Puerto Rico: number of homicides 2000-2017

Up to 679 people died as a result of intentional homicide in Puerto Rico in 2017. The number of victims has decreased since the previous year, when 704 murders were reported in the Caribbean nation. Even though Puerto Rico still faces serious challenges in reducing crime and violence, the country has been able to decrease the murder levels registered at the beginning of the decade. For instance, 1,164 people were murdered in 2011 alone, making it the deadliest year since 2000.

Number of victims of intentional homicide in Puerto Rico from 2000 to 2017

Number of homicides
2017679
2016704
2015614
2014707
2013902
20121,004
20111,164
20101,017
2009901
2008815
2007730
2006748
2005771
2004797
2003787
2002781
2001747
2000695
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Puerto Rico

Survey time period

2000 to 2017

Supplementary notes

The source defines intentional homicide as the unlawful death inflicted upon a person with the intent to cause death or serious injury.
The source does not specify the date of publication. The release date given is the date of access.

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