Organized Crime & Gangs

Honduras, Venezuela have world’s highest murder rates: U.N.

“Honduras retains the world’s highest murder rate, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday, with the Americas overtaking Africa as the region with the most peacetime murders per 100,000 people. Torn apart by gang warfare and invaded by Mexican drug cartels, the Central American nation of Honduras had a 2012 murder rate of 90.4 homicides per 100,000 people, almost double Venezuela’s rate of 53.7.”

Source: Honduras, Venezuela have world’s highest murder rates: U.N. | Reuters

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