Latin America & the Caribbean: homicide rates 2018, by country

Homicide rates in selected Latin American and Caribbean countries in 2018 (in number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants)

by Marina Pasquali, last edited Feb 13, 2019
Latin America & the Caribbean: homicide rates 2018, by country This statistic depicts the homicide rates for selected Latin American and Caribbean countries in 2018. That year, the highest homicide rate was registered in Venezuela, with over 81 murders committed per 100,000 inhabitants. El Salvador came in second, with a homicide rate of 51.
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Homicide rates in selected Latin American and Caribbean countries in 2018 (in number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants)

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Homicides per 100,000 inhabitants
Venezuela81.4
El Salvador51
Jamaica47
Honduras40
Trinidad and Tobago37.5
Belize35.9
Mexico25.8
Brazil25
Colombia25
Guatemala22.4
Puerto Rico20
Costa Rica11.7
Uruguay11.2
Dominican Republic10.4
Panama9.6
Peru*7.8
Bolivia6.3
Ecuador5.7
Argentina*5.2
Paraguay5.1
Chile2.7
Homicides per 100,000 inhabitants
Venezuela81.4
El Salvador51
Jamaica47
Honduras40
Trinidad and Tobago37.5
Belize35.9
Mexico25.8
Brazil25
Colombia25
Guatemala22.4
Puerto Rico20
Costa Rica11.7
Uruguay11.2
Dominican Republic10.4
Panama9.6
Peru*7.8
Bolivia6.3
Ecuador5.7
Argentina*5.2
Paraguay5.1
Chile2.7
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by Marina Pasquali, last edited Feb 13, 2019
This statistic depicts the homicide rates for selected Latin American and Caribbean countries in 2018. That year, the highest homicide rate was registered in Venezuela, with over 81 murders committed per 100,000 inhabitants. El Salvador came in second, with a homicide rate of 51.
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