Colombia - Homicide rate

Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people)

The value for Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people) in Colombia was 26.50 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 20 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 71.79 in 1996 and a minimum value of 26.50 in 2015.

Definition: 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.

Source: UN Office on Drugs and Crime's International Homicide Statistics database.

See also:

Year Value
1995 69.67
1996 71.79
1997 67.18
1998 60.08
1999 62.29
2000 65.70
2001 67.90
2002 68.30
2003 53.40
2004 44.60
2005 39.50
2006 36.80
2007 34.80
2008 33.20
2009 34.00
2010 32.70
2011 34.10
2012 31.30
2013 32.60
2014 27.90
2015 26.50

Classification

Topic: Public Sector Indicators

Sub-Topic: Conflict & fragility