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UNODC. 2001 ‘Costa Rica: Total Recorded Intentional Homicides (Completed) and Total Recorded Intentional Homicides Committed With a Firearm.’ Sixth United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems, covering the period 1995-1997; Section 2, p. 13. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 27 June

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Costa Rica: Crimes recorded in criminal (police) statistics, by type of crime including attempts to commit crimes

2.02: Total recorded intentional homicide, completed

Year: Count (Rate per 100,000 inhabitants)

1995: 184 (5.45)
1996: 189 (5.53)
1997: 210 (6.06)

2.04: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm

1995: 87 (2.58)
1996: 95 (2.78)
1997: 108 (3.12)

[In category 2.04, some police respondents include attempted (uncompleted) homicides, i.e. alleged or prosecuted, non-fatal firearm assaults. In such cases the 'firearm homicide' figure can be overstated.]

ID: Q1327

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