Colombia Murder/Homicide Rate 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.
  • Colombia murder/homicide rate for 2018 was 25.34, a 1.3% increase from 2017.
  • Colombia murder/homicide rate for 2017 was 25.02, a 2.81% decline from 2016.
  • Colombia murder/homicide rate for 2016 was 25.74, a 4.29% decline from 2015.
  • Colombia murder/homicide rate for 2015 was 26.90, a 5.32% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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
Colombia Murder/Homicide Rate - Historical Data
Year Per 100K Population Annual % Change
2018 25.34 1.30%
2017 25.02 -2.81%
2016 25.74 -4.29%
2015 26.90 -5.32%
2014 28.41 -14.33%
2013 33.16 -7.06%
2012 35.68 1.03%
2011 35.32 3.32%
2010 34.18 -3.28%
2009 35.35 -3.09%
2008 36.47 -7.25%
2007 39.32 -2.81%
2006 40.46 -4.73%
2005 42.47 -11.59%
2004 48.03 -15.29%
2003 56.70 -18.35%
2002 69.45 0.42%
2001 69.16 3.27%
2000 66.97 7.23%
1999 62.45 3.77%
1998 60.18 -2.14%
1997 61.50 -2.35%
1996 62.98 2.76%
1995 61.29 -19.07%
1994 75.73 -6.57%
1993 81.05 -1.01%
1992 81.88 -2.76%
1991 84.20 14.56%
1990 73.50 14.56%