posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:17 PM
I found this map of murder rates, which puts the US pretty low on the scale.
But the OP said murders, not murder rates.
The average country has a population of 34,000,000. About 1/10th of the population of the US.
The low percentage of murders in the US multiplied by the larger population of the US could put us in the top 3 for total murders per year.
US 5.22/100,000 X 310,000,000 = 16182 murders in the US per year
Honduras, although it has more than ten times our murder rate, has less than 1/3 as many deaths by murder
61 / 100,000 X 8,290.000 = 5063 murders per year.
From Occam's Razor's post above
(2012)Chicago - 516 - 2.7 million people
(2010)Detroit - 337 - 700k
(2010)Wa. DC - 131 - 600k
(2011)New O. - 200 - 370k
1184 (Orwellian number, the house always wins) fewer murders could move our relative position on a scale of total murders per year.
I too would like to see the OP's statistics or data.
edit on 16-12-2013 by Semicollegiate because: (no reason given)