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Number of homicides


Brazil is the top country by number of homicides in the world. As of 2016, number of homicides in Brazil was 61,283 that accounts for 21.55 % of the world's number of homicides. The top 5 countries (others are India, Mexico, South Africa, and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)) account for 58.13 % of it. The world's total number of homicides was estimated at 284,379 in 2016.

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What is number of homicides?

“Intentional homicide” is defined as unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person