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UNODC. 2013 ‘Homicide in 207 Countries - El Salvador.’ Global Study on Homicide 2011: Trends, Context, Data; Statistical Annex (with online datasets). Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 26 June

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Homicide in El Salvador

Year: Homicides - HomRate - Gun% - GunHom - GunRate (Source)

2011: 4,371 - 70.2 (NP/CTS)
2010: 4,085 or 3,987 - 66.0 or 64.4 - nr - nr - nr (NP or NP/CTS)
2009: 4,367 or 4,382 - 70.9 or 71.1 - nr - nr - nr (NP or NP/CTS)
2008: 3,179 - 51.9 or 64.2 - 76.9 - 2,446 - 39.9 (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO - CTS/OCAVI - CTS/OCAVI - CTS/OCAVI)
2007: 3,497 - 57.3 or 65.9 - nr - nr - nr (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO)
2006: 3,927 - 64.6 or 63.8 - 78.2 - 3,070 - 50.5 (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO - CTS/OCAVI - CTS/OCAVI - CTS/OCAVI)
2005: 3,779 - 62.5 or 61.3 - 77.0 - 2,909 - 48.1 (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO - CTS/OCAVI - CTS/OCAVI - CTS/OCAVI)
2004: 3,897 - 64.6 or 57.7 - nr - nr - nr (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO)
2003: 3,356 - 55.9 or 43.0 - nr - nr - nr (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO)
2002: 2,835 - 47.3 or 42.5 - 50.8 - 1,441 - 24.1 (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO - CTS/OCAVI - CTS/OCAVI - CTS/OCAVI)
2001: 3,590 - 60.2 or 43.7 - 45.7 - 1,640 - 27.5 (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO - CTS/OCAVI - CTS/OCAVI - CTS/OCAVI)
2000: 3,551 - 59.8 or 45.4 - nr - nr - nr (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO)
1999: 3,845 - 65.0 or 50.7 - nr - nr - nr (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO)
1998: 5,584 - 95.0 or 53.2 - nr - nr - nr (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO)
1997: 6,573 - 112.6 or 45.5 - nr - nr - nr (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO)
1996: 6,792 - 117.3 or 52.3 - nr - nr - nr (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO)
1995: 7,977 - 139.1 or 51.2 - nr - nr - nr (NP/CTS - NP/CTS or PAHO)

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
GunRate: Annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population
Source: Data source or sources cited by UNODC
OR: Alternative figures provided by different sources
NR: Not reported

[PAHO = Pan American Health Organisation's Core Health Data System; NP = National police; CTS = United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems; OCAVI = Observatorio Centroamericano sobre Violencia - The Central American Observatory on Violence. Sourced from national police data]

Data for 1995-2010 were collated from three online UNODC spreadsheets:
- Homicide level for 2010, or latest available year (Homicides_by_firearms.xls)
- Homicide data series to be used for trends analyses (Homicide_data_series.xls)
- Homicides by firearms (Homicide_level.xlsx)
And from Table 9.1 of the hard-copy UNODC 2011 report (pp. 104-113)

Latest data (26 June 2013 for Homicides and 14 September 2012 for Gun Homicides) were collated from two online UNODC spreadsheets:
- Homicide statistics 2013 (Homicide_statistics2013.xls)
- Homicides by firearms (Homicides_by_firearms.xls)

ID: Q6348

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