Our list, 15 Countries with the Highest Deaths and Murders – Ranked!’ is a bit morbid, but seriously though: you’ve wondered about this list before. Some countries are very safe for foreigners while others can be like playing a game of Russian roulette!
Many countries on this list have homicides that might leave you breathless. If you do decide to throw caution to the wind and go to some of these places, then please take all precautions to ensure your safety. If anything, you can go in knowing what you’re getting yourself into. Here are 15 Countries with the Highest Deaths and Murders – Ranked!
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St. Lucia is located in the West Indies and although it’s a tourist spot by many Americans, it has a homicide rate of 21.56 per 100,000 people. Yet, if you’re thinking about vacationing there, St. Lucia is still safe.
Colombia’s murder rate has dropped significantly in the last 30 years, but it’s still relatively high; some of the country is still overrun by guerrilla groups. Colombia has an average murder rate of 26.5 per 100,000 individuals.
Many sections of Brazil are very beautiful and safe, but there are certain parts where crime, especially murder, is prevalent, such as Sao Paulo. Brazil has an average rate of 26.74. The crime in Brazil has been increasing for the last three years.
The Bahamas is probably the first pick for vacationing among families and spring breakers. However, in 2017, it was number 12 on the list of countries with the highest murder rate. On average, it has 29.81 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.
Sadly, Trinidad and Tobago are rife with a crime involving tourists. If you’re a tourist visiting the country, it’s advised that you stay within a group. Most crimes, including murder, happen in deserted areas. The average rate of murder is 30.88 per 100,000 people.
Jamaica has the 4th highest rate of murder with 43.21 per 100,000 people. The murder rate has remained steady for years. However, at one point, it was 58 per 100,000 people. Even though it dropped, it was still not enough to push it off this list.
If you watch the news or read a paper, then you know about Venezuela’s ongoing crisis. The country is so poor that money has no value. As one can imagine, it has a murder rate of 57.15 people. Caracas, their capital, is said to be the most dangerous city in the world.
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