15 Countries with the Highest Deaths and Murders – Ranked!

Posted by , Updated on February 7, 2019

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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!


15

St. Lucia

st luciaSource: https://travel.usnews.com/St_Lucia/

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.

14

St Vincent and the Grenadines

St. VincentSource: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/murder-rates-by-country.html

Located in the Lesser Antilles islands, St Vincent and the Grenadines has an average murder rate of 25.61.

13

Colombia

bogotaSource: https://www.insightcrime.org/colombia-organized-crime-news/colombia/

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.

12

Brazil

nightbrazilpicSource: https://www.numbeo.com/crime/country_result.jsp?country=Brazil

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.

11

The Bahamas

nassaupicslumsSource: http://www.magneticmediatv.com/2017/06/bahamas-ranked-12th-highest-homicide-rate-in-the-world/

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.



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