Latin America & Caribbean: number of homicide victims 2016

This statistic compares the number of victims of intentional homicide registered in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016, sorted by country. Brazil was the country with the highest number of people murdered in the region, with almost 61,300 victims in 2016. Mexico came in second with nearly 24,600 homicide victims.

Number of victims of intentional homicide in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016, by country

Number of victims
Brazil 61,283
Mexico 24,559
Venezuela17,778
Colombia 12,402
El Salvador 5,257
Honduras 5,150
Guatemala 4,520
Argentina 2,605
Peru 2,435
Dominican Republic 1,616
Jamaica 1,354
Ecuador 959
Bolivia686
Puerto Rico 679
Chile 620
Costa Rica 578
Cuba 572
Nicaragua 453
Panama 390
Uruguay 265
Guyana 142
Belize 138
Bahamas 111
Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines
40
Grenada11
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Sources

Release date

April 2019

Region

Central and South America, Mexico

Survey time period

2016

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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