Putting America’s Gun Violence in Perspective — Chart 5

Other “Developed” Nations Have Issues with Homicide Rates

America is not as great an outlier compared to other nations having “high” development or better according to the UN’s Human Development Indicator (HDI), which rates countries by levels of economic development and quality-of-life.


The FiveThirtyEight blog mapped the U.S. and selected other nations on a scatterplot of homicides per 100,000 vs. HDI (the higher the score the more “advanced”).