El Salvador Crime Rate & Statistics 1994-2021

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.
  • El Salvador crime rate & statistics for 2018 was 52.02, a 15.7% decline from 2017.
  • El Salvador crime rate & statistics for 2017 was 61.71, a 25.66% decline from 2016.
  • El Salvador crime rate & statistics for 2016 was 83.01, a 21.12% decline from 2015.
  • El Salvador crime rate & statistics for 2015 was 105.23, a 68.95% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Per 100K Population
El Salvador 52.02
Honduras 38.93
Cabo Verde 6.80
Philippines 6.47
Mongolia 6.18
Kenya 4.93
Moldova 4.10
Pakistan 3.88
India 3.08
Sri Lanka 2.42
Kosovo 2.40
Bangladesh 2.37
Georgia 2.22
Kyrgyz Republic 2.19
Morocco 1.42
Bhutan 1.19
West Bank and Gaza 0.49
El Salvador Crime Rate & Statistics - Historical Data
Year Per 100K Population Annual % Change
2018 52.02 -15.70%
2017 61.71 -25.66%
2016 83.01 -21.12%
2015 105.23 68.95%
2014 62.29 55.31%
2013 40.10 -3.56%
2012 41.58 -40.91%
2011 70.38 9.16%
2010 64.47 -9.40%
2009 71.16 37.26%
2008 51.84 -9.48%
2007 57.27 -11.34%
2006 64.60 0.71%
2005 64.14 -0.85%
2004 64.69 15.55%
2003 55.99 17.75%
2002 47.55 -21.50%
2001 60.57 0.43%
2000 60.31 -8.32%
1999 65.78 -31.70%
1998 96.31 -15.80%
1997 114.39 -4.17%
1996 119.37 -15.77%
1995 141.72 2.73%
1994 137.96 2.73%