HOMICIDE RATE

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Region: Americas

CountryHomicide Rate
Canada1.8
Chile4.4
Cuba5.0
United States of America5.0
Argentina5.3
Greenland5.3
Suriname5.4
Ecuador5.8
Guadeloupe5.8
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)6.2
Haiti6.7
Paraguay7.1
Nicaragua7.2
Peru7.9
Bermuda8.1
Panama9.4
Barbados9.8
Dominican Republic10.0
Grenada10.8
Costa Rica11.3
Uruguay12.1
Guyana14.2
Puerto Rico21.1
Saint Lucia21.4
Guatemala22.5
Colombia25.3
Dominica26.6
Brazil27.4
Saint Martin (French Part)27.7
Mexico29.1
Bahamas32.0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines36.5
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)36.7
Belize37.8
Honduras38.9
Jamaica43.9
El Salvador52.0
Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – https://dataunodc.un.org/crime/intentional-homicide-victims

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) supply regularly updated data on crime and criminal justice through the annual United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems.

The Homicide Rates shown are based on the most recent data (in April 2021), which are 2018 data when they exist, and otherwise 2017 or 2016 data.

Homicide Rates are intentional homicide victims per 100,000 population. Intentional homicide means unlawful death inflicted upon a person with the intent to cause death or serious injury.