In 2015, Brazil had as many homicides as all the blue countries combined (interactive version)
Credit to Reddit user Speech500 for the original version of this map. This one has been modified to reflect updated figures and a different selection of countries.
You’re probably aware that Brazil is a dangerous place with a high murder rate. But what may come as a surprise is just how big the disparity is between Brazil and other large countries. Indeed, Brazil saw nearly 60,000 murders in 2015, as many as the United States, China, all of Europe, Northern Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand combined.
For some added perspective, here is the same data shown as a treemap. Each is country sized proportionally to its annual homicide count.
If you’d like to have a look through these stats for the full list of countries, you can download the raw data here.
- IPEA, Atlas de Violencia
- UNODC Statistics
- Eurostat, Crime and criminal justice statistics
- FBI, Criminal Justice Information Services
- Built with Blueshift (credit to Reddit user Speech500 for the original version)
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