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10 Countries Who Have The Highest Murder Rates



Our world has been known to be quite dangerous at times. It would seem every single day we hear about someone being killed, whether it be within our area or somewhere on the other side of the world. It is unfortunate, but the murder rate across the world is steadily rising. The ease of access certain people have to weapons, including firearms and blades, has become a widespread problem. Here are ten countries who currently boast the highest murder rates in the world.

Honduras, 90.4

Honduras is home to over 8.25 million people, but they also hold the record for highest murder rate of any country in the entire world. With an average of 90.4 murders per 100,000 people, that means almost every 1,000th person is killed in some fashion.

Venezuela, 53.7

Venezuela, located on the northern coast of South America, is known as the world’s largest oil exporter. What most people don’t know, however, is that only 19-percent of local citizens feel safe when they walk around at night. Over 50 people out of every 100,000 are killed each year, and this number is growing.