Homicide

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Murder Through The Ages

HOMICIDES (per 100,000 people)

England Netherlands and Belgium Scandinavia Germany and Switzerland Italy
13th and 14th c. 23.0 47.0 n.a. 37.0 56.0
15th c. n.a. 45.0 46.0 16.0 73.0
16th c. 7.0 25.0 21.0 11.0 47.0
17th c. 5.0 7.5 18.0 7.0 32.0
18th c. 1.5 5.5 1.9 7.5 10.5
19th c. 1.7 1.6 1.1 2.8 12.6
1900-1949 0.8 1.5 0.7 1.7 3.2
1950-1994 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.5

Source: Murder Through The Ages in Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt / Stephen J. Dubner ISBN 0141025808 p.22 which sources: Secular Trends of Violence, Evidence, and Theoretical Interpretations by Manuel Eisner, Crime and Justice: A Review of Research 3 (2003); also presented in Manuel Eisner, "Violence and the Rise of Modern Society" Criminology in Cambridge, October 2003, pp. 3-7.

Good old times ??? So much violence today ??