Brazil Crime Rate & Statistics 1990-2021

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.
  • Brazil crime rate & statistics for 2018 was 27.38, a 11.19% decline from 2017.
  • Brazil crime rate & statistics for 2017 was 30.83, a 3.19% increase from 2016.
  • Brazil crime rate & statistics for 2016 was 29.88, a 4.5% increase from 2015.
  • Brazil crime rate & statistics for 2015 was 28.59, a 0.9% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Per 100K Population
Jamaica 43.85
Venezuela 36.69
Mexico 29.07
Brazil 27.38
Colombia 25.34
Guatemala 22.50
St. Lucia 21.44
Guyana 14.25
Costa Rica 11.26
Dominican Republic 10.05
Russia 8.21
Paraguay 7.14
Ecuador 5.80
Mauritius 2.92
Turkey 2.59
Lebanon 2.49
Belarus 2.39
Albania 2.29
Montenegro 2.23
Azerbaijan 2.20
Armenia 1.69
Bulgaria 1.30
Romania 1.28
Serbia 1.23
North Macedonia 1.20
Bosnia 1.17
China 0.53
Brazil Crime Rate & Statistics - Historical Data
Year Per 100K Population Annual % Change
2018 27.38 -11.19%
2017 30.83 3.19%
2016 29.88 4.50%
2015 28.59 -0.90%
2014 28.85 7.08%
2013 26.94 1.20%
2012 26.62 9.35%
2011 24.34 10.11%
2010 22.11 -3.71%
2009 22.96 -3.91%
2008 23.89 1.81%
2007 23.47 -2.05%
2006 23.96 2.18%
2005 23.45 -2.78%
2004 24.12 -6.36%
2003 25.76 1.44%
2002 25.39 2.31%
2001 24.82 4.29%
2000 23.80 4.18%
1999 22.84 0.89%
1998 22.64 1.90%
1997 22.22 2.53%
1996 21.67 3.27%
1995 20.99 12.08%
1994 18.72 4.84%
1993 17.86 6.10%
1992 16.83 -9.31%
1991 18.56 -5.61%
1990 19.66 -5.61%