Jamaica Crime Rate & Statistics 1990-2022

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.
  • Jamaica crime rate & statistics for 2020 was 44.95, a 1.1% decline from 2019.
  • Jamaica crime rate & statistics for 2019 was 45.45, a 3.48% increase from 2018.
  • Jamaica crime rate & statistics for 2018 was 43.92, a 22.11% decline from 2017.
  • Jamaica crime rate & statistics for 2017 was 56.39, a 21.03% 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
Jamaica Crime Rate & Statistics - Historical Data
Year Per 100K Population Annual % Change
2020 44.95 -1.10%
2019 45.45 3.48%
2018 43.92 -22.11%
2017 56.39 21.03%
2016 46.59 11.41%
2015 41.82 19.64%
2014 34.95 -16.87%
2013 42.05 8.44%
2012 38.77 -3.29%
2011 40.09 -22.13%
2010 51.49 -14.47%
2009 60.20 3.43%
2008 58.20 1.71%
2007 57.22 17.62%
2006 48.65 -20.37%
2005 61.09 13.18%
2004 53.98 50.01%
2003 35.99 -7.27%
2002 38.81 -8.87%
2001 42.58 27.45%
2000 33.41 3.00%
1999 32.44 -1.48%
1998 32.93 -18.04%
1997 40.17 11.12%
1996 36.15 17.43%
1995 30.79 11.62%
1994 27.58 4.30%
1993 26.44 2.97%
1992 25.68 10.68%
1991 23.20 3.22%
1990 22.48 3.22%