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Colombia: share of homicides 2019, by area

In 2019, more than two thirds of homicides in Colombia took place in municipal seats. Meanwhile, over 25 percent of the murders occurred in rural areas and approximately 5.5 percent of them took place in smaller, remote urban areas.

Furthermore, most of assassinations in Colombia occurred in public spaces during 2019.

Distribution of homicides in Colombia in 2019, by area

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Release date

September 2020



Survey time period


Special properties

Excluding 143 cases with no further information.

Supplementary notes

* According to the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) in Colombia, the term Population Center is defined as "a concentration of at least 20 contiguous dwellings, neighbors or semi-detached houses; located in the rest of the municipality area or in a non-municipalized area."

Figures have been calculated by Statista based on the source's data.

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