Puerto Rico Crime Rate & Statistics 1990-2020

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 crime rate & statistics for 2017 was 18.50, a 3.65% decline from 2016.
  • Puerto Rico crime rate & statistics for 2016 was 19.20, a 14.97% increase from 2015.
  • Puerto Rico crime rate & statistics for 2015 was 16.70, a 13.02% decline from 2014.
  • Puerto Rico crime rate & statistics for 2014 was 19.20, a 21.63% decline from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Per 100K Population
Bahamas 30.90
Puerto Rico 18.50
Barbados 10.50
Panama 9.70
Bermuda 8.20
Uruguay 8.20
United States 5.30
Argentina 5.10
Lithuania 4.50
Chile 4.30
Latvia 4.20
Hungary 2.50
Estonia 2.20
Canada 1.80
Belgium 1.70
Slovak Republic 1.50
France 1.30
Saudi Arabia 1.30
Denmark 1.20
United Kingdom 1.20
Finland 1.20
Croatia 1.10
Sweden 1.10
Germany 1.00
Slovenia 0.90
Iceland 0.90
Ireland 0.90
Poland 0.80
Australia 0.80
Netherlands 0.80
Greece 0.70
New Zealand 0.70
Spain 0.70
Portugal 0.70
Czech Republic 0.60
Cyprus 0.60
South Korea 0.60
Oman 0.50
UAE 0.50
Switzerland 0.50
Norway 0.50
Hong Kong 0.30
Luxembourg 0.30
Macao 0.30
Japan 0.20
Singapore 0.20
Puerto Rico Crime Rate & Statistics - Historical Data
Year Per 100K Population Annual % Change
2017 18.50 -3.65%
2016 19.20 14.97%
2015 16.70 -13.02%
2014 19.20 -21.63%
2013 24.50 -9.93%
2012 27.20 -13.38%
2011 31.40 14.60%
2010 27.40 13.22%
2009 24.20 11.01%
2008 21.80 11.79%
2007 19.50 -2.01%
2006 19.90 -2.93%
2005 20.50 -2.84%
2004 21.10 1.44%
2003 20.80 0.97%
2002 20.60 4.57%
2001 19.70 7.65%
2000 18.30 16.56%
1999 15.70 -9.25%
1998 17.30 -10.36%
1997 19.30 -17.17%
1996 23.30 -0.43%
1995 23.40 -13.97%
1994 27.20 3.42%
1993 26.30 9.13%
1992 24.10 4.78%
1991 23.00 34.50%
1990 17.10 34.50%