2014. As the graph below shows, over the past 19 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 0.600 in 2004 and a minimum value of 0.300 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.

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Year Value
1995 0.544
1996 0.494
1997 0.541
1998 0.571
1999 0.537
2003 0.600
2004 0.600
2005 0.500
2006 0.500
2007 0.500
2008 0.500
2009 0.400
2010 0.400
2011 0.300
2012 0.300
2013 0.300
2014 0.300

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Conflict & fragility