10 Countries Who Have The Highest Murder Rates

Belize, 44.7

Belize has a population of around 340,000 people, and is one of the least densely populated countries in all of Central America. Despite that fact, the country has a high homicide rate of around 45 murders for every 100,000 people. Belize City is where murders are most common.

El Salvador, 41.2

El Salvador, after being affected by a long-term, devastating civil war, is one Central American country no one wants to visit these days. Thanks to gang-related crime and juvenile delinquency, over 60-percent of all murders were committed by local gangs competing for territory and power. 41 people out of every 100,000 are killed.