Global Study on Homicide 2023

Sharief/Dec.2023 Vienna
The Global Study on Homicide offers a comprehensive examination of intentional homicide trends and patterns around the world. The study analyzes the complex dynamics behind the numbers while looking at regional and subregional trends; homicides related to criminal activities, interpersonal homicides and socio-politically motivated homicides; criminal justice responses; and the impacts of megatrends such as climate change, ageing populations, inequality, urbanization and technological shifts. Furthermore, a special section examines how organized crime is driving homicide trends in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Fifty two people lost their lives to homicide globally  every hour in 2021, according to UNODC.
Journalists, human rights defenders,aid workers and more face considerable risk.