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Brazil is the top country by number of homicides in the world. As of 2017, number of homicides in Brazil was 63,895 that accounts for 27.06 % of the world's number of homicides. The top 5 countries (others are Mexico, South Africa, the United States of America, and Russian Federation) account for 62.21 % of it. The world's total number of homicides was estimated at 236,113 in 2017.The description is composed by our digital data assistant.
“Intentional homicide” is defined as unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person