Which country has the lowest femicide rate?
According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, there is “no commonly agreed definition of what constitutes ‘femicide’”. It has historically been defined as the killing of women and girls because they are female.
The World Health Organization produces a database comparing the causes of death in 183 countries. It includes data on deaths caused by “interpersonal violence”.
Singapore, Luxembourg and Japan had the lowest female interpersonal violence death rate in 2016, at 0.2 deaths per 100,000 women and girls.
A death rate takes into account a country’s population size, allowing for accurate comparisons.