This from The Economist:
"THE planet has rarely been so peaceful. Even with terrible fighting in such places as Congo, Syria and Yemen, wars between and within countries are becoming less common and less deadly. But a dark menace looms. Some of the developing world’s cities threaten to be engulfed by murder.
Of the 560,000 violent deaths around the world in 2016, 68% were murders; wars caused just 18%."
The rest of the article is worth a read, but not really directly relevant to our subject on this blog. Just an eye-catching statistic.