Murder Rate. 2022: 325 | 2021: 448 | More Statistics

Crime Statistics

1994 to Present, Crime Statistics

Year:

Murders:

Kidnap**:

Notes:

1994

143

 
 

1995

122

 
 

1996

106

 
 

1997

101

 
 

1998

98

 
 

1999

93

 

15 were female

2000

118

 

24 were female

2001

151

 
 

2002

171

29

 

2003

229

51

 

2004

260

28

 

2005

386

58

117 murders were in the POS District with 70 in the Western District

2006

368

17

 

2007

395

155

 

2008

550

11

Big increase in the number of murders. A significant drop in kidnappings for ransom

2009

509

6

 

2010

485

4

The month of June had the highest number of murders for the year: 55

2011

354*

2

January and July had the highest number of murders at 46 in each month

2012

383

5

According to the police the murder total for 2012 may be lower (to be verified)

2013

408

3

Woundings and shootings 542;

2014

403

2

Woundings and shootings 558. Sexual offenses: 829

2015

410

3

 

2016

463

0

Murder rate going back up.

2017

494

7

Murder rate increasing although the police claims that other serious crimes are down and the detection rate is getting better the population does not ‘notice’ a difference. 52 women killed and 43 due to domestic violence.

2018

 516

2

 

2019

 538

?

Second highest murder rate to date.

2020

396

 

Significant drop in murder rate because of pandemic restrictions, police initiatives or your guess?

2021

448

 

 

* This figure is with a State of Emergency being imposed by government for approximately three months.
** Kidnapping for ransom figures only – other types of kidnapping may make this number higher. Sometimes what was originally seen as a kidnapping turned out to be another sort of crime
 

Other Crime Statistics

Year:
Theft*:
Rape**:
Notes:
2008
4,483
670
 
2009
5,535
642
A significant increase in break-ins / burglaries
2010
5,007
632
 
2014
2592
829
Robberies: 2672
* Burglaries and break-ins only.
** Includes incest and other sexual offenses

Reported Serious Crimes

1990 (16,202), 1991 (16,157), 1992 (17,680), 1993 (19,547), 1994 (18,614), 1995 (16,783), 1996 (18,093), 1997 (16,989), 1998 (15,796), 1999 (16,260), and 2000 (17,132), and 2001 (17,133)
 

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