Homicide is a leading cause of death and a public health priority in the Region of the Americas. 

The Region has the highest homicide rate in the world (19.19 per 100,000 population in 2019)—more than three times the global average of 6.18 per 100,000.

This page highlights the burden of homicide in the total population and in children under 18 years of age in the Region of the Americas.



Homicide in the total population

This exploratory data visualization presents estimates of homicide, defined as the killing of a person by another with intent to cause death or serious injury, as well as years of life lost due to premature deaths from interpersonal violence, by age, sex, and country in the Region of the Americas from 2000 to 2019. It allows seeing variations and time trends across sub-regions and countries.