Puerto Rico 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.
  • 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 7.46% increase from 2016.
  • Puerto Rico murder/homicide rate for 2016 was 21.44, a 18.09% increase from 2015.
  • Puerto Rico murder/homicide rate for 2015 was 18.16, a 10.92% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Per 100K Population
Puerto Rico 21.09
Uruguay 12.06
Palau 11.17
Barbados 9.77
Panama 9.39
Argentina 5.32
United States 4.96
Lithuania 4.57
Chile 4.40
Latvia 4.36
Liechtenstein 2.64
Estonia 2.12
Canada 1.76
Finland 1.63
Malta 1.59
Cyprus 1.26
United Kingdom 1.20
France 1.20
Slovak Republic 1.14
Sweden 1.08
Denmark 1.01
Austria 0.97
Germany 0.95
Greece 0.94
Australia 0.89
Iceland 0.89
Ireland 0.87
Portugal 0.79
Poland 0.73
Hong Kong 0.65
Spain 0.62
South Korea 0.60
Switzerland 0.59
Netherlands 0.59
Croatia 0.58
Italy 0.57
Slovenia 0.48
Norway 0.47
Macao 0.32
Oman 0.27
Japan 0.26
Singapore 0.16
Puerto Rico Murder/Homicide Rate - Historical Data
Year Per 100K Population Annual % Change
2018 21.09 -8.48%
2017 23.04 7.46%
2016 21.44 18.09%
2015 18.16 -10.92%
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%