The British Home Office
provides an annual
report of murder rates
for selected major cities
from around the world
For 1999, Washington, D.C. is listed as the murder capital of the world with 50.82 murders per 100,000 people. The other leaders are Pretoria—27.47, Moscow—18.20, Tallinn—11.23 and New York—9.39. All other listed cities have rates below 6 per 100,000. The average of European Union capitals is 2.71.
See also U.S. murder rate.
For example, see Gordon Barclay, Cynthia Tavares and Arsalaan Siddique, 2001, International comparisons of criminal justice statistics
1999, Issue 6/01 May 2001, available at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/hosbpubs1.html.