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Belize Fifth Most Violent Country in the World

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Belize’s murder rate is among the world’s top five, with 39 murders per hundred thousand people.

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Belize’s Murder Rate Among World’s Top Five

There have been a staggering nine murders in the past eight days, eight of them in the Belize district.
That brings the murder total for 2012 to thirty – which is a little behind last year’s figures, which showed 37 murders at this time. And while overall murder figures were down last year, according to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in 2011 Belize was the fifth most dangerous country in the world.

The ranking is based on murders per one hundred thousand citizens, and with 39 per hundred thousand, Belize is tied with Guatemala and Jamaica.

Coming out as the most dangerous country was Honduras with 86, and following close behind was El Salvador with 71. Saint Kitts and Nevis came next with 68 and was trailed by Venezuela with 67.

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