Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Global Homicide Rate

According to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime there were 437,000 homicides across the globe in 2012. The Homicide Monitor visualizes the 2012 homicide rates for countries around the world on a 3d globe.

When you first load the Homicide Monitor the globe animates through the ten countries with the highest homicide rates. If you pause the globe you can explore the data yourself by selecting individual countries on the map.

Click on a country and you can view the country's homicide rate, a graph of the homicide rate over this century, the percentage of those killed by firearms and the percentage of people killed by gender.

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