The British Home Office provides an annual report of murder rates for selected major cities and capitals from around the world. 1

For 1999, Washington, D.C. is listed as the murder capital of the world with 50.82 murders per 100,000 people. The other leaders are Pretoria—27.47, Moscow—18.20, Tallinn—11.23 and New York—9.39. All other listed cities have rates below 6 per 100,000. The average of European Union capitals is 2.71.

See also U.S. murder rate.

1 For example, see Gordon Barclay, Cynthia Tavares and Arsalaan Siddique, 2001, International comparisons of criminal justice statistics 1999, Issue 6/01 May 2001, available at

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.