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Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Crime > Murders > WHO

DEFINITION: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 El Salvador 56.4 2004
2 Colombia 45.5 2004
3 Jamaica 33.7 2004
4 Venezuela 32.5 2004
5 Guatemala 26.3 2004
6 Brazil 26.2 2004
7 Saint Kitts and Nevis 22.7 2004
8 Belize 21.9 2004
9 Saint Lucia 19.4 2004
10 Guyana 17.7 2004
=11 Ecuador 16.8 2004
=11 Dominican Republic 16.8 2004
13 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16 2004
14 Paraguay 15.3 2004
=15 The Bahamas 13.8 2004
=15 Honduras 13.8 2004
17 Trinidad and Tobago 13.7 2004
18 Nicaragua 12 2004
19 Panama 11.5 2004
20 Mexico 10.9 2004
21 Dominica 10.3 2004
22 Suriname 10.2 2004
23 Barbados 9.8 2004
24 Antigua and Barbuda 7.7 2004
25 Costa Rica 6.2 2004
26 Cuba 6 2004
=27 Argentina 5.3 2004
=27 Haiti 5.3 2004
29 Grenada 4.9 2004
30 Uruguay 4.7 2004
31 Bolivia 3.7 2004
32 Peru 3 2004
33 Chile 2.9 2004
34 Bermuda 1.1 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Murders > WHO. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Health Organisation. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/Crime/Murders/WHO

Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Crime > Murders > WHO

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Interesting observations about Crime > Murders > WHO

  • Russia ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Europe in 2004.
  • El Salvador ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Christian countries in 2004.
  • Burkina Faso ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Hot countries in 2004.
  • Jamaica ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2004.
  • Cote d'Ivoire ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Catholic countries in 2004.
  • Sierra Leone ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Former British colonies in 2004.
  • Colombia ranked first for murders > WHO amongst Emerging markets in 2004.
  • Lithuania ranked first for murders > WHO amongst European Union in 2004.
  • United Kingdom ranked second for murders > WHO amongst High income OECD countries in 2004.
  • Sudan ranked third for murders > WHO amongst Muslim countries in 2004.
  • Burma ranked first for murders > WHO amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2004.
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