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03. Other Violent Crimes
02. Serious Assault (rate)
RATE of "Serious Assault" offences, 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)”.
RATES are calculated per 100,000 inhabitants. Some countries with less than 100,000 inhabitants have their rates presented for comparison purpose.
[Source: International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), UNODC, Mar 2015, p.37-38 incl. footnotes 54-55. Web: https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/crime/ICCS/ICCS_English_2016_web.pdf
For population data: United Nations Population Division.Web: http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/]


Please click on each row to view historical data
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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina2008364.17 
Bahamas2011941.79 
Barbados2014515.85 
Belize2009169.06 
Bolivia201271.47 
Brazil2013330.15 
Canada2013140.11 
Chile201498.24 
Colombia2014172.07 
Costa Rica201449.03 
Dominica------ 
Dominican Republic201448.31 
Ecuador201446.72 
El Salvador2013540.25 
Grenada201313.51 
Guatemala201374.23 
Guyana2013239.45 
Haiti------ 
Honduras201320.25 
Jamaica2013178.04 
Mexico2014156.06 
Nicaragua2010315.10 
Panama2014105.04 
Paraguay201411.89 
Peru201480.09 
Saint Kitts and Nevis2010298.08 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines20111,142.20 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago201441.21 
United States2013229.90 
Uruguay201413.74 
Venezuela200831.14 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas20120.00 
02. Caribbean20120.00 
03. Central America20120.00 
04. North America20120.00 
05. South America20120.00 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).