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.