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I am trying to find the number of knife deaths and/or knife attacks by country per year. There are many sources for gun deaths, but strangely not any that I could find for knife deaths.

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You can download crime/murder statistics that are classified by "mechanism" from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

  • Data portal

  • On the left menu sidebar, choose "Crime and Criminal Justice"

  • Then select "Homicide"

  • Then select "Percent of homicides by mechanism (2005-2012)

  • Create an XLS export (here's a direct link)

  • The term they seem to use is "Sharp" for knife deaths

  • Note that there are some other potential categories, so you may find better data sets by digging around.

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