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UNODC. 2013. ‘Homicide in 207 Countries - Japan.’ Global Study on Homicide 2011: Trends, Context, Data; Statistical Annex (with online datasets). Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 26 June.

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Homicide in Japan

Year: Homicides - HomRate - Gun% - GunHom - GunRate (Source)

2011: 442 - 0.3 (CTS)
2010: 465 - 0.4 - nr - nr - nr (CTS)
2009: 506 - 0.4 - nr - nr - nr (CTS)
2008: 646 or 582 - 0.5 - 1.8 - 11 - 0.0 (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS and WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB)
2007: 574 or 553 - 0.5 or 0.4 - nr - nr - nr (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB)
2006: 619 or 621 - 0.5 or 0.5 - nr - nr - nr (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB)
2005: 643 or 637 - 0.5 or 0.5 - nr - nr - nr (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB)
2004: 699 or 703 - 0.6 or 0.6 - nr - nr - nr (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB)
2003: 697 or 759 - 0.6 or 0.5 - nr - nr - nr (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB)
2002: 609 or 784 - 0.5 or 0.6 - 6.0 - 47 - 0.0 (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB)
2001: 645 or 776 - 0.5 or 0.6 - 7.2 - 56 - 0.0 (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB)
2000: 637 or 818 - 0.5 or 0.7 - nr - nr - nr (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB)
1999: 674 or 834 - 0.5 or 0.7 - nr - nr - nr (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB)
1998: 716 or 851 - 0.6 or 0.7 - nr - nr - nr (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB)
1997: 677 or 755 - 0.5 or 0.6 - 4.5 - 34 - 0.0 (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB)
1996: 616 or 719 - 0.5 or 0.6 - 5.0 - 36 - 0.0 (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB)
1995: 677 or 759 - 0.5 or 0.6 - 5.5 - 42 - 0.0 (CTS or WHO-MDB - CTS or WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB - WHO-MDB)

Homicides: Count (number per annum) of homicides by all methods
HomRate: Annual rate of homicide (all methods) per 100,000 population
Gun%: Percentage of all homicides committed with a firearm
GunHom: Count (number per annum) of homicides committed with a firearm
GunRate: Annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population
Source: Data source or sources cited by UNODC
OR: Alternative figures provided by different sources
NR: Not reported

[CTS = United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems; WHO-MDB = World Health Organisation Mortality Database]

Data for 1995-2010 were collated from three online UNODC spreadsheets:
- Homicide level for 2010, or latest available year (Homicides_by_firearms.xls)
- Homicide data series to be used for trends analyses (Homicide_data_series.xls)
- Homicides by firearms (Homicide_level.xlsx)
And from Table 9.1 of the hard-copy UNODC 2011 report (pp. 104-113)

Latest data (26 June 2013 for Homicides and 14 September 2012 for Gun Homicides) were collated from two online UNODC spreadsheets:
- Homicide statistics 2013 (Homicide_statistics2013.xls)
- Homicides by firearms (Homicides_by_firearms.xls)

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