Latin America & the Caribbean: homicide rates 2016, by country

Intentional homicide rates in selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean as of 2016 (in number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants)

Latin America & the Caribbean: homicide rates 2016, by country This statistic depicts the intentional homicide rates for selected Latin American and Caribbean countries as of 2016. The highest homicide rate was registered in El Salvador, where nearly 83 homicides were committed per 100,000 inhabitants. Honduras came in second, with almost 57 homicides per 100,000 people. 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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Intentional homicide rates in selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean as of 2016 (in number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants)

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Homicides per 100,000 inhabitants
El Salvador 82.8
Honduras 56.5
Venezuela56.3
Jamaica 47
Belize 37.6
Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines
36.5
Brazil 29.5
Bahamas 28.4
Guatemala 27.3
Colombia 25.5
Mexico 19.3
Puerto Rico 18.5
Guyana 18.4
Dominican Republic 15.2
Costa Rica 11.9
Grenada 10.2
Panama 9.7
Uruguay 7.7
Peru 7.7
Nicaragua 7.4
Bolivia6.3
Argentina 5.9
Ecuador 5.9
Cuba 5
Chile 3.5
Homicides per 100,000 inhabitants
El Salvador 82.8
Honduras 56.5
Venezuela56.3
Jamaica 47
Belize 37.6
Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines
36.5
Brazil 29.5
Bahamas 28.4
Guatemala 27.3
Colombia 25.5
Mexico 19.3
Puerto Rico 18.5
Guyana 18.4
Dominican Republic 15.2
Costa Rica 11.9
Grenada 10.2
Panama 9.7
Uruguay 7.7
Peru 7.7
Nicaragua 7.4
Bolivia6.3
Argentina 5.9
Ecuador 5.9
Cuba 5
Chile 3.5
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This statistic depicts the intentional homicide rates for selected Latin American and Caribbean countries as of 2016. The highest homicide rate was registered in El Salvador, where nearly 83 homicides were committed per 100,000 inhabitants. Honduras came in second, with almost 57 homicides per 100,000 people. 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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