Belize

2022

25.6
Murders per 100 thousand population
1,035
Major crimes were registered
179.69
Domestic violence rate: Cases per 100,000 population (2021)

Key Data

  • During 2022, there were 113 victims of murder (-12 victims) registered.
  • Between January and December 2022, violent deaths were 10 people per month, on average.
  • There was a notable rise in the number of reported rapes (12 more reports) and of unlawful sexual intercourse (14 more reports) than the previous year.
  • In the same time period, 104 male and 9 females murder victims were reported.
  • Young people ages 18 to 29 are still the primary victims of murder.
  • Around 8 in 10 murders were committed with firearms.
  • 7 in 10 murders were registered in the urban areas of the country.
  • 42 percent of all domestic violence cases involved women between the ages of 20 and 34 (2021).
  • 96 percent of reports were for domestic violence incidents which were said to have occurred at a residence (2021).

 

Sources: Belize Police Department (BPD), provided by the Belize Crime Observatory (BCO)

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