Puerto Rico Murder/Homicide Rate 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.
  • Puerto Rico murder/homicide rate for 2020 was 18.49, a 10.49% decline from 2019.
  • Puerto Rico murder/homicide rate for 2019 was 20.66, a 2.04% decline from 2018.
  • Puerto Rico murder/homicide rate for 2018 was 21.09, a 8.48% decline from 2017.
  • Puerto Rico murder/homicide rate for 2017 was 23.04, a 13.04% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Per 100K Population
St. Kitts and Nevis 18.80
Bahamas 18.56
Puerto Rico 18.49
Barbados 14.27
Panama 11.59
Uruguay 9.70
Antigua and Barbuda 9.19
United States 6.52
Argentina 5.35
Chile 4.84
Latvia 3.71
Lithuania 3.71
Estonia 3.17
Liechtenstein 2.62
Andorra 2.59
Canada 1.97
Finland 1.64
Malta 1.59
Iceland 1.47
France 1.35
Cyprus 1.24
Sweden 1.23
Slovak Republic 1.15
Croatia 0.97
Denmark 0.95
Germany 0.93
Portugal 0.91
Australia 0.87
Hungary 0.83
Greece 0.75
Austria 0.72
Czech Republic 0.72
Poland 0.70
Ireland 0.69
Spain 0.64
Netherlands 0.62
South Korea 0.60
Norway 0.57
Switzerland 0.54
Slovenia 0.53
Italy 0.47
Qatar 0.42
Macao 0.31
Hong Kong 0.29
Oman 0.27
Japan 0.25
Singapore 0.17
Luxembourg 0.16
Puerto Rico Murder/Homicide Rate - Historical Data
Year Per 100K Population Annual % Change
2020 18.49 -10.49%
2019 20.66 -2.04%
2018 21.09 -8.48%
2017 23.04 13.04%
2014 20.38 -22.70%
2013 26.37 -8.12%
2012 28.70 -13.34%
2011 33.12 15.11%
2010 28.77 8.24%
2009 26.58 9.73%
2008 24.22 13.18%
2007 21.40 -0.95%
2006 21.61 -4.88%
2005 22.72 -1.86%
2004 23.15 3.39%
2003 22.39 0.05%
2002 22.38 2.41%
2001 21.85 9.22%
2000 20.01 23.47%
1999 16.20 -9.45%
1998 17.89 -10.48%
1997 19.99 -17.18%
1996 24.14 -0.33%
1995 24.22 -13.92%
1994 28.13 3.31%
1993 27.23 9.33%
1992 24.91 4.72%
1991 23.78 34.90%
1990 17.63 34.90%