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Florquin, Nicolas, Dauren Aben and Takhmina Karimova. 2012 ‘Crime.’ Blue Skies and Dark Clouds: Kazakhstan and Small Arms; Occasional Paper No. 29, pp. 5-7. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1 May

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Crime

Homicides peaked between 1992 and 1998, a period during which they averaged about 2,500 per year, compared with fewer than 1,400 homicides in 2010 (see Figure 2)…

Figure 2. Intentional homicides in Kazakhstan, 1989–2010: Number of intentional homicides

[D]espite the important decrease since 1991, Kazakhstan's homicide rate still stood at 8.35 per 100,000 people in 2010—higher than the estimated world rate of 6 per 100,000 and Central Asia's rate of 6.5 per 100, 000(6).

Reported homicide rates for other countries in the region are clearly lower: 7.8 per 100,000 in Kyrgyzstan (2009), 1.9 in Tajikistan (2009), 3.8 in Turkmenistan (2006), and 3.0 in Uzbekistan (2007) (UNICEF, 2011)…

Sources cited:
6) AS (2011); Geneva Declaration Secretariat (2011, pp. 51, 119); PGO (2011a); author correspondence with Elisabeth Gilgen, researcher, Small Arms Survey, 6 October 2011.

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