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Latin America & the Caribbean: corruption perception index in 2019, by country

According to the Corruption Perception Index, Uruguay was perceived as the least corrupt country in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019, with a score of 71 out of 100. Venezuela, on the other hand, was found to be the Latin American nation with the worst perceived level of corruption, at 16 points.

The Corruption Perception Index is a composite indicator that includes the scores attained by each country in areas such as: bribery of public officials, kickbacks in public procurement, embezzlement of state funds, and effectiveness of governments' anti-corruption efforts. The highest possible score in perception of corruption is 0, whereas a score of 100 indicates that no corruption is perceived in the respective country.

Corruption perception index in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019, by country

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

LAC

Survey time period

2019

Special properties

A score of 0 shows the highest possible perception of corruption and a score of 100, the lowest

Supplementary notes

* Value calculated by Statista based on the source's data.
To compile the corruption perception index, data is pooled from various surveys and studies.

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