Crime Trend in Puerto Rico

There were 6,479 violent crimes, 606 murders, 22,441 property crimes in 2019.

Violent crime in Puerto Rico

Number of violent crimes

Crime rates (rate per 100,000)

Year Violent crime Rate Source
2019 6,479 202.9 [51]
2018 6,417 200.9 [51]
2017 7,762 232.6 [52]
2016 7,643 224.4 [52]
2015 7,629 219.6 [53]
2014 8,383 237.2 [53]
2013 9,320 257.8 [54]
2012 10,041 275.0 [54]
2011 10,540 284.4 [55]
2010 10,246 275.3 [55]

Murder and non negligent manslaughter in Puerto Rico

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Murder Rate Source
2019 606 19.0 [51]
2018 639 20.0 [51]
2017 679 20.3 [52]
2016 679 19.9 [52]
2015 584 16.8 [53]
2014 681 19.3 [53]
2013 883 24.4 [54]
2012 978 26.8 [54]
2011 1,136 30.6 [55]
2010 977 26.2 [55]

The number of robberies in Puerto Rico

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Robberies Rate Source
2019 2,121 66.4 [51]
2018 2,271 71.1 [51]
2017 3,055 91.5 [52]
2016 3,201 94.0 [52]
2015 4,070 117.1 [53]
2014 5,171 146.3 [53]
2013 6,016 166.4 [54]
2012 6,298 172.5 [54]
2011 6,465 174.4 [55]
2010 6,516 175.1 [55]

The number of aggravated assaults in Puerto Rico

Number of aggravated assaults

Aggravated assault rate (per 100,000)

Year Aggravated assaults Rate Source
2019 3,537 110.7 [51]
2018 3,309 103.6 [51]
2017 3,819 114.4 [52]
2016 3,594 105.5 [52]
2015 2,810 80.9 [53]
2014 2,475 70.0 [53]
2013 2,395 66.3 [54]
2012 2,733 74.8 [54]
2011 2,894 78.1 [55]
2010 2,714 72.9 [55]

The number of property crimes in Puerto Rico

Number of property crimes

Property crime rate (per 100,000)

Year Property crimes Rate Source
2019 22,441 702.7 [51]
2018 24,851 778.2 [51]
2017 31,176 934.2 [52]
2016 35,201 1033.3 [52]
2015 37,717 1085.6 [53]
2014 45,622 1290.6 [53]
2013 48,851 1351.3 [54]
2012 51,679 1415.3 [54]
2011 51,717 1395.2 [55]
2010 51,036 1371.2 [55]

The number of burglaries in Puerto Rico

Number of burglaries

Burglary rate (per 100,000)

Year Burglary Rate Source
2019 4,291 134.4 [51]
2018 5,486 171.8 [51]
2017 7,949 238.2 [52]
2016 8,251 242.2 [52]
2015 9,150 263.4 [53]
2014 12,035 340.5 [53]
2013 13,961 386.2 [54]
2012 15,287 418.6 [54]
2011 16,591 447.6 [55]
2010 17,494 470.0 [55]

The number of larceny thefts in Puerto Rico

Number of larceny thefts

Larceny theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Larceny Rate Source
2019 14,483 453.5 [51]
2018 15,658 490.3 [51]
2017 19,633 588.3 [52]
2016 23,163 680.0 [52]
2015 24,493 705.0 [53]
2014 28,948 818.9 [53]
2013 29,360 812.2 [54]
2012 30,545 836.5 [54]
2011 29,273 789.7 [55]
2010 26,773 719.3 [55]

The number of motor vehicle thefts in Puerto Rico

Number of motor vehicle thefts

Motor vehicle theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Vehicle theft Rate Source
2019 3,667 114.8 [51]
2018 3,707 116.1 [51]
2017 3,594 107.7 [52]
2016 3,787 111.2 [52]
2015 4,074 117.3 [53]
2014 4,639 131.2 [53]
2013 5,530 153.0 [54]
2012 5,847 160.1 [54]
2011 5,853 157.9 [55]
2010 6,769 181.9 [55]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

The crime rates in all states

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