Latin America & the Caribbean: corruption perception index in 2018, by country

This statistic presents the Corruption Perception Index in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018, by country. This 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. According to the index, Uruguay was perceived as the least corrupt country in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018, with a score of 70.

Corruption perception index in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018, by country

Corruption perception index score
Uruguay 70
Barbados 68
Chile 67
Bahamas 65
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines58
Dominica 57
Costa Rica 56
Saint Lucia 55
Grenada 52
Cuba 47
Jamaica 44
Suriname 43
Regional Median*41.6
Trinidad & Tobago41
Argentina 40
Guyana 37
Panama 37
Colombia 36
El Salvador 35
Peru 35
Brazil 35
Ecuador 34
Dominican Republic 30
Honduras 29
Paraguay 29
Bolivia 29
Mexico 28
Guatemala 27
Nicaragua 25
Haiti 20
Venezuela 18
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

Central and South America, Mexico

Survey time period

2018

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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