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Crime in Chile

Crime in Chile is investigated by the Chilean police. However, unlike the majority of Latin America, criminal activity in Chile is low, making Chile one of the most stable and safest nations in the region.

Crime by type


In 2012, Chile had a murder rate of 3.1 per 100,000 population.[1] There were a total of 550 murders in Chile in 2012.[1]


As of 2006, there were isolated reports of government corruption in Chile. Transparency International's annual corruption index recorded that the Chilean public perceived the country as relatively free of corruption.[2]

Domestic violence

Violence against women is prevalent across all classes of Chilean society.[3] As of the early 1990s, it was reported that domestic violence affects about fifty percent of the women in Chile.[3]


  1. ^ a b Global Study on Homicide. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2013.
  2. ^ Report on Human Rights Practices 2006: Chile. United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (March 6, 2007). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ a b Culliton, K. M. (1994, January). Legal remedies for domestic violence in Chile & the US--Cultural relativism, myths & realities. Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law .