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03. Other Violent Crimes
01. Serious Assault (ICCS 020111)
Total number of offences of "Serious Assault", at the national level.
“SERIOUS ASSAULT” is defined as “Intentional or reckless application of serious physical force inflicted upon the body of a person resulting in serious bodily injury”.
“Acting recklessly”, at minimum, is acting without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action.
“Serious bodily injury”, at minimum, includes gunshot or bullet wounds; knife or stab wounds; severed limbs; broken bones or teeth knocked out; internal injuries; being knocked unconscious; and other severe or critical injuries.
INCLUSIONS: Inflicting grievous bodily harm; wounding; aggravated assault; inflicting bodily harm under aggravating circumstances; battery; acid attacks; female genital mutilation; poisoning; assault with a weapon; forced sterilization; taking human blood, organs or tissues by use of violence.
EXCLUSIONS: Serious Threat (020121) defined as “Threat to cause death or inflict serious bodily injury”; torture (11011); serious assault leading to death (0101); all injurious acts of a sexual nature (03); using force to take property (04); using threat of force to demand a particular course of action from a person (0205); Minor Assault (020112) ”.
[Source: International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), UNODC, Mar 2015, p.37, incl. footnotes 54-55. Web: https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/crime/ICCS/ICCS_English_2016_web.pdf]


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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina2008145,240 
Bahamas20113,268 
Barbados20141,465 
Belize2009519 
Bolivia20127,426 
Brazil2013661,494 
Canada201448,030 
Chile201417,451 
Colombia201482,232 
Costa Rica20142,333 
Dominica------ 
Dominican Republic20145,027 
Ecuador20147,430 
El Salvador20143,920 
Grenada20141,428 
Guatemala20145,971 
Guyana20136,501 
Haiti------ 
Honduras20141,500 
Jamaica20134,937 
Mexico2014195,683 
Nicaragua201018,345 
Panama20144,063 
Paraguay2014779 
Peru201424,806 
Saint Kitts and Nevis2010155 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines20111,245 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago2014558 
United States2014741,291 
Uruguay2014470 
Venezuela20088,699 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas20102,702,235 
02. Caribbean20102,912 
03. Central America201038,465 
04. North America20101,066,688 
05. South America20101,596,836 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).