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Homicide rate

(cases per 100,000 population)

In 2016, homicide rate in Dominican Republic was 15.2 cases per 100,000 population. In the ranking by homicide rate including 90 countries, Dominican Republic has the 9th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Jamaica and the Costa Rica. Compared to Burundi which at the top of the ranking with homicide rate of 6 cases per 100,000 population in 2016, Dominican Republic has 152.17 % percent higher homicide rate.

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What is homicide rate?

“Intentional homicide” is defined as unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person