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Homicide in Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden: First Findings From the European Homicide Monitor

NCJ Number
Homicide Studies Volume: 17 Issue: 1 Dated: February 2013 Pages: 75-95
Marieke Liem; Soenita Ganpat; Sven Granath; Johanna Hagstedt; Janne Kivivuori; Martti Lehti; Paul Nieuwbeerta
Date Published
February 2013
21 pages
This study compared homicides between countries using a joint European Homicide Monitor (EHM).
Due to differences in definitions, data sources and criminal justice procedures, comparing homicides between countries is not without problems. To overcome these limitations, the authors have constructed a joint European Homicide Monitor (EHM). So far, Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden constitute the basis of the database. In this contribution, the authors give an overview of this new dataset. In doing so, the authors elaborate on methodological issues that arose when constructing this dataset and discuss the feasibility of constructing an international and comparable homicide dataset. Preliminary results show that the EHM as a joint database provides unique opportunities to closely monitor homicide across Europe. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.