Sub-Saharan Africa Murder/Homicide Rate 2012-2023

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.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa murder/homicide rate for 2015 was 9.40, a 1.05% decline from 2014.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa murder/homicide rate for 2014 was 9.50, a 34.03% decline from 2012.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa murder/homicide rate for 2012 was 14.40, a INF% increase from .
  • Sub-Saharan Africa murder/homicide rate for was 0.00, a NAN% decline from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Per 100K Population
Latin America & Caribbean 22.30
Sub-Saharan Africa 9.40
World 5.91
North America 4.60
OECD members 4.50
South Asia 3.60
East Asia & Pacific 1.40
European Union 1.00
Euro Area 1.00
Sub-Saharan Africa Murder/Homicide Rate - Historical Data
Year Per 100K Population Annual % Change
2015 9.40 -1.05%
2014 9.50 -34.03%
2012 14.40 -34.03%