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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Crime Stats

Definitions

  • Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night: Safety walking alone during night. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the night?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day: Safety walking alone during daylight. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the daylight?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Violent hate crime: Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked: Worries attacked. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being physically attacked by strangers?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Murders > Per 100,000 people: 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."
  • Software piracy rate: The piracy rate is the total number of units of pirated software deployed in 2007 divided by the total units of software installed.
  • Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 81.9 2014 7th out of 93
Crime levels 81.9 2014 8th out of 93
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 4.9% 2005 7th out of 17
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 18.1 2014 84th out of 93
Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 55.26 2014 78th out of 92
Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 13.79 2014 88th out of 93
Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 60.78 2014 13th out of 93
Murders > Per 100,000 people 20.3 2004 23th out of 122
Software piracy rate 44% 2007 77th out of 106
Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 7.4 2005 2nd out of 8
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 14.6 1999 11th out of 50
Violent crime > Murder rate 983 2010 22nd out of 86
Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 264.16 2010 12th out of 86
Violent crime > Murders 983 2010 22nd out of 86
Violent crime > Murders per million people 264.16 2010 12th out of 86

SOURCES: crime; https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/WDR2011/World_Drug_Report_2011_ebook.pdf, World Drug Report 2011, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 2011, p. 217.; UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UN Survey of Crime Trends, at http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/IHS-rates-05012009.pdf.; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study; Wikipedia: List of countries by suicide rate (Suicide rates per 100,000 by country, year and sex (Table) ); Wikipedia: List of countries by intentional homicide rate by decade; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

"Puerto Rico Crime Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Puerto-Rico/Crime

Puerto Rico Crime Profiles (Subcategories)

Fear of crime 9 Suicide rates 3
Perceived problems 4 Violent crime 5

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We do have a crime problem in Puerto Rico.If you take some time and visit this link http://www.policia.gobierno.pr/
you will notice that the crime is concentrated in a few metropolitan areas. The rest of the Island is very safe. This is the same all over the world.I have lived in Texas, Oklahoma San francisco California and Puerto Rico and believe me there is good and bad everywhere you go.My recommendation to you.Talk to your hotel personnel ask all the questions about safe areas and where to go. Visit Old San Juan and enjoy the rest of the Island . Go away from the metro area and you are going to have a wonderful time.San Juan is too crowded for me.Have a good trip!

Posted on 29 Mar 2013

Ruben(Puerto Rico

Ruben(Puerto Rico

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I lived in Puerto Rico for two years. I never had any problems with any sort of crime happening to me. I always stayed vigilant of my surroundings. I have to admit murder and crime was in the paper daily and I was awakened one night by gunfire across the street of my condo in Isla Verde. Three guys were massacred in a 24 hour Mexican restaurant. That really troubled me, so I moved back to the United States. Puerto Rico has lots of beautiful sites and it's a shame that the government is too stupid to take advantage of the tourism potential by cleaning things up and getting people to visit. It's only going to get worse once they open up Cuba. After that happens, even less people will go to PR and that will be the final nail in the coffin.

Posted on 14 May 2011

jimmy

jimmy

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Many say that the crime in PR is due to the drugs only. This is a false statement, it is happening to everyone, honest business owners, families, tourists, anyone and everyone is being targeted. Don't believe me, stay in Puerto Rico for at least a month and you will realize it.

Posted on 11 May 2011

MissinUSA

MissinUSA

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Crime in Puerto Rico is only because of the drug world if you don't get involved in it you won't have no probs of course you have to be careful in some places like in the rest of the world, after the current government took place the criminality raise cause they fired a lot of people from their works and that created robbery and other social problems, but things had come back to normal a little bit now the one's getting killed are the ones moving the drogs.

Posted on 03 Feb 2011

lilly

lilly

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Crime In Puerto Rico is very bad and endemic. When visiting always ignore anyone who confronts you and avoid dark places, and anything that seems suspicious. other than that PR is crime infested but its not mexico or Dominican Republic, I lvied there 19 years and then visited recently this summer and I've never had even a fist fight. Take good care of yourself and you should be alright.

Puerto Rico's crime problem stems from bad goverment and falling victim to US drug demand, failed US drug policy and guns are a dime a dozen over there.

Posted on 24 Sep 2010

Beto

Beto

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I just received news of a family member being murder In Aguadilla P.R. How many more need to fall victim in order for this government to take things serious, they should be embarrassed. I would love to have a one on one with who ever Is running the show out there...

Posted on 31 Jul 2010

Jorge+Rios+

Jorge+Rios+

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I moved from PR to US 9 years ago and each time I visit every year the situation is worst and depressing and everyone is on the same boat, rich and poor. It is so embarassing to visit Old San Juan, the Capital, and see all the homeless, drug addicts, garbage, dogs running wild, people sleeping on the streets, etc. A young tourist asked me the reason and I think one of the main reasons is a place called "La Perla" one of the strong points of drugs in San Juan, PR. In my 30 years living in PR no Governor has been able to clean that drug point and/or build a hotel and or school there. I wonder why? When they were building the train system they did not ask any homeowner permission to move, why then can't they eliminate La Perla? That place is killing all our young people and creating criminals and victims every day.

Posted on 23 Jun 2010

Kamila Rodriguez

Kamila Rodriguez

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Puerto Rico has been suffering one of the longest crime waves in American history. When police officers are killed routinely, what hope do the average residents have? Criminals are brazen, they have gone so far as to kill witnesses and dump them in front of federal buildings. With the nations highest unemployment rate, it is no wonder murders have soared out of control. One of the most shocking statistics I encountered on my travels, besides the incredible murder rate, were the number of daily carjackings in the metropolitan area. Puerto Rican law enforcement is almost non-existent, and the island has fallen into lawlessness.

Posted on 25 Jan 2010

Richard

Richard

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Crime grows as weeds do when there is no deterrent. Stop the whinning and arm up. Natonal guard nor local police cannot protect the individual, the police work is to report on the dead. When was the last time you heard the police raided suspected neighborhoods to stop the illegal arm traffic or apply harsh sentences to criminals that were caught or committed a crime using a gun. Harsh sentences are saved for citizens that used a gun to defend themselves from a criminal act. How long will it take to get you to wake up and smell the powder?

Posted on 30 Nov 2009

bolero680

bolero680

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We had a massacre of 8 this weekend.Last month we had a massacre of three in Isla Verde, a very popular tourist area.

Posted on 19 Oct 2009

juanmanuel

juanmanuel

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Just recently returned to the US after being in Puerto Rico. My last visit to the Island was about eight years ago. How is the crime in Puerto Rico? You want to discuss crime, my father was just killed at the age of 62 while he worked protecting others. What in the world is going on there. The government must do something to stop the autrocity of crimes that are taking place against the innocent.

Posted on 29 Jul 2009

Sarah M.

Sarah M.

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