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Latin America & Caribbean: number of homicide victims 2017

The three most populous countries in Latin America were also the top three countries when concerning the number of homicide victims in 2017. Brazil was the country with the highest number of people murdered in the region, with almost 64,000 victims in that year. Mexico came in second, with nearly 32,100 homicide victims. Colombia ranked third with over 12,200 victims.

Number of victims of intentional homicide in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017, by country

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

The source defines intentional homicide as the unlawful death inflicted upon a person with the intent to cause death or serious injury.

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