Intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants reached 49.0 in 2009 in Venezuela, according to the United Nations. This is 5.76 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in Venezuela reached an all time high of 52.0 in 2008 and an all time low of 18.4 in 1997. When compared to Venezuela's main peers, intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in Brazil amounted to 22.7 and 34.6 in Colombia in 2009.
Venezuela has been ranked 1st within the group of 61 countries we follow in terms of intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, 4 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Intentional homicides are estimates of unlawful homicides purposely inflicted as a result of domestic disputes, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, intergang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups.