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UNODC. 2005 ‘Recorded Homicide and Firearm Homicide in 53 Countries, Completed or Attempted.’ Eighth United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2001-2002). Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 15 April

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Reported overall homicide numbers and rates, and firearm-related homicide numbers and rates per 100,000 population for 53 countries, 2001-02

Section 2: Crimes recorded in criminal (police) statistics, by type of crime including attempts to commit crimes;

2.2: Total recorded intentional homicide, completed
2.4: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm*
3.2: Committed intentional homicide suspects
3.4: Intentional homicide committed with a firearm suspects
6.2: Total prosecuted for committed intentional homicide
6.3: Total prosecuted for attempted intentional homicide
6.4: Total prosecuted for intentional homicide committed with a firearm
10.2: Total convicted for committing intentional homicide
10.4: Total convicted for committing intentional homicide with a firearm

[In category 2.4, some police respondents include attempted (uncompleted) homicides, i.e. alleged or prosecuted, non-fatal firearm assaults. In such cases the 'firearm homicide' figure can be overstated.]

Note on Compiling and comparing International Crime Statistics:

Statistics reported to the United Nations in the context of its various surveys on crime levels and criminal justice trends are incidents of victimization that have been reported to the authorities in any given country. That means that this data is subject to the problems of accuracy of all official crime data.

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