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Top Ten Countries with The Highest Incidents of Murder

by nobert soloria bermosa on 19/10/12 at 6:46 pm

Murder is one of the most heinous crimes a person or persons can ever commit. It is a crime where the assailant/s planned, in very short or long basis, the killing of another person/s. It is entirely different from the crime called “homicide” where the killing of another person is purely incidental or accidental.

It is quite surprising but almost all of the “top ten countries with the highest incidents of murder” are all located in the so-called “Americas”. The number of murders per 100,000 people is the basis for the ranking. Which one is not part of the Americas? Check this out.

 

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10. Brazil

Ranked number 10 country with the highest incidents of murder is Brazil. This country has 25.7 incidents of murder per 100,000 people. Brazil is the largest country in South America both in terms of population and land area. 

9. Trinidad and Tobago

Ranked number 9 country with the highest incidents of murder is Trinidad and Tobago. This country has 30.4 incidents of murder per 100,000 people. This country is located in South America.

8. Belize

On the 8th place for the country with the highest incidents of murder is Belize. It is another country located in the Americas. Incidents of murder in Belize are 30.8 per 100,000 people.

7. Colombia

Colombia, a South American country, is ranked 7th as the country with the highest incidents of murder in the world. Incidents of murder occur 37 times for every 100,000 Colombians.

6. South Africa

South Africa, which is ranked 6th with the highest incidents of murder, is the only country in the world included on the list that is not located in the Americas. There are 38.6 incidents of murder in this country per 100,000 people.

5. Guatemala

Guatemala, which is home to the Ancient Maya people, is ranked 5th with the highest incidents of murder in the world. About 45.2 are murdered for every 100,000 Guatemalans.  

4. Venezuela

Venezuela, which is home to the highest waterfall in the world – the Angel Falls with a height of 979 meters, is the 4th country in the world with the highest incidents of murder. There are 48 incidents of murder in this country for every 100,000 Venezuelans.

3. Jamaica

Jamaica is a popular country for tourism but sad to say that it is ranked number 3 in the world with the highest incidents of murder. Forty-nine are murdered for every 100,000 Jamaicans.     

2. Honduras

Honduras is a country located in Central America. The incidents of murder for every 100,000 Hondurans is about 49.9 making it the 2nd country in the world with the highest incidents of murder.

1. El Salvador

El Salvador is the country in the world with the highest incidents of murder. It is a country located in Central America and was once part of the Ancient Mayan Civilization. Statistically speaking, there are 55.3 people being murdered for every 100,000 El Salvadorians.

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Ruby Hawk

Oct 19th, 2012

I’m surprised. I thought the U.S. would have the highest rate of murders. It’s what we hear on TV day after day.l

LIVING BY GRACE

Oct 20th, 2012

The United States of America is probably not included on this list, because of the sheer size in population as compare to those other countries. Overall, the U.S. is really not all that bad compared to other countries which allow there citizens to bare arms, because most America gun owners are responsible gun owners and are not interested in using their guns to go out and murder their fellow neighbors. If this were not true, then the U.S. would be in all out war with each other and millions of people would be piling up in the streets everyday. Most U.S. murders happen in the inner-cities among gangs and drug dealers and armed robbers, but rarely between two responsible gun owners deputing…it does happen, but not too often.

Good article and good information to be made aware of.

Farzeela Fee Faisal

Oct 20th, 2012

Good info, but are you not talking about those murders that are reported officially, what about the unofficial gang wars and crimes that goes unreported? On what source and statistics are these countries topped upon?

Melody SJAL

Oct 20th, 2012

Most of these countries are in Latin America. I.m surprised and glad that no Asian countries are included.

Tulan

Nov 8th, 2012

You have some interesting information here.

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