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Over the past twenty years, the number of murders per one hundred thousand inhabitants has decreased by 17 percent. From 6.99 to 5.79 between 2001 and 2021, the most recent year with global statistics.
The decline in Europe, during the same years, has been even more substantial. From 8.07 to 2.25, amounting to a reduction of 72 percent.
In Africa, murders have decreased by 7 percent, in North and South America by 8 percent, and in Asia by 29 percent.
In the U.S., the number of murders per capita has risen since the early 2000s, but if you stretch the timeline back to the early 90s, there's still a decrease of about one-third.
Statistics from early 2023 offer hope for a decline in murders in the USA.