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Homicides per 100,000 people, 2017 - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 based on 18 countries was 23.6 homicides per 100,000 people.The highest value was in El Salvador: 61.8 homicides per 100,000 people and the lowest value was in Canada: 1.8 homicides per 100,000 people. The indicator is available from 1990 to 2017. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: homicides per 100,000 people; Source: The UN office on drugs and crime
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Countries Homicide rate, 2017 Global rank Available data
El Salvador 61.8 1 1994 - 2017
Jamaica 57 2 1990 - 2017
Honduras 41.7 3 1990 - 2017
Belize 37.9 4 2000 - 2017
Bahamas 30.9 5 1990 - 2017
Saint Lucia 29.6 6 1990 - 2017
Guatemala 26.1 7 1992 - 2017
Dominica 25.7 8 1998 - 2017
Mexico 24.8 9 1990 - 2017
Puerto Rico 18.5 10 1990 - 2017
Costa Rica 12.3 11 1990 - 2017
Domin. Rep. 11.3 12 1991 - 2017
Grenada 11.1 13 2000 - 2017
Barbados 10.5 14 1990 - 2017
Panama 9.7 15 1990 - 2017
Bermuda 8.2 16 1990 - 2017
USA 5.3 17 1990 - 2017
Canada 1.8 18 1990 - 2017


Definition: Number of homicides per 100,000 people per year.
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