Ticonomics: Real World Statistics on Crime in Costa Rica

By Q24N


QCOSTAIRCA via Outlier Legal – I am very curious about the crime situation in Costa Rica. I am curious about what people think about crime, and what the authorities do about it.

I would like to share with you some numbers. You will have to bear with me as it is very difficult to find accurate information in order to provide a reasonable analysis. For instance, I will be sharing world crime statistics, and each country has a different method of recording crime statistics, or there is no available data for some countries in the past few years.

Let’s start with homicide rate.

In 2012, the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) reported a global average homicide rate of 6.2 per 100,000 population.

According to the UNODC, in 2012 there were no homicides in Liechtenstein, Singapore, Iceland, Kuwait and Hong Kong, which makes these places the safest countries to live, at least as far a homicide is concerned. On the other hand, Honduras is the most dangerous place to live with a homicide rate of 90, followed by Venezuela with 54 and Belize with 45.

As a region, Asia is the safest place with a rate of 2.9, while the Americas … continue reading