Belize Crime Rate & Statistics 2000-2022

Intentional homicides are estimates of unlawful homicides purposely inflicted as a result of domestic disputes, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, intergang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. Intentional homicide does not include all intentional killing; the difference is usually in the organization of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas killing in armed conflict is usually committed by fairly cohesive groups of up to several hundred members and is thus usually excluded.
  • Belize crime rate & statistics for 2020 was 25.65, a 25.27% decline from 2019.
  • Belize crime rate & statistics for 2019 was 34.33, a 8.04% decline from 2018.
  • Belize crime rate & statistics for 2018 was 37.33, a 1.21% decline from 2017.
  • Belize crime rate & statistics for 2017 was 37.79, a 0.88% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Per 100K Population
Jamaica 44.95
South Africa 33.46
Mexico 28.37
St. Lucia 28.32
Belize 25.65
Colombia 22.64
Brazil 22.45
Dominica 20.84
Guyana 19.96
Guatemala 17.47
Grenada 12.44
Namibia 11.92
Costa Rica 11.19
Suriname 9.38
Dominican Republic 8.86
Ecuador 7.78
Russia 7.33
Paraguay 6.74
Kazakhstan 3.23
Montenegro 2.87
Mauritius 2.75
Turkey 2.48
Azerbaijan 2.27
Fiji 2.23
Albania 2.12
Lebanon 1.88
Armenia 1.75
Romania 1.46
Algeria 1.32
Bosnia 1.31
Jordan 1.20
Serbia 1.02
Bulgaria 0.99
Belize Crime Rate & Statistics - Historical Data
Year Per 100K Population Annual % Change
2020 25.65 -25.27%
2019 34.33 -8.04%
2018 37.33 -1.21%
2017 37.79 0.88%
2016 37.46 13.61%
2015 32.97 -5.28%
2014 34.81 21.55%
2013 28.64 -33.25%
2012 42.90 14.25%
2011 37.55 -6.14%
2010 40.00 29.77%
2009 30.83 -8.17%
2008 33.57 3.49%
2007 32.44 2.72%
2006 31.58 10.64%
2005 28.54 -0.10%
2004 28.57 14.89%
2003 24.87 -25.00%
2002 33.16 32.15%
2001 25.09 51.35%
2000 16.58 51.35%