Countries With The Highest Murder Rates In The World
Kara Menard
Jul 05, 2018
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Although in today's modern world it could be assumed that the murder rate is considerably lower than, say, 10 or 20 years ago, numerous statistics show exactly the opposite. The rate of murders in the world has increased, both in developed countries and in developing countries. The modern world as it is today is at the same time and unsecured world and that is very worrying. In this article you will see which countries currently have the highest murder rate.


Swaziland is an African developing country with a poor economy and a high crime rate. Swaziland is struggling with many problems, and the high kill rate is one of them. In Swaziland, an average of 33.8 people out of 100,000 will be killed, making this country very unsafe.


On this unsympathetic list of countries with the highest rates of homicide, this island nation is also located. Jamaica is the fifth largest Caribbean country and sixth by the rate of murders in the world. This country has long been known as a country with a high percentage of murders and an average of 39.3 people out of every 100,000 killed. The highest percentage of murders in Jamaica occur in big cities like Kingston.


Guatemala is one of the states of Central America that has a large population, but a poorer economy than the countries in the region. It, like El Salvador, is struggling with problems like crime, poverty and political instability, but at the same time with a high rate of homicide. In Guatemala, 39.9 out of 100,000 people are killed annually, which is why this is also a very insecure country for life.

El Salvador

El Salvador belongs to the highest murder rate countries. This is the most populated region in Central America and at the same time low income country per capita. Most residents live on the brink of poverty, which is why the crime rates and killings of the people. Here, on average, 41.2 people out of 100,000 die of murder, and most of them are executed by local gangs who are competing for territory.


In third place is also the Central American country, Belize. This is the most densely populated country in Central America, and despite the beautiful environment of the country where residents should enjoy, they can not do this because they are concerned about their safety. Belize is a very unhealthy place for a life in which an average of 44.7 people out of 100 000 die annually as a result of the murder. Especially the unsafe Belize City district where the highest number of murders takes place.


Although known for being one of the largest oil exporters, Venezuela is known for another, but not so good thing a high rate of homicide. This South American country is struggling with many problems such as poverty, inflation and economic crisis, but a major problem is killing of people. Last year, in 2017, only 19% of the population felt safe. The reason for such a low percentage is that 53.7 people out of the 100,000 in Venezuela will be killed.


Just like a few years ago, Honduras remains the country with the highest rate of murders in the world. According to statistics, 90.4 out of 100,000 people are killed in this Central American country. Because of this, Honduras is very notorious and known in the world as an extremely dangerous country. Although there are murders in all parts of the world, in Honduras this percentage is twice as high as in other countries.


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