OECD and Malaysia: Intentional Homicide Stats

Let’s have a look at intentional homicide/murder around OECD countries and Malaysia:

a) Total Offences – Intentional homicide reported in year 2003 and the table for year 2000-2003

Year 2003
Iceland – 1
Luxembourg – 3
Ireland – 45
Austria – 50
Norway – 51
Denmark – 66
Finland – 103
New Zealand – 104
Greece – 122
Switzerland – 187
Sweden – 189
Portugal – 271
Australia – 341
Spain – 498
Canada – 549
Malaysia – 565
Italy – 772
Germany – 829
France – 987
Japan – 1452
UK: England & Wales – 1737
US – 16528

b) Offences per 1 000 000 population – Intentional homicide reported in year 2003 and the table for year 2000-2003

Year 2003
Iceland 3.5
Luxembourg 6.7
Austria 8.0
Netherlands 9.7
Germany 10.0
Greece 11.1
Norway 11.1
Ireland 11.3
Japan 11.4
Spain 11.9
Denmark 12.3
Italy 13.4
Belgium 15.0
France 16.4
Australia 17.2
Canada 17.4
Finland 19.8
Sweden 21.1
Malaysia 23.1
Switzerland 25.5
New Zealand 25.9
Portugal 26.0
UK: England & Wales 32.9
US 56.8

Sources:

a) homicide cases: OECD countries from European Sourcebook and cross-checked with some of the individual country’s statistic department. Malaysia – Royal Police Department.

b) population: World Bank.

4 Comments

  1. thelmee said,

    August 13, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    nice stats!

  2. maram sulaiman said,

    October 29, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    i have been using this info to debate with others about that malaysia is going through the correct route and is getting better and better everyday…

    but others claimed that the malaysian government may give out wrong numbers, so can u please give me any proof that these numbers (the malaysian ones) are correct?

    thanks 🙂

  3. micpohling said,

    October 29, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    Apart from these numbers are obtained from Diraja Polis Malaysia, I think these numbers are included in UNODC’s report as well: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/crime_cicp_survey_seventh.html
    Currently, given the general mistrust political environment in Malaysia, I am not surprised the charge like that. If Malaysia gomen is misleading the public (via DPM website) and also UN, they will be hold accountable for that. However, it is also another point to note is that: it reminds me of the Malaysia’s newspaper coverage on certain issue at certain timing/seasonal like: road bullies (early 00s?), python found (almost everywhere and anyday, late 90s), etc etc. So, perception is quite reality in Malaysia, and anywhere else in the world too 😦


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