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OAS Hemispheric Citizen Security Observatory. 2012 ‘Intentional Homicide Committed by Firearms 2000-2010.’ Report on Citizen Security in the Americas 2012, pp. 26-27. Washington, DC: Organisation of American States. 1 July

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Table 1.6 Intentional Homicide Committed by Firearms, 2000-2010 (Total)

Country: 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010
Argentina: nr - nr - nr - nr - 1,174 - 922 - 880 - 960 - 1,113 - nr - nr
Barbados: 8 -nr - nr - nr - 9 - 7 - 14 - 6 - 13 - nr - nr
Belize: nr - nr - nr - nr - 36 - 41 - 37 - 41 - 66 - 47 - 67
Brazil: 31,508 - 33,371 - 34,123 - 36,090 - 34,180 - 33,419 - 33,266 - 34,146 - 36,091 - 37,003 - 36,153
Canada: nr - 168 - 154 - 168 - 166 - 223 - 189 - 188 - 200 - 179 - 169
Colombia: 21,597 - 22,238 - 23,830 - 18,408 - 14,541 - 12,097 - 11,756 - 11,711 - 10,938 - 14,063 - 13,549
Costa Rica: nr - 137 - 133 - 147 - 150 - 196 - 201 - nr - nr - nr - nr
Dominican Republic: 563 - 591 - 682 - 908 - 1,104 - nr - nr - 1,488 - 1,811 - 1,678 - 1,647
Ecuador: nr - nr - nr - nr - 1,473 - 1,714 - 1,636 - nr - 1,752 - nr - nr
El Salvador: 1,902 - 1,672 - 1,619 - 1,595 - 2,294 - 3,030 - 3,070 - 2,748 - 2,447 - 2,957 - nr
Grenada: nr - nr - nr - nr - nr - 9 - 9 - 8 - 7 - nr - nr
Guatemala: 2,108 - 2,419 - 2,741 - 3,448 - 3,643 - 4,239 - 4,611 - 4,775 - 5,236 - 5,403 - 5,003
Honduras: nr - nr - nr - nr - nr - 1,836 - 2,436 - 2,688 - 3,589 - 4,063 - 5,198
Jamaica: 575 - 790 - 710 - 690 - 1,106 - 1,269 - 1,000 - 1,240 - 1,243 - 1,267 - 1,087
Mexico: 3,566 - 3,425 - 2,560 - 2,960 - 2,806 - 3,155 - 3,554 - 3,959 - 4,998 - 8,627 - 10,854
Nicaragua: nr - nr - nr - nr - nr - nr - nr - 399 - 261 - 338 - nr
Panama: nr - nr - nr - nr - nr - 214 - 253 - 289 - 519 - 667 - 571
Paraguay: 656 - nr - nr - nr - nr - 535 - 470 - nr - nr - 467 - nr
Saint Kitts and Nevis: nr - nr - nr - nr - 7 - 6 - 12 - 12 - 17 - 22 - 17
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: nr - nr - nr - nr - 16 - 5 - 4 - 20 - 9 - 6 - nr
Trinidad and Tobago: nr - nr - nr - nr - 180 - 272 - 269 - 306 - 435 - 365 - nr
United States: nr - 8,895 - 9,354 - 9,639 - 9,377 - 10,144 - 10,212 - 10,133 - 9,497 - 9,149 - 8,460
Uruguay: 84 - 181 - 109 - 87 - 92 - 107 - nr - nr - nr - nr - nr

AMERICAS: 77,109 - 79,894 - 82,023 - 80,152 - 85,913 - 75,326 - 86,007 - 77,646 - 81,018 - 89,494 - 90,102

Caribbean: 1,358 - 1,601 - 1,612 - 1,819 - 2,431 - 2,672 - 2,796 - 3,080 - 3,536 - 3,358 - 3,142
Central America: 6,632 - 6,713 - 6,977 - 7,675 - 6,737 - 9,954 - 11,007 - 11,142 - 12,319 - 13,676 - 14,336
North America: 12,628 - 12,488 - 12,067 - 12,767 - 12,350 - 13,522 - 13,955 - 14,280 - 14,695 - 17,954 - 19,483
South America: 56,491 - 58,425 - 60,578 - 55,543 - 51,679 - 46,158 - 45,492 - 45,856 - 47,029 - 51,533 - 53,141

Table 1.7 Intentional Homicide Committed by Firearms, 2000-2010 (Rate per 100,000 inhabitants)

Country: 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010
Argentina: nr - nr - nr - nr - 3.1 - 2.4 - 2.3 - 2.4 - 2.8 - nr - nr
Barbados: 3.0 - nr - nr - nr - 3.6 - 2.7 - 5.5 - 2.4 - 5.1- nr - nr
Belize: nr - nr - nr - nr - 13.0 - 14.5 - 12.9 - 13.9 - 21.9 - 15.3 - 21.6
Brazil: 18.1 - 18.9 - 19.1 - 19.9 - 18.6 - 18.0 - 17.7 - 18.0 - 18.8 - 19.1 - 18.5
Canada: nr - 0.5 - 0.5 - 0.5 - 0.5 - 0.7 - 0.6 - 0.6 - 0.6 - 0.5 - 0.5
Colombia: 54.3 - 55.0 - 58.0 - 44.1 - 34.3 - 28.1 - 26.9 - 26.4 - 24.3 - 30.8 - 29.8
Costa Rica: nr - 3.4 - 3.2 - 3.5 - 3.5 - 4.5 - 4.6 - nr - nr - nr - nr
Dominican Republic: 6.4 - 6.6 - 7.5 - 9.8 - 11.8 - nr - nr - 15.2 - 18.2 - 16.6 - 16.1
Ecuador: nr - nr - nr - nr - 11.4 - 13.1 - 12.4 - nr - 13.0 - nr - nr
El Salvador: 32.0 - 28.0 - 27.0 - 26.5 - 38.0 - 50.0 - 50.5 - 45.0 - 39.9 - 48.0 - nr
Grenada: nr - nr - nr - nr - nr - 9.1 - 8.3 - 8.2 - 7.1 - nr - nr
Guatemala: 18.8 - 21.0 - 23.2 - 28.5 - 29.4 - 33.4 - 35.4 - 35.8 - 38.3 - 38.5 - 34.8
Honduras: nr - nr - nr - nr - nr - 26.6 - 34.6 - 37.5 - 49.0 - 54.4 - 68.3
Jamaica: 22.2 - 30.3 - 27.1 - 26.3 - 41.9 - 47.9 - 37.6 - 46.3 - 46.3 - 47.4 - 39.8
Mexico: 3.6 - 3.5 - 2.6 - 2.9 - 2.8 - 3.1 - 3.4 - 3.8 - 4.7 - 8.0 - 9.8
Nicaragua: nr - nr - nr - nr - nr - nr - nr - 7.1 - 4.6 - 5.9 - nr
Panama: nr - nr - nr - nr - nr - 6.6 - 7.7 - 8.6 - 15.3 - 19.3 - 16.2
Paraguay: 12.3 - nr - nr - nr -nr - 9.1 - 7.8 - nr - nr - 7.5 - 7.1
Saint Kitts and Nevis: nr - nr - nr - nr - 14.3 - 12.3 - 26.0 - 24.0 - 35.3 - 44.2 - 32.5
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: nr - nr - nr - nr - 14.7 - 4.6 - 3.7 - 18.4 - 8.3 - 5.5 - nr
Trinidad and Tobago: nr - nr - nr - nr - 13.7 - 20.6 - 20.3 - 23.0 - 32.6 - 27.3 - nr
United States: nr - 3.1 - 3.3 - 3.3 - 3.2 - 3.4 - 3.4 - 3.4 - 3.1 - 3.0 - 2.7
Uruguay: 2.5 - 5.5 - 3.3 - 2.6 - 2.8 - 3.2 - nr - nr - nr - nr - nr

AMERICAS: 10.5 - 10.8 - 11.0 - 10.6 - 11.2 - 9.7 - 11.0 - 9.8 - 10.1 - 11.1 - 11.0

Caribbean: 10.3 - 12.0 - 11.9 - 13.3 - 17.5 - 19.1 - 19.7 - 21.5 - 24.4 - 23.0 - 21.2
Central America: 18.6 - 18.5 - 18.9 - 20.4 - 17.6 - 25.6 - 27.8 - 27.6 - 30.0 - 32.8 - 33.7
North America: 3.1 - 3.0 - 2.9 - 3.0 - 2.9 - 3.1 - 3.2 - 3.2 - 3.3 - 4.0 - 4.3
South America: 20.8 - 21.2 - 21.7 - 19.6 - 18.0 - 15.9 - 15.5 - 15.5 - 15.7 - 17.0 - 17.4

[NR: Not reported]

Intentional Homicide means death deliberately inflicted on a person by another person, including infanticide, as reported by the Police. In this case, deaths only committed by firearm are recorded.

Some countries with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants have their rates presented for comparative purposes.

Source: official information publicly released by OAS Member States, either directly to a range of different instruments belonging to OAS or to other multilateral organizations.

[Includes data for 23 OAS Member States]

ID: Q9210

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