Meet The Latin America Countries With Higher Murder Rates Than The U.S.

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Police surround the body of a woman murdered in Tegucigalpa, on April 26, 2016. (Photo Credit: ORLANDO SIERRA)
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Police surround the body of a woman murdered in Tegucigalpa, on April 26, 2016. (Photo Credit: ORLANDO SIERRA)
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By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 9, 2016: Homicide rates in Latin America has seen a spike in recent years, surpassing the U.S. in some instances due to a number of factors, including drug crimes, gang warfare and deportations. NAN compared murder rates from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for every 100,000 people in top Latin American nations to the U.S. and found that in several, a U.S. national’s chance of being murdered is higher than in the U.S. Here are the top 10:

1: Honduras

You are 22 times more likely to be murdered in Honduras than in the U.S. Annually, 84 persons in every 100,000 are murdered in Honduras compared to less than four in the United States.

2: Venezuela

If Venezuela was your home instead of the U.S, you would be 14 times more likely to be murdered. Annually, 53 in every 100,000 people are murdered in Venezuela compared to less than four in the United States.

3: El Salvador

In El Salvador, you are 10 times more likely to be murdered. Thirty-nine people in every 100,000 are murdered their annually compared to less than four in the United States.

4: Guatemala

In Guatemala, you are 9 times more likely to be murdered. Some 35 people in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in Guatemala compared to less than four in the United States.

5: Colombia

In Colombia, you are 8 times more likely to be murdered. Some 32 people in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in Colombia compared to less than four in the United States.

6: Brazil

In South America’s largest nation, you are 7 times more likely to be murdered that in the U.S. Some 26 people in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in Brazil compared to less than four in the United States.

7: Mexico

If Mexico was your home instead of the United States, you would be 5 times more likely to be murdered. Some 19 people in every 100,000 are murdered annually in Mexico compared to less than four in the United States.

8: Ecuador

In Ecuador, the murder rate is less but you are still 3 times more likely to be murdered their than in the U.S. Twelve in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in Ecuador compared to less than four in the United States.

9: Bolivia

In Bolivia, you are 3 times more likely to be murdered with 12 in every 100,000 people murdered annually in Bolivia compared to less than four in the United States.

10: Argentina

Seven in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in Argentina compared to less than four in the United States.