Skip to comments.The 20 Most Homicidal Countries In The World
Posted on 12/01/2011 7:12:48 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The United Nations just put together their Global Study on Homicide 2011, an extensive report detailing each country's homicide rate and the factors that brought them there.
Globally, there were 468,000 murders in 2010, giving the world an average of 6.9 murders per 100,000 people. But more than a third of these homicides took place in Africa, and slightly lower percentages took place in the Americas and Asia.
Not surprisingly, many of the countries with the highest homicide rates are low on human development, high on income inequality and corruption, and fairly unstable.
Because homicide rate is per capita, some fairly surprising nations are found in the top 20. For example, Ethiopia had the highest hard count of murders, but placed 20th on the list. You'll find the U.S. Virgin Islands higher up than that.
Homicide rate (murders per 100,000 people): 25.5
Reported homicides: 20,239
19. Puerto Rico
Homicide rate (murders per 100,000 people): 26.2
Reported homicides: 983
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When did Puerto Rico become a country?
I must have missed that one. ;)
but but b ut I thought it was the presence of the dreaded gun that caused murder, not that the countries are undeveloped......sarc
No Mexico? Theyd be number 1 by far. This list is terrible.
H0lder's on the case.
RE: No Mexico? Theyd be number 1 by far. This list is terrible.
They’d probably be in the top 25. You have to remember this list is RELATIVE. As deadly as Norhtern Mexico is, it is a large country and most of the other regions are quite peaceful.
If you look at the UN map in POST #4, they’re still considered relatively dangerous.
Was this on a per-capita basis?
Africa is hopeless.
They keep fighting with each other endlessly.
Can’t they learn from other countries that education
and technologies are the keys to the growth of a country?
RE:Was this on a per-capita basis?
It was based on murders per 100,000 people (that’s usually how the homicide rate is counted).
K-TNX. I’ve read some reports where the US is claimed to be the most violent but when compared on a per-capita basis England is worse.
Separate out the black murder rate, and the US comes right in the middle of European countries.
Mexico is at 22/100k. Well below the top 20.
US is at 4.8, BTW.
RE: K-TNX. Ive read some reports where the US is claimed to be the most violent but when compared on a per-capita basis England is worse.
People get the impression that the US is violent because of the NUMBER ( not the rate ) of murders committed here.
But hey, let’s compare our POPULATION with the UK. We have over 300 Million people, they have just a fifth of our population.
For example, When you have a town of 10,000 people and you have 6 murders in 2011, and another town with 100 people and 4 murders in 2011, which of the two is considered more dangerous?
I heard the US VI were getting rough, but its homicide rate is like Flint.
Violent crime rate as a whole is considerably higher in UK than US.
But you're about 4x more likely to get murdered here than in UK, as opposed to mugged or assaulted.
Gun proponents don't like it, but this is probably at least partly due to the many more guns available in this country and therefore the greater ease of killing. It's just a lot more work to stab or beat someone to death than to twitch your finger.
It should be noted that statistical comparisons of "violent crime rates" between jurisdictions (other than homicide) should be taken with a grain of salt due to varying definitions.
Homicide definitions are pretty consistent. There's either a dead guy or there isn't. :)
“Blacks are 12% of the US population, but commit 50% of the murders.”
“Separate out the black murder rate, and the US comes right in the middle of European countries.”
Separate out the the Latin murder rate, and our numbers would look better yet. BTW, I’m not a racist, I’m a realist.
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