Jamaica has ranked third on a list of the most murderous countries in the world.
The list is a part of the United Nations and the World Health Organization 2014 Global Status Report on Violence Prevention.
The Global status report on violence prevention 2014, reflects data from 133 countries, is the first report of its kind to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner and sexual violence, and elder abuse.
Across the globe in 2012, there were 475,000 murder victims.
Sixty percent were males between 15 and 44 years old. Half of the homicide victims were killed by the gun.
Honduras sits atop the list, with roughly 103 murders per 100,000 people followed by Venezuela with an average 57.6 murders per 100.000.
Jamaica is third with 45.1 murders per 100,000 people. Belize and Colombia are ranked 4th and 5th respectively to complete the top 5.
Other countries in the region included in the top twenty are: Trinidad and Tobago (10th), the Bahamas(11th), Haiti(12th), the Dominican Republic (13th), and Guyana (15th).