The data are presented as the homicide rate expressed as homicides per 100.000 inhabitants of a country or region. Civilian and military deaths during interstate wars, civil wars and genocides are not counted as homicides – but Our World In Data presents the evidence on deaths in the linked articles.Eisner (2003) describes the secular trend of homicide rates in Europe and has collected data for this research paper.In the early colonial days in America, the homicide rate was incredibly high.
The study found that 77% of the 215.273 victims were men.
The UNODC Homicide statistic 2012 has global data on the gender of the sex of homicide victims.
European homicide rates have dramatically decreased over the last millennium and have remained steadily low over the past 50 years.
Italy has historically had higher homicide rates than other European countries, but today those rates have reached Northern European levels.
In line with the results presented above only 14.7% of the homicides were commited by women.
Similarly unequal was the distribution of gender among the victims.After a period of higher violence in the 1970s and 1980s the US experiences a marked decrease in homicides and other crime rates. From this data it can be seen that the downward trend continued in the recent economic crisis.The visualisation below shows the annual number of deaths from homicide, differentiated by age category.It's important to note that one cannot directly derive from this graph a causal relationship between these conflicts and the homicide rate.Pinker (2011) put together many quantitative accounts of the change and distribution of violent crime in the US.Homicide rates in Japan have steadily decreased over the past century.