Table 1

Population, life expectancy and homicides in Latin America and the Caribbean

Region and countryPopulation*Life expectancy 2010–2014Homicides†
2010FemalesMalesUNODCIHME
Latin America and the Caribbean599 82377.9 (77.5, 78.2)71.2 (70.7, 71.6)123 688129 438
 Caribbean (six countries)41 621
 Cuba11 30881.3 (80.9, 81.5)77.1 (76.7, 77.4)519622
 Dominican Republic989876.5 (76.0, 76.8)70.2 (69.7, 70.6)18591300
 Haiti10 00064.4 (63.8, 64.8)60.2 (59.6, 60.6)874755
 Jamaica274177.9 (77.4, 78.2)73.1 (72.6, 73.4)939638
 Puerto Rico371083.2 (82.8, 83.4)75.2 (74.8, 75.5)879666
 Trinidad and Tobago132873.8 (73.4, 74.1)66.9 (66.4, 67.2)403285
 Central America (seven countries)161 117
 Costa Rica454581.7 (81.3, 81.9)76.7 (76.3, 77.0)459332
 El Salvador603877.1 (76.6, 77.4)67.9 (67.4, 68.3)34773180
 Guatemala14 73275.0 (74.5, 75.4)67.9 (67.4, 68.4)43365334
 Honduras750475.4 (74.9, 75.8)70.4 (69.9, 70.8)65752712
 Mexico118 61878.9 (78.5, 79.2)74.0 (73.6, 74.4)20 80019 983
 Nicaragua573877.5 (77.0, 77.8)71.4 (70.9, 71.7)732590
 Panama362180.5 (80.1, 80.8)74.3 (73.8, 74.7)680576
 South America (10 countries)397 085
 Argentina41 22379.8 (79.4, 80.1)72.2 (71.7, 72.4)32272558
 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)991870.2 (69.6, 70.6)65.3 (64.7, 65.8)736639
 Brazil198 61477.9 (77.4, 78.1)70.3 (69.8, 70.6)51 13256 530
 Chile17 01584.1 (83.7, 84.4)78.1 (77.7, 78.4)561836
 Colombia45 91877.4 (77.0, 77.7)70.2 (69.7, 70.6)12 20916 872
 Ecuador14 93578.4 (77.9, 78.7)72.8 (72.3, 73.2)19882174
 Paraguay621074.9 (74.5, 75.3)70.7 (70.2, 71.1)645935
 Peru29 37476.8 (76.4, 77.2)71.5 (71.1, 71.9)20741046
 Uruguay337480.4 (80.0, 80.7)73.2 (72.8, 73.5)239161
 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)28 99678.2 (77.8, 78.5)69.9 (69.5, 70.3)834510 714
  • IHME data were available for every single year.

  • *Population counts in thousand from UN database.

  • †Annual average homicides 2010–2014.

  • IHME, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluations; UN, United Nations; UNODC, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime;