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05. Criminal Justice System
04. Intentional Homicide (Persons prosecuted)
"INTENTIONAL HOMICIDE (PERSONS PROSECUTED)" means the total number of alleged offenders against whom prosecution for Intentional Homicide commenced in the reporting year. Alleged offenders may be prosecuted by the public prosecutor or the law enforcement agency responsible for prosecution, at the national level, irrespective of the case-ending decision.
"INTENTIONAL HOMICIDE" (ICCS 0101) is defined as "Unlawful death inflicted upon a person with the intent to cause death or serious injury".
INCLUSIONS: Murder; honour killing; serious assault leading to death; death as a result of terrorist activities; dowry-related killings; femicide; infanticide; voluntary manslaughter; extrajudicial killings; killings caused by excessive use of force by law enforcement/state officials.
EXCLUSIONS: Death due to legal interventions; justifiable homicide in self-defence; attempted intentional homicide (0102); homicide without the element of intent is non-intentional homicide (0103); non-negligent or involuntary manslaughter (01031); assisting suicide or instigating suicide (0104); illegal feticide (0106); euthanasia (0105).
[Sources: United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS) 2016;
International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), UNODC, Mar 2015, p.33. 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------ 
Argentina------ 
Bahamas201087 
Barbados201210 
Belize200638 
Bolivia2009161 
Brazil------ 
Canada2013253 
Chile2011821 
Colombia20144,170 
Costa Rica2014477 
Dominica------ 
Dominican Republic20111,557 
Ecuador2014646 
El Salvador20144,172 
Grenada20106 
Guatemala20144,654 
Guyana201390 
Haiti------ 
Honduras20145,769 
Jamaica2010335 
Mexico201311,220 
Nicaragua------ 
Panama2014427 
Paraguay2014541 
Peru20121,915 
Saint Kitts and Nevis20098 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines------ 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago2014104 
United States2014122 
Uruguay------ 
Venezuela20064,123 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas201133,417 
02. Caribbean20112,098 
03. Central America20116,753 
04. North America20114,782 
05. South America201119,784 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).