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UNODC. 2013 ‘Homicide in 207 Countries - South Africa.’ 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 South Africa

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

2011: 15,609 - 30.9 (NP)
2010: 15,940 - 31.8 - nr - nr - nr (NP)
2009: 16,834 - 33.8 - nr - nr - nr (NP)
2008: 18,148 - 36.8 - nr - nr - nr (NP)
2007: 18,487 - 37.9 or 19.9 - 45.0 - 8,319 - 17.0 (NP - NP or WHO-MDB - NP - NP - NP)
2006: 19,202 - 39.7 or 31.6 - 47.2 - 9,063 - 18.8 (NP - NP or WHO-MDB - NP - NP - NP)
2005: 18,528 - 38.8 or 25.7 - 46.4 - 8,597 - 18.0 (NP - NP or WHO-MDB - NP - NP - NP)
2004: 18,793 - 39.8 or 28.5 - 48.0 - 9,021 - 19.1 (NP - NP or WHO-MDB - NP - NP - NP)
2003: 19,824 - 42.5 or 26.1 - 49.0 - 9,714 - 20.8 (NP - NP or WHO-MDB - NP - NP - NP)
2002: 21,553 - 46.8 or 24.7 - 47.0 - 10,130 - 22.0 (NP - NP or WHO-MDB - NP - NP - NP)
2001: 21,405 - 47.2 or 27.0 - 48.0 - 10,274 - 22.6 (NP - NP or WHO-MDB - NP - NP - NP)
2000: 21,758 - 48.6 or 21.7 - 49.3 - 10,727 - 24.0 (NP - NP or WHO-MDB - NP - NP - NP)
1999: 22,604 - 51.2 or 22.0 - 49.6 - 11,212 - 25.4 (NP - NP or WHO-MDB - NP - NP - NP)
1998: 25,127 - 57.7 or 21.5 - 49.4 - 12,413 - 28.5 (NP - NP or WHO-MDB - NP - NP - NP)
1997: 24,486 - 57.1 or 22.2 - 45.6 - 11,166 - 26.0 (NP - NP or WHO-MDB - NP - NP - NP)
1996: 25,470 - 60.4 or 48.3 - 44.2 - 11,258 - 26.7 (NP - NP or WHO-MDB - NP - NP - NP)
1995: 26,877 - 64.9 - 41.5 - 11,154 - 26.9 (NP)

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

[NP = National police; 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)

ID: Q6388

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