Putting America’s Gun Violence in Perspective — Chart 4

America Has High Homicide Rate versus Other “Developed” Nations

The U.S. homicide rate is pretty high when compared to other “developed” countries, based on data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This chart shows a homicide rate of 5 per 100,000 (this figure has dropped in more recent years to approximately 3.6 per 100,000).