Sri Lanka Murder/Homicide Rate 1990-2022

Intentional homicides are estimates of unlawful homicides purposely inflicted as a result of domestic disputes, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, intergang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. Intentional homicide does not include all intentional killing; the difference is usually in the organization of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas killing in armed conflict is usually committed by fairly cohesive groups of up to several hundred members and is thus usually excluded.
  • Sri Lanka murder/homicide rate for 2019 was 3.48, a 43.72% increase from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka murder/homicide rate for 2018 was 2.42, a 5.26% increase from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka murder/homicide rate for 2017 was 2.30, a 8.77% decline from 2016.
  • Sri Lanka murder/homicide rate for 2016 was 2.52, a 8.25% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Sri Lanka Murder/Homicide Rate - Historical Data
Year Per 100K Population Annual % Change
2019 3.48 43.72%
2018 2.42 5.26%
2017 2.30 -8.77%
2016 2.52 8.25%
2015 2.33 -12.44%
2014 2.66 -11.20%
2013 3.00 -9.01%
2012 3.29 -8.25%
2011 3.59 -4.71%
2010 3.77 -31.05%
2009 5.46 -45.49%
2008 10.02 -3.47%
2006 10.38 66.39%
2005 6.24 -39.34%
1999 10.28 2.60%
1997 10.02 3.70%
1996 9.66 9.23%
1995 8.85 -22.78%
1990 11.46 -22.78%