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UN | 25 Countries with the highest murder rates in the world

HomeNieuwsUN | 25 Countries with the highest murder rates in the world


There are many various statistics evaluating the safety in different parts of the world published every year and possibly the most alarming and disturbing one is the international homicide rate statistics made by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

The rates are based on the number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants per year. If you want to know the 25 countries with the highest murder rates in recent years, check out this post.

Panama, 17.2
Botswana, 18.4
Equatorial Guinea, 19.3
Nigeria, 20
Dominica, 21.1
Mexico, 21.5
Saint Lucia, 21.6
Dominican Republic, 22.1
Rwanda, 23.1
Brazil, 25.2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 25.6
Democratic Republic of the Congo, 28.3
Trinidad and Tobago, 28.3
The Bahamas, 29.8
Colombia, 30.8
South Africa, 31
Saint Kitts and Nevis, 33.6
Swaziland, 33.8
Lesotho, 38
Jamaica, 39.3
Guatemala, 39.9
El Salvador, 41.2
Belize, 44.7
Venezuela, 53.7
Honduras, 90.4

Bron: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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  1. New film by Spike Lee called Chi-Raq. The name which emerged from the streets of Chicago as a conflation of the city’s name with Iraq, where thousands have died following the U.S. invasion in 2003 to topple the dictator Saddam Hussein. Chi-Raq was a colony of……??

  2. Help wij worden omringd door moordadige landen!!
    Give me a break!. Wat er in Syrie bijvoorbeeld gebeurd (per 100,000 inhabitants) wordt zeker niet als moord beschouwd. En in de grote steden van de VS is het allemaal koek en ei.

    FBI Director James Comey in de media afgelopen vrijdag: Most of the country’s 50 largest cities have seen an increase in shootings and killings, he said, citing Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas and others. In Washington, D.C., he said homicides are up more than 20 percent. And he added that Baltimore is averaging more than one homicide a day — a rate higher than New York City, which has 13 times the people.

    Waar hebben wij het over?

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