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UNODC. 2014 ‘Homicides and Gun Homicides in Costa Rica.’ Global Study on Homicide 2013: Trends, Context, Data. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 10 April

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Homicides in Costa Rica (2000-2012)

Year: Homicides - HomRate

2012: 407 - 8.5
2011: 474 - 10.0
2010: 527 - 11.3
2009: 525 - 11.4
2008: 512 - 11.3
2007: 369 - 8.3
2006: 351 - 8.0
2005: 335 - 7.8
2004: 280 - 6.6
2003: 300 - 7.2
2002: 258 - 6.3
2001: 257 - 6.4
2000: 249 - 6.4

Source: CTS/Ministry of Justice/SES

Gun Homicides in Costa Rica (2005-2012)

Year: Gun% - GunHom*

2012: 64 - 260
2011: 63 - 299
2010: 66 - 348
2009: 64 - 336
2008: 68 - 348
2007: 61 - 225
2006: 62 - 218

Source: CTS/SES

[CTS = United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems; SES = Regional System of Standardized Citizen Security and Coexistence Indicators]

Homicides: Count (number per annum) of homicides by all methods
HomRate: Annual rate of homicide (all methods) per 100,000 population
Gun%: Percentage of all homicides committed with a firearm
GunHom: Count (number per annum) of homicides committed with a firearm

[*Editor's Note: As this edition of the Global Study on Homicide does not provide the number of gun deaths, GunPolicy.org calculates the annual number of homicides committed with a firearm as follows: Homicides x Gun% = GunHom.]

ID: Q10161

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