UNODC report: Global Study on Homicide (2011)

12 October 2011
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released its first “Global Study on Homicide”, which shows that young men, particularly in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Central and Southern Africa, are at greatest risk of falling victim to intentional homicide. Firearms are behind rising murder rates in those regions, where almost three quarters of all homicides are committed with guns, compared to 21% in Europe. The report also shows that women are at greatest risk of murder due to domestic violence. This confirms IANSA's position as part of the Disarm Domestic Violence campaign which highlights how the greatest risk of gun violence to women around the world is not on the streets, or the battlefield, but in their own homes.
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UNODC Global Study on Homicide