Ten Caribbean Nations More Dangerous Than The U.S.

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A man murdered in daylight in an alley in Belize. (Belize Times image)
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A man murdered in daylight in an alley in Belize. (Belize Times image)

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 22, 2016: When it comes to murders worldwide, there is no denying that the Caribbean has been blighted by a rise in homicides in recent years. NAN compared murder rates from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for every 100,000 people in top Caribbean nations to the U.S. and found that in several nations, a U.S. national’s chance of being murdered is higher than in the U.S. Here are the top 10:

1: Belize

You are 11.9 times more likely to be murdered in Belize than in the U.S. Forty-five in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in Belize compared to about 4 in The United States according to the UN data.

2: Jamaica

You are 11.3 times more likely to be murdered if living in Jamaica than in the U.S. Forty-three in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in Jamaica compared to about 4 in The United States.

3: St. Kitts/Nevis

You are 8.8 times more likely to be murdered in St. Kitts and Nevis. Thirty-three in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in St. Kitts and Nevis compared to about 4 in The United States.

4: Trinidad & Tobago

You are 7.9 times more likely to be murdered in the oil rich nation of T&T. some 30 people in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in Trinidad and Tobago compared to about 4 in The United States.

 

5: The Bahamas

You are 7.8 times more likely to be murdered in the Bahamas than in the U.S. Twenty-nine in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in Bahamas compared to about 4 in The United States.

6: Puerto Rico

You are 7 times more likely to be murdered in Puerto Rico. Twenty-six in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in Puerto Rico compared to about 4 in The United States.

7: St. Vincent & The Grenadines

You are 6.7 times more likely to be murdered in St. Vincent & The Grenadines than in the U.S. Twenty-five in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in St. Vincent and the Grenadines compared to about four in The United States.

8: The Dominican Republic

You are  5.8 times more likely to be murdered in the DR. 22 in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in Dominican Republic compared to about 4 in The United States.

9: St. Lucia

You are 5.7 times more likely to be murdered. Twenty-one in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in St. Lucia compared to about four in The United States.

10: Guyana

You are 5.1 times more likely to be murdered in Guyana than in the U.S. 19 in every 100,000 people are murdered annually in Guyana compared to about four in The United States.