Enter the number of homicides and the total population into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Homicide Rate. 

Homicide Rate Formula

HR = H / P * 100000


  • HR is the Homicide Rate (homicides per 100,000 people)
  • H is the number of homicides
  • P is the total population

To calculate the Homicide Rate, divide the number of homicides by the total population by 100000.

How to Calculate Homicide Rate?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Homicide Rate.

  1. First, determine the number of homicides. 
  2. Next, determine the total population. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = HR = H / P * 100000.
  4. Finally, calculate the Homicide Rate.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

number of homicides = 5

total population = 200000