Top 10 Countries With the World's Highest Murder Rates

Murders are largely concentrated in two regions: the Americas and Africa. In 2012, the Americas overtook Africa as the region with the highest rate of killings.
Created on 1/22/2016, source:

The Top Ten

1 Honduras Honduras Honduras became an independent nation in September 15, 1821. Bordering Countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Capital: Tegucigalpa, FM Population: 8 Million Language: Spanish Major Exports: Coffee, Bananas, Apparel, and Palm Oil. Currency: Lempira

Honduras should definitely be number one because it is like world domination there. I've actually been there and as I was crossing the street I looked to my left and across the street I saw some dude standing there minding his own beeswax when some other dude walked up to him, I thought he was going to just walk past him so I looked to my right to see if there was a car coming but nobody was around just those two dudes across the street and me so I'm about to cross when I look to my left again and the guy who was originally standing there was now lying down on the ground DEAD and soaking in a pool of blood and there was no sign of the other guy. And This all happened in slow motion so I am just standing there watching this guy, stabbed and dying and my iPhone was dead so I looked around to see my if anybody was around but this was a ghost street so I went back to my hotel and told my husband what had happened and we rushed outside to the dying guy but then we heard a mans voice ...more

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2 Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America.
3 Belize Belize Belize is a country on the eastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in Central America whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole and Spanish are also commonly spoken.
4 El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.

This country has drug wars

5 Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast.
6 Jamaica Jamaica Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.
7 Swaziland Swaziland

A small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa. - Metal_Treasure

8 Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, is a two-island country in the West Indies.
9 South Africa South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana more.
10 Colombia Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic more.

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