According to a report released by the United Nations on April 10, Jamaica has the 6th highest murder rate of all countries in the world.
At the top of the list is Honduras. There were 90.4 homicides per 100,000 people in Honduras in 2012, according to this year’s report from the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime.
The report assessed the intentional homicides of about 437,000 people around the world in that year.
Honduras was also number one in the office’s last report, released in 2011.
In the Americas, homicide rates have been five to eight times higher than those of Europe and Asia since the mid-1950s, the study says, describing the phenomenon as “the legacy of decades of political and crime-related violence.”
Here’s a list of the top ten countries with the highest homicide rates according to the report:
Honduras: 90.4 (per 100,000)
El Salvador: 41.2
Saint Kitts and Nevis: 33.6
South Africa: 31.0
The report also provides a look at what kinds of weapons were used in homicides around the world.
Sharp objects: 24%
Source: Global Study on Homicide 2013, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
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