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UNODC. 2014 ‘Homicides and Gun Homicides in Jamaica.’ 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 Jamaica (2000-2012)

Year: Homicides - HomRate

2012: 1,087 - 39.3
2011: 1,133 - 41.1
2010: 1,442 - 52.6
2009: 1,682 - 61.6
2008: 1,618 - 59.5
2007: 1,583 - 58.5
2006: 1,340 - 49.7
2005: 1,674 - 62.4
2004: 1,471 - 55.2
2003: 975 - 36.8
2002: 1,045 - 39.8
2001: 1,139 - 43.7
2000: 887 - 34.4

Source: CTS/National police/OAS

Gun Homicides in Jamaica (2005-2012)

Year: Gun% - GunHom*

2011: 70 - 793
2010: 76 - 1,096
2009: 77 - 1,295
2008: 77 - 1,246
2007: 79 - 1,251
2006: 75 - 1,005

Source: CTS

[CTS = United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems; OAS = Organization of American States]

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: Q10116

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