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Interactive MapIntroductionMost Dangerous CountriesMost Dangerous Countries in the WorldMost Dangerous Country in the WorldHomicide Rate by CountryAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCentral African RepublicChadChileColombiaComorosCosta RicaCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDemocratic Republic of the CongoDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEswatiniEthiopiaFijiFinlandFranceGabonGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGrenadaGuamGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyIvory CoastJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLithuaniaLuxembourgMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNorth KoreaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestinePanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeople's Republic of ChinaPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRepublic of MacedoniaRepublic of the CongoRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSan MarinoSão Tomé and PríncipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandThe BahamasThe GambiaTogoTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited States of AmericaUnited States Virgin IslandsUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamYemenZambiaZimbabweFAQsWhat are the top 10 most dangerous countries?How are the 10 most dangerous countries ranked?What is the most dangerous country in the world?

Most Dangerous Countries in the World

It is a fact that some countries are more dangerous than others, and this is especially true in Latin America. Countries such as El Salvador, Venezuela, Guatemala, Colombia, and Honduras have been named among the most dangerous places in the world due to their high levels of violence and gang activity. In El Salvador for example, homicides have been steadily increasing since 2017, with 2018 having the highest number of homicides in the country’s history. Similarly in Venezuela, extreme poverty and crime are on the rise with thousands of Venezuelans fleeing to neighboring countries in search of safety. Guatemala also has its struggles with crime as drug traffickers make use of its location as a transit route for illegal goods while parts of Colombia remain plagued by guerrilla warfare and political unrest. Finally, Honduras has one of the highest homicide rates globally due to gang related violence and organized crime activities. All five countries mentioned represent just a few examples of how Latin American nations can be particularly dangerous places to live or visit; they are among the top 10 most dangerous countries in the world.

#CountryHomicide RateGun Death RateStabbing Death RateRobbery Rate
1El Salvador48.71 per 100k35.5 per 100k5.69 per 100k70.8
2Venezuela38.99 per 100k32.75 per 100k2.22 per 100k
3Lesotho35.95 per 100k5.3 per 100k16.38 per 100k
4Colombia35.71 per 100k24.8 per 100k6.55 per 100k
5Guatemala35.4 per 100k28.23 per 100k3.08 per 100k1.5
6South Africa34.4 per 100k4.87 per 100k16.95 per 100k
7Honduras33.84 per 100k21.22 per 100k6.66 per 100k236.1
8Brazil30.42 per 100k20.8 per 100k4.56 per 100k560.5
9The Bahamas29.4 per 100k19.72 per 100k5.16 per 100k24.4
10Haiti28.38 per 100k9.79 per 100k7.14 per 100k
11Belize27.76 per 100k15.04 per 100k7.35 per 100k
12United States Virgin Islands25.32 per 100k19.29 per 100k2.71 per 100k
13Mexico24.55 per 100k15.55 per 100k3.76 per 100k
14Guyana23.22 per 100k10.22 per 100k6.5 per 100k156.4
15Trinidad and Tobago22.77 per 100k15.21 per 100k3.69 per 100k
16Eswatini20.56 per 100k3.66 per 100k9.31 per 100k
17Botswana20.07 per 100k3.48 per 100k8.88 per 100k
18Saint Vincent and the Grenadines19.99 per 100k9.11 per 100k6.54 per 100k
19Puerto Rico19.77 per 100k19.72 per 100k0.71 per 100k
20Dominican Republic18.32 per 100k11.28 per 100k4 per 100k15.8
21Namibia18.21 per 100k3.37 per 100k8.08 per 100k
22Saint Lucia18.06 per 100k9.14 per 100k5.57 per 100k
23Saint Kitts and Nevis16.87 per 100k10.99 per 100k2.16 per 100k92.7
24Russia15.19 per 100k0.72 per 100k4.32 per 100k4.6
25Panama15.02 per 100k10.6 per 100k2.39 per 100k
26Jamaica14.95 per 100k10.06 per 100k2.87 per 100k41.3
27Philippines13.88 per 100k8.28 per 100k4.9 per 100k
28Afghanistan13.1 per 100k1.32 per 100k1.14 per 100k
29Somalia12.67 per 100k5.06 per 100k3.76 per 100k
30Ukraine11.99 per 100k0.62 per 100k3.35 per 100k
31Paraguay11.88 per 100k7.11 per 100k3.41 per 100k300.1
32Iraq11.43 per 100k6.57 per 100k0.58 per 100k
33Dominica11.25 per 100k3.53 per 100k4.64 per 100k119.8
34Eritrea11.15 per 100k4.11 per 100k3.19 per 100k
35Palau11.06 per 100k0.78 per 100k1.15 per 100k
36Barbados10.96 per 100k4.3 per 100k3.48 per 100k70.4
37Ecuador10.84 per 100k5.5 per 100k2.93 per 100k448.1
38Costa Rica10.66 per 100k6.94 per 100k1.85 per 100k1,043
39Mali10.56 per 100k4.45 per 100k3.6 per 100k
40Papua New Guinea9.96 per 100k1.16 per 100k3.57 per 100k
41Guinea-Bissau9.59 per 100k3.43 per 100k2.67 per 100k
42Zimbabwe9.55 per 100k0.88 per 100k2.41 per 100k
43Kazakhstan9.53 per 100k0.56 per 100k3.88 per 100k
44Burkina Faso9.43 per 100k3.91 per 100k2.59 per 100k
45South Sudan9.42 per 100k2.78 per 100k4.43 per 100k
46Comoros9.4 per 100k3.16 per 100k2.69 per 100k
47Kenya9.17 per 100k3.75 per 100k2.43 per 100k
48Djibouti9.08 per 100k3.39 per 100k2.44 per 100k
49Zambia8.86 per 100k3.71 per 100k2.26 per 100k
50Ivory Coast8.82 per 100k3.28 per 100k2.44 per 100k
51Mongolia8.51 per 100k0.22 per 100k2.53 per 100k
52Suriname8.47 per 100k2.89 per 100k2.21 per 100k
53Niger8.42 per 100k2.83 per 100k3.26 per 100k
54Belarus8.17 per 100k0.43 per 100k2.22 per 100k15.1
55Laos7.82 per 100k2.47 per 100k3.86 per 100k
56Guinea7.8 per 100k2.65 per 100k2.11 per 100k
57Marshall Islands7.66 per 100k1.07 per 100k2.08 per 100k
58Chad7.53 per 100k2.99 per 100k2.04 per 100k
59Benin7.09 per 100k2.57 per 100k1.93 per 100k
60Nauru7.09 per 100k1.18 per 100k1.88 per 100k
61Latvia7.08 per 100k0.42 per 100k2.48 per 100k
62Central African Republic7.06 per 100k1.27 per 100k3.41 per 100k
63Togo7.06 per 100k2.51 per 100k1.93 per 100k
64Ethiopia6.67 per 100k2.91 per 100k1.84 per 100k
65Argentina6.39 per 100k3.64 per 100k1.62 per 100k1,068.8
66Northern Mariana Islands6.34 per 100k0.97 per 100k0.94 per 100k
67Palestine6.19 per 100k5.01 per 100k0.4 per 100k
68Uruguay6.16 per 100k4.02 per 100k1.62 per 100k884.7
69Mozambique6.13 per 100k2.36 per 100k1.51 per 100k
70Grenada6.11 per 100k0.66 per 100k0.61 per 100k41.1
71Tanzania6.1 per 100k2.22 per 100k
72Nicaragua6.06 per 100k2.9 per 100k2.01 per 100k174.2
73Nigeria6.03 per 100k1.81 per 100k2.37 per 100k
74Pakistan6 per 100k0.93 per 100k1.51 per 100k
75Uganda5.78 per 100k2.2 per 100k1.44 per 100k
76Thailand5.75 per 100k3.11 per 100k1.15 per 100k
77Cuba5.65 per 100k0.28 per 100k3.85 per 100k
78Moldova5.65 per 100k0.29 per 100k16
79United States of America5.4 per 100k4.12 per 100k0.6 per 100k81.4
80Lithuania5.38 per 100k0.3 per 100k1.58 per 100k24.1
81Solomon Islands5.22 per 100k1.91 per 100k1.88 per 100k
82São Tomé and Príncipe5.17 per 100k1.54 per 100k1.42 per 100k
83Bolivia5.12 per 100k2.56 per 100k1.22 per 100k108.9
84Antigua and Barbuda5.11 per 100k1.9 per 100k0.8 per 100k63.8
85Armenia5.06 per 100k0.64 per 100k0.79 per 100k8.4
86Mauritania4.98 per 100k1.83 per 100k1.37 per 100k
87Seychelles4.91 per 100k1.69 per 100k2.14 per 100k
88Republic of the Congo4.66 per 100k0.89 per 100k2.21 per 100k
89Kyrgyzstan4.54 per 100k0.4 per 100k1.92 per 100k
90Estonia4.45 per 100k0.27 per 100k1.59 per 100k
91Chile4.36 per 100k1.82 per 100k2.09 per 100k652
92Gabon4.36 per 100k0.8 per 100k2.12 per 100k
93Turkmenistan4.21 per 100k0.62 per 100k1.48 per 100k
94Lebanon4.18 per 100k1.3 per 100k0.53 per 100k
95Fiji3.88 per 100k0.16 per 100k0.34 per 100k
96Equatorial Guinea3.84 per 100k0.68 per 100k2 per 100k
97Rwanda3.64 per 100k1.06 per 100k0.76 per 100k
98Azerbaijan3.62 per 100k0.27 per 100k0.8 per 100k4.1
99Sri Lanka3.51 per 100k1 per 100k1.28 per 100k13.8
100Montenegro3.43 per 100k0.99 per 100k0.32 per 100k15.1
101Georgia3.41 per 100k1.2 per 100k0.86 per 100k9.3
102Peru3.36 per 100k1.44 per 100k0.69 per 100k
103Democratic Republic of the Congo3.3 per 100k0.49 per 100k1.65 per 100k
104Angola3.23 per 100k0.61 per 100k1.49 per 100k
105Guam3.23 per 100k0.58 per 100k0.56 per 100k
106Cameroon3.15 per 100k1.03 per 100k0.85 per 100k
107North Korea3.15 per 100k0.12 per 100k1.56 per 100k
108Jordan3.03 per 100k1.51 per 100k0.45 per 100k
109Bermuda3 per 100k1.5 per 100k0.67 per 100k
110Cambodia2.98 per 100k0.95 per 100k1.43 per 100k
111India2.94 per 100k0.56 per 100k0.64 per 100k
112Uzbekistan2.89 per 100k0.08 per 100k1.82 per 100k1.2
113Liberia2.66 per 100k0.84 per 100k0.73 per 100k
114Bulgaria2.63 per 100k0.55 per 100k0.67 per 100k16.9
115Iran2.62 per 100k0.6 per 100k0.11 per 100k
116Yemen2.6 per 100k0.83 per 100k0.34 per 100k
117Bosnia and Herzegovina2.55 per 100k0.26 per 100k0.35 per 100k20
118Mauritius2.49 per 100k0.17 per 100k1.06 per 100k
119Bangladesh2.48 per 100k0.78 per 100k0.31 per 100k
120Tajikistan2.46 per 100k0.18 per 100k0.79 per 100k
121Ghana2.45 per 100k0.73 per 100k0.83 per 100k
122Serbia2.32 per 100k0.82 per 100k0.48 per 100k13.6
123Slovakia2.17 per 100k0.25 per 100k0.45 per 100k7.5
124Albania2.09 per 100k1.39 per 100k0.29 per 100k3.4
125Syria2.07 per 100k1 per 100k0.49 per 100k
126Republic of Macedonia2.03 per 100k0.98 per 100k0.28 per 100k
127Israel1.98 per 100k1.05 per 100k0.6 per 100k
128Romania1.98 per 100k0.06 per 100k0.76 per 100k17.9
129Maldives1.97 per 100k0.15 per 100k0.93 per 100k
130Turkey1.97 per 100k1.05 per 100k0.57 per 100k13.1
131Madagascar1.94 per 100k0.6 per 100k0.54 per 100k
132Libya1.92 per 100k0.59 per 100k0.25 per 100k
133Bahrain1.87 per 100k0.36 per 100k0.2 per 100k
134Malaysia1.84 per 100k0.35 per 100k0.47 per 100k
135Malawi1.8 per 100k0.62 per 100k0.44 per 100k
136Sierra Leone1.78 per 100k0.5 per 100k0.48 per 100k
137Nepal1.76 per 100k0.1 per 100k0.31 per 100k
138Poland1.6 per 100k0.08 per 100k0.49 per 100k17.1
139Cyprus1.58 per 100k0.51 per 100k0.29 per 100k4.6
140Portugal1.56 per 100k0.4 per 100k0.32 per 100k106.8
141Sudan1.53 per 100k0.51 per 100k0.19 per 100k
142Canada1.51 per 100k0.5 per 100k0.49 per 100k
143Finland1.49 per 100k0.21 per 100k0.55 per 100k32.6
144Hungary1.49 per 100k0.07 per 100k0.41 per 100k6.5
145Taiwan1.45 per 100k0.11 per 100k0.28 per 100k
146Belgium1.43 per 100k0.34 per 100k0.36 per 100k
147South Korea1.4 per 100k0.02 per 100k0.31 per 100k
148Brunei1.39 per 100k0.07 per 100k
149Australia1.31 per 100k0.18 per 100k0.48 per 100k
150Vietnam1.31 per 100k0.12 per 100k0.75 per 100k
151Myanmar1.29 per 100k0.38 per 100k0.53 per 100k0
152New Zealand1.28 per 100k0.15 per 100k0.4 per 100k
153Greece1.26 per 100k0.35 per 100k0.34 per 100k41
154Senegal1.24 per 100k0.44 per 100k0.32 per 100k
155Sweden1.17 per 100k0.25 per 100k0.35 per 100k90
156Vanuatu1.17 per 100k0.17 per 100k0.31 per 100k
157Malta1.13 per 100k0.45 per 100k0.31 per 100k39.5
158Saudi Arabia1.13 per 100k0.17 per 100k0.14 per 100k0.4
159Croatia1.11 per 100k0.34 per 100k0.35 per 100k20.3
160Algeria1.1 per 100k0.31 per 100k0.14 per 100k
161Luxembourg1.1 per 100k0.21 per 100k0.39 per 100k
162Burundi1.05 per 100k0.28 per 100k0.39 per 100k
163Bhutan0.99 per 100k0.1 per 100k0.19 per 100k
164Czech Republic0.99 per 100k0.15 per 100k0.32 per 100k13.5
165Morocco0.97 per 100k0.46 per 100k0.4 per 100k
166Kuwait0.94 per 100k0.28 per 100k0.37 per 100k
167United Arab Emirates0.94 per 100k0.3 per 100k0.1 per 100k2.8
168Qatar0.93 per 100k0.13 per 100k0.48 per 100k
169Slovenia0.92 per 100k0.18 per 100k0.25 per 100k12.2
170Indonesia0.87 per 100k0.06 per 100k0.41 per 100k
171Netherlands0.84 per 100k0.23 per 100k0.25 per 100k50.5
172People's Republic of China0.84 per 100k0.02 per 100k0.32 per 100k
173France0.81 per 100k0.32 per 100k0.2 per 100k43.8
174Italy0.81 per 100k0.35 per 100k0.19 per 100k41
175Austria0.79 per 100k0.13 per 100k0.18 per 100k29.3
176Denmark0.75 per 100k0.15 per 100k0.22 per 100k29.4
177Germany0.73 per 100k0.08 per 100k0.23 per 100k43.2
178Spain0.73 per 100k0.13 per 100k0.36 per 100k140.9
179The Gambia0.69 per 100k0.24 per 100k0.19 per 100k
180Iceland0.68 per 100k0.06 per 100k0.23 per 100k15.9
181Tunisia0.68 per 100k0.2 per 100k0.08 per 100k
182Oman0.66 per 100k0.03 per 100k0.08 per 100k
183Ireland0.64 per 100k0.18 per 100k0.16 per 100k41.8
184Switzerland0.62 per 100k0.18 per 100k0.16 per 100k21.8
185Norway0.61 per 100k0.07 per 100k0.25 per 100k16.4
186Andorra0.57 per 100k0.08 per 100k0.12 per 100k10.4
187Japan0.56 per 100k0.02 per 100k0.09 per 100k
188Egypt0.52 per 100k0.38 per 100k0.09 per 100k
189United Kingdom0.51 per 100k0.04 per 100k0.08 per 100k
190San Marino0.5 per 100k0.08 per 100k0.12 per 100k
191Monaco0.46 per 100k0.09 per 100k0.08 per 100k
192Singapore0.44 per 100k0.01 per 100k0.12 per 100k1

Most Dangerous Countries

Countries all over the globe experience different levels of violence, due to a number of factors such as development levels, poverty rates, economic opportunities and many more. Calculating the homicide rate worldwide gives us insight into which nations are the most dangerous and which are not. The most dangerous country in the world is El Salvador with a homicide rate of 48.71 homicides per 100,000 people and coming in close behind, ranking second, is Venezuela with a homicide rate of 38.99. The following four counties, Lesotho, ranking third, Colombia, ranking fourth, Guatemala, ranking fifth, South Africa, ranking sixth, all have homicide rates ranging from 35.95 to 34.4. While the remainder of the top ten, Honduras, ranking seventh, Brazil, ranking eighth, the Bahamas, ranking ninth, and Haiti, ranking tenth, all have homicide rates going from 33.84 to 28.38 homicides per 100,000 people.

Most Dangerous Countries in the World

1. El Salvador – 48.71
2. Venezuela – 38.99
3. Lesotho – 35.95
4. Colombia – 35.71
5. Guatemala – 35.4
6. South Africa – 34.4
7. Honduras – 33.84
8. Brazil – 30.42
9. The Bahamas – 29.4
10. Haiti – 28.38

Most Dangerous Country in the World

El Salvador has been named the most dangerous country in the world for 2018 and had the highest homicide rate of any nation in 2017, with an average of 84 homicides per 100,000 people. It was found that organized crime groups and gangs operate freely throughout much of El Salvador’s territory and are often linked to human rights violations. These groups are heavily involved in numerous illicit activities such as drug trafficking, money laundering and extortion. Due to its weak government institutions and economic instability, El Salvador has high levels of poverty, lack of basic services such as healthcare and education and an inadequate judicial system which fails to deliver justice. This combined with a lack of access to safety nets or resources makes living conditions very challenging for many people in El Salvador. As a result of these precarious circumstances, it is estimated that over one million people have left El Salvador since 2012 looking for safety elsewhere. This migration crisis shows just how risky living conditions in El Salvador have become and why it is considered to be the most dangerous country in the world today.

Homicide Rate by Country

Afghanistan

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13.1 per 100k

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#28

1.32 per 100k

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#73

1.14 per 100k

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#92

Afghanistan is the twenty-eighth most dangerous country in the world with a homicide rate of 13.1 per 100,000 people. This deadly rate of violence is primarily attributed to decades of conflict and civil war that have ravaged the country since 1979. The uncertainty created by these wars has caused a breakdown in law and order, allowing organized crime and militant groups to thrive. Furthermore, limited access to education and economic opportunities has deepened poverty and instability in Afghanistan, resulting in an increase in violent crimes and further perpetuating the cycle of violence in the region.

Albania

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2.09 per 100k

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#124

1.39 per 100k

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#72

0.29 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#159

Ranked in the World

#62

Violent crime in Albania is a serious problem, with the country ranking one hundred and twenty-fourth in the world for violent crime rate and the country’s reported homicide rate is 2.09 per 100,000 people. This figure can be attributed to the fact that there are still various challenges in the country such as poverty, weak rule of law, and corruption. The use of firearms is common in Albania and has been responsible for many deaths over the years. To combat this issue, the Albanian government has implemented initiatives such as increasing law enforcement presence in high-crime areas and increasing penalties for perpetrators of violent crimes. Additionally, various NGOs have been active in promoting public education programs to raise awareness about violence prevention and encourage citizens to become more involved in their communities to foster greater safety and security.

Algeria

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1.1 per 100k

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#160

0.31 per 100k

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#138

0.14 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#179

Andorra

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0.57 per 100k

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#186

0.08 per 100k

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#178

0.12 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#181

10.4

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#53

Angola

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3.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#104

0.61 per 100k

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#109

1.49 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#81

Antigua and Barbuda

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5.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#84

1.9 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#63

0.8 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#99

63.8

Ranked in the World

#20

Argentina

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6.39 per 100k

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#65

3.64 per 100k

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#39

1.62 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#74

1,068.8

Ranked in the World

#1

Armenia

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5.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#85

0.64 per 100k

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#105

0.79 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#101

Ranked in the World

#55

Australia

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1.31 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#149

0.18 per 100k

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#156

0.48 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#125

Australia is one of the least dangerous countries in the world, ranking one hundred and forty-ninth in the world based on its homicide rate of 1.31 per 100,000 people. The Australian government is proactive in ensuring public safety, spending significant resources on policing, creating safer communities through crime prevention initiatives, and providing financial assistance to victims of crime. The work of local authorities across the country has helped reduce the incidence of violent crimes such as homicides on an annual basis.

Austria

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0.79 per 100k

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#175

0.13 per 100k

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#169

0.18 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#176

29.3

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#32

Azerbaijan

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3.62 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#98

0.27 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#145

0.8 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#100

Ranked in the World

#61

Bahrain

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1.87 per 100k

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#133

0.36 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#131

0.2 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#170

Bangladesh

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2.48 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#119

0.78 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#99

0.31 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#154

Barbados

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10.96 per 100k

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#36

4.3 per 100k

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#31

3.48 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#29

70.4

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#19

Belarus

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8.17 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#54

0.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#125

2.22 per 100k

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#52

15.1

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#45

Belgium

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1.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#146

0.34 per 100k

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#135

0.36 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#141

Belize

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27.76 per 100k

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#11

15.04 per 100k

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#12

7.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#6

Benin

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7.09 per 100k

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#59

2.57 per 100k

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#55

1.93 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#65

Bermuda

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3 per 100k

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#109

1.5 per 100k

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#70

0.67 per 100k

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#109

Bhutan

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0.99 per 100k

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#163

0.1 per 100k

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#175

0.19 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#172

Bolivia

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5.12 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#83

2.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#56

1.22 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#89

108.9

Ranked in the World

#13

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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2.55 per 100k

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#117

0.26 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#147

0.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#143

Ranked in the World

#37

Botswana

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20.07 per 100k

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#17

3.48 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#41

8.88 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#4

Brazil

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30.42 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#8

20.8 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#6

4.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#17

560.5

Ranked in the World

#5

Brazil is the eighth most dangerous country in the world based on its homicide rate of 30.42 per 100,000 people. Brazil also suffers from a high number of shootings, robberies, and carjackings. This environment of violence has been exacerbated in recent years by gang-related activity, including drug trafficking and other organized criminal activities. Furthermore, poverty and inequality are widespread throughout Brazil, leaving many people with no choice but to turn to criminal activities like drug trafficking in order to survive. As a result, violence has become pervasive throughout the country, leading to an increasingly dangerous environment for its citizens.

Brunei

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1.39 per 100k

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#148

0.07 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#183

Bulgaria

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2.63 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#114

0.55 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#116

0.67 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#110

16.9

Ranked in the World

#40

Burkina Faso

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9.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#44

3.91 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#35

2.59 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#41

Burundi

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1.05 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#162

0.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#142

0.39 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#138

Burundi is the one hundred and sixty-second most dangerous country in the world based on its homicide rate of 1.05 per 100,000 people. Crime rates in Burundi are significantly lower than those in many neighboring countries, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the majority of criminal activity is limited to petty crimes such as pickpocketing and theft. The Burundian government has also implemented various public safety measures including increased police presence on the streets and improved security in public places like markets.

Cambodia

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2.98 per 100k

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#110

0.95 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#90

1.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#84

Cameroon

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3.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#106

1.03 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#84

0.85 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#97

Canada

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1.51 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#142

0.5 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#119

0.49 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#122

Central African Republic

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7.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#62

1.27 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#75

3.41 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#30

Chad

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7.53 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#58

2.99 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#48

2.04 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#62

Chile

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4.36 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#91

1.82 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#65

2.09 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#60

Ranked in the World

#4

Colombia

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35.71 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#4

24.8 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#4

6.55 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#9

Comoros

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9.4 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#46

3.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#46

2.69 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#39

Costa Rica

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10.66 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#38

6.94 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#23

1.85 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#70

1,043

Ranked in the World

#2

Costa Rica ranks thirty-eighth in the world for violent crime rate and the country’s reported homicide rate is 10.66 per 100,000 people. This high rate of violence is mainly due to gang activity, drug trafficking, and political instability present throughout the country. The government of Costa Rica has dedicated substantial resources to combat organized crime and violence but has yet to see a significant decrease in numbers. In addition to this high rate of violent crime, there is also an increasing rate of property-related crimes such as burglary and robbery which further adds to Costa Rica’s insecurity problem.

Croatia

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1.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#159

0.34 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#136

0.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#144

20.3

Ranked in the World

#36

Cuba

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5.65 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#77

0.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#143

3.85 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#23

Cyprus

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1.58 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#139

0.51 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#117

0.29 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#160

Ranked in the World

#59

Czech Republic

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0.99 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#164

0.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#165

0.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#149

13.5

Ranked in the World

#49

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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3.3 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#103

0.49 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#121

1.65 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#73

Denmark

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0.75 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#176

0.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#166

0.22 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#169

29.4

Ranked in the World

#31

Djibouti

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9.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#48

3.39 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#43

2.44 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#44

Dominica

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11.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#33

3.53 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#40

4.64 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#16

119.8

Ranked in the World

#12

Dominican Republic

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18.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#20

11.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#13

4 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#20

15.8

Ranked in the World

#44

Ecuador

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10.84 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#37

5.5 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#25

2.93 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#36

448.1

Ranked in the World

#6

Egypt

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0.52 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#188

0.38 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#129

0.09 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#186

El Salvador

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48.71 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#1

35.5 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#1

5.69 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#12

70.8

Ranked in the World

#18

El Salvador is the most dangerous country in the world based on its homicide rate of 48.71 per 100,000 people. Gang violence is one of the primary reasons for such high levels of crime and insecurity in the country. The two most powerful gangs operating in El Salvador are MS-13 and Barrio 18 which have been known to be involved with organized crime and drug trafficking activities. Furthermore, a lack of economic opportunities has contributed to El Salvador's high levels of violence as many citizens are driven to crime due to poverty and unemployment.

Equatorial Guinea

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3.84 per 100k

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#96

0.68 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#103

2 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#64

Eritrea

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11.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#34

4.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#33

3.19 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#34

Estonia

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4.45 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#90

0.27 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#146

1.59 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#76

Eswatini

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20.56 per 100k

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#16

3.66 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#38

9.31 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#3

Ethiopia

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6.67 per 100k

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#64

2.91 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#49

1.84 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#71

Fiji

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3.88 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#95

0.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#164

0.34 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#146

Finland

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1.49 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#143

0.21 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#153

0.55 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#118

32.6

Ranked in the World

#30

France

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0.81 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#173

0.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#137

0.2 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#171

43.8

Ranked in the World

#22

Gabon

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4.36 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#92

0.8 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#98

2.12 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#58

Georgia

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3.41 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#101

1.2 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#77

0.86 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#96

Ranked in the World

#54

Germany

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0.73 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#177

0.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#179

0.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#167

43.2

Ranked in the World

#23

Ghana

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2.45 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#121

0.73 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#101

0.83 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#98

Greece

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1.26 per 100k

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#153

0.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#132

0.34 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#147

Ranked in the World

#27

Grenada

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6.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#70

0.66 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#104

0.61 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#112

41.1

Ranked in the World

#26

Guam

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3.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#105

0.58 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#113

0.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#117

Guatemala

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35.4 per 100k

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#5

28.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#3

3.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#35

Ranked in the World

#65

Guatemala ranks fifth in the world for violent crime rate and the country’s reported homicide rate is 35.40 per 100,000 people. The government has implemented several measures to reduce violence such as strengthening law enforcement and creating programs to reduce drug trafficking and gang activity. However, poverty and inequality remain major obstacles to reducing crime and have become increasingly important factors in driving criminal behavior. In addition, police corruption and a lack of resources for investigations have also contributed to high levels of crime in Guatemala, and many people are hesitant to report crimes due to fear of retaliation from perpetrators or doubt that the justice system will respond adequately. Consequently, organizations like Amnesty International have urged Guatemala’s government to prioritize improvements in safety and security for its citizens by combatting impunity, reforming police forces, and investing in social programs that aim to address the root causes of violence.

Guinea

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7.8 per 100k

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#56

2.65 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#54

2.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#59

Guinea-Bissau

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9.59 per 100k

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#41

3.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#42

2.67 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#40

Guyana

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23.22 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#14

10.22 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#16

6.5 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#11

156.4

Ranked in the World

#10

Haiti

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28.38 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#10

9.79 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#18

7.14 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#7

Haiti is the tenth most dangerous country in the world based on its homicide rate of 28.38 per 100,000 people. The country has endured a long history of civil unrest, poverty, and political instability and has been plagued by violence linked to gang activity, drug trafficking, and other criminal activities. There is also a severe lack of resources and infrastructure for public safety systems to respond to crises quickly. This means that perpetrators often go unpunished for their crimes and victims are left without any recourse or justice. Furthermore, inadequate access to healthcare services due to financial difficulties further compounds the issue as victims are unable to receive proper medical care after suffering from violent attacks. Finally, Haiti is located in a highly vulnerable area with neighboring nations struggling with similar issues which only serves to perpetuate the cycle of violence and crime in the country.

Honduras

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33.84 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#7

21.22 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#5

6.66 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#8

236.1

Ranked in the World

#8

Honduras is the seventh most dangerous country in the world based on its homicide rate of 33.84 per 100,000 people. This high level of violence is mainly due to the prevalence of gang-related activities, especially in rural areas, which has drastically increased the homicide rate in the country. This high level of violence is also affecting the stability of other sectors such as tourism and economic development. Furthermore, poverty is greatly contributing to this problem since it limits access to basic services and increases people's vulnerability to criminal activity. The government's limited resources have made it difficult to properly address these issues, making it hard for people living in Honduras to feel safe. With a combination of extreme poverty, lack of resources, and high levels of organized crime and violence, Honduras continues to rank as one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

Hungary

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1.49 per 100k

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#144

0.07 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#184

0.41 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#133

Ranked in the World

#57

Iceland

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0.68 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#180

0.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#186

0.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#168

15.9

Ranked in the World

#43

India

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2.94 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#111

0.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#114

0.64 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#111

Indonesia

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0.87 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#170

0.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#187

0.41 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#134

Iran

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2.62 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#115

0.6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#110

0.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#184

Iraq

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11.43 per 100k

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#32

6.57 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#24

0.58 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#115

Ireland

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0.64 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#183

0.18 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#157

0.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#177

41.8

Ranked in the World

#24

Israel

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1.98 per 100k

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#127

1.05 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#82

0.6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#113

Italy

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0.81 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#174

0.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#133

0.19 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#173

Ranked in the World

#28

Ivory Coast

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8.82 per 100k

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#50

3.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#45

2.44 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#45

Jamaica

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14.95 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#26

10.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#17

2.87 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#37

41.3

Ranked in the World

#25

Jamaica is the twenty-sixth most dangerous country in the world based on its homicide rate of 14.95 per 100,000 people. These homicides are often related to gang activity, with guns being the weapon of choice for many crimes. Jamaica's weak law enforcement system is also a major contributor to its high crime rates, with corruption and inadequate resources making it difficult for police to effectively combat crime. The socioeconomic climate in Jamaica is another factor, as high unemployment and poverty can lead to desperation and criminal behavior. Lastly, drug trafficking is rife in Jamaica and even affects rural areas, adding to the overall level of violence.

Japan

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0.56 per 100k

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#187

0.02 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#191

0.09 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#187

Jordan

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3.03 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#108

1.51 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#69

0.45 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#130

Kazakhstan

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9.53 per 100k

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#43

0.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#115

3.88 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#21

Kenya

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9.17 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#47

3.75 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#36

2.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#46

Kuwait

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0.94 per 100k

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#166

0.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#144

0.37 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#140

Kyrgyzstan

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4.54 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#89

0.4 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#127

1.92 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#67

Laos

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7.82 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#55

2.47 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#58

3.86 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#22

Latvia

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7.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#61

0.42 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#126

2.48 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#43

Lebanon

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4.18 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#94

1.3 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#74

0.53 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#120

Lesotho

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35.95 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#3

5.3 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#26

16.38 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#2

Liberia

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2.66 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#113

0.84 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#95

0.73 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#106

Libya

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1.92 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#132

0.59 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#112

0.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#163

Lithuania

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5.38 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#80

0.3 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#139

1.58 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#77

24.1

Ranked in the World

#34

Luxembourg

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1.1 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#161

0.21 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#154

0.39 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#139

Madagascar

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1.94 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#131

0.6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#111

0.54 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#119

Malawi

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1.8 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#135

0.62 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#106

0.44 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#132

Malaysia

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1.84 per 100k

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#134

0.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#134

0.47 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#129

Maldives

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1.97 per 100k

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#129

0.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#167

0.93 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#95

Mali

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10.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#39

4.45 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#30

3.6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#27

Malta

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1.13 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#157

0.45 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#123

0.31 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#155

39.5

Ranked in the World

#29

Marshall Islands

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7.66 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#57

1.07 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#80

2.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#61

Mauritania

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4.98 per 100k

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#86

1.83 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#64

1.37 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#86

Mauritius

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2.49 per 100k

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#118

0.17 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#161

1.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#93

Mexico

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24.55 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#13

15.55 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#10

3.76 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#24

Moldova

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5.65 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#78

0.29 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#141

Ranked in the World

#42

Monaco

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0.46 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#191

0.09 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#177

0.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#188

Mongolia

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8.51 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#51

0.22 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#152

2.53 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#42

Montenegro

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3.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#100

0.99 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#87

0.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#150

15.1

Ranked in the World

#46

Morocco

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0.97 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#165

0.46 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#122

0.4 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#135

Mozambique

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6.13 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#69

2.36 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#59

1.51 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#79

Myanmar

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1.29 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#151

0.38 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#130

0.53 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#121

Ranked in the World

#69

Namibia

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18.21 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#21

3.37 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#44

8.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#5

Nauru

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7.09 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#60

1.18 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#78

1.88 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#68

Nepal

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1.76 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#137

0.1 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#176

0.31 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#156

Netherlands

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0.84 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#171

0.23 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#151

0.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#164

50.5

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#21

New Zealand

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1.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#152

0.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#168

0.4 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#136

Nicaragua

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6.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#72

2.9 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#50

2.01 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#63

174.2

Ranked in the World

#9

Nicaragua is the seventy-second most dangerous country in the world based on its homicide rate of 6.06 per 100,000 people. This high rate of violent crime can be attributed to a number of factors including inadequate law enforcement, illegal drug trafficking, high poverty rates, and increasing gang activity. The government has also been accused of using excessive force against citizens participating in anti-government demonstrations, resulting in further violence and instability within the country. In addition to violent crimes such as homicide and assault, Nicaragua is also faced with a high rate of property crimes such as theft and burglary. The lack of effective law enforcement has enabled criminal networks to continue operating with impunity, making it difficult for citizens to feel safe.

Niger

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8.42 per 100k

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#53

2.83 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#52

3.26 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#33

Nigeria

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6.03 per 100k

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#73

1.81 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#66

2.37 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#49

North Korea

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3.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#107

0.12 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#172

1.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#78

Northern Mariana Islands

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6.34 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#66

0.97 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#89

0.94 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#94

Norway

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0.61 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#185

0.07 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#185

0.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#165

16.4

Ranked in the World

#41

Oman

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0.66 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#182

0.03 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#190

0.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#189

Pakistan

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6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#74

0.93 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#91

1.51 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#80

Palau

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11.06 per 100k

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#35

0.78 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#100

1.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#90

Palestine

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6.19 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#67

5.01 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#28

0.4 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#137

Panama

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15.02 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#25

10.6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#15

2.39 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#48

Papua New Guinea

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9.96 per 100k

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#40

1.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#79

3.57 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#28

Paraguay

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11.88 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#31

7.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#22

3.41 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#31

300.1

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#7

People's Republic of China

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0.84 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#172

0.02 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#192

0.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#151

Peru

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3.36 per 100k

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#102

1.44 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#71

0.69 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#108

Philippines

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13.88 per 100k

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#27

8.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#21

4.9 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#15

The Philippines is the twenty-seventh most dangerous country in the world based on its homicide rate of 13.88 per 100,000 people. The country is home to a number of illegal activities such as human trafficking, drug smuggling, and various organized crime operations that are responsible for a large portion of the homicides occurring in the country. Additionally, poverty and unemployment are also major factors that contribute to violence and unrest in the country as many people are struggling to make ends meet. Arguably one of the main reasons behind this surge in violence is the wide availability of firearms; according to estimates, there may be as many as two million unregistered firearms currently in circulation across the Philippines. Furthermore, weak law enforcement and corruption within government bodies have allowed criminal activity to skyrocket unchecked.

Poland

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1.6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#138

0.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#180

0.49 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#123

17.1

Ranked in the World

#39

Portugal

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1.56 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#140

0.4 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#128

0.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#152

106.8

Ranked in the World

#14

Puerto Rico

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19.77 per 100k

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#19

19.72 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#7

0.71 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#107

Qatar

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0.93 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#168

0.13 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#170

0.48 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#126

Republic of Macedonia

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2.03 per 100k

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#126

0.98 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#88

0.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#161

Republic of the Congo

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4.66 per 100k

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#88

0.89 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#93

2.21 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#54

Romania

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1.98 per 100k

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#128

0.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#188

0.76 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#103

17.9

Ranked in the World

#38

Russia

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15.19 per 100k

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#24

0.72 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#102

4.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#19

Ranked in the World

#60

Russia is the twenty-fourth most dangerous country in the world based on its homicide rate of 15.19 per 100,000 people. According to research conducted by scholars, alcohol-related violence is one of the primary causes behind these statistics. Furthermore, gangs and organized crime syndicates pose an ongoing threat to the safety of everyday citizens in Russia, often committing extortion and other violent acts against innocent people as part of their operations. Finally, political tensions between different social groups can result in clashes between protesters and law enforcement officials that can end up escalating into deadly confrontations. All these factors combine to make Russia a particularly dangerous place for its citizens as well as for visitors to the country.

Rwanda

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3.64 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#97

1.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#81

0.76 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#104

Saint Kitts and Nevis

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16.87 per 100k

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#23

10.99 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#14

2.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#56

92.7

Ranked in the World

#15

Saint Lucia

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18.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#22

9.14 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#19

5.57 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#13

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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19.99 per 100k

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#18

9.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#20

6.54 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#10

San Marino

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0.5 per 100k

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#190

0.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#181

0.12 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#182

São Tomé and Príncipe

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5.17 per 100k

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#82

1.54 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#68

1.42 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#85

Saudi Arabia

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1.13 per 100k

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#158

0.17 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#162

0.14 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#180

Ranked in the World

#68

Senegal

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1.24 per 100k

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#154

0.44 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#124

0.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#153

Serbia

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2.32 per 100k

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#122

0.82 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#97

0.48 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#127

13.6

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#48

Seychelles

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4.91 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#87

1.69 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#67

2.14 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#57

Sierra Leone

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1.78 per 100k

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#136

0.5 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#120

0.48 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#128

Singapore

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0.44 per 100k

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#192

0.01 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#194

0.12 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#183

Ranked in the World

#67

Slovakia

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2.17 per 100k

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#123

0.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#148

0.45 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#131

Ranked in the World

#56

Slovenia

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0.92 per 100k

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#169

0.18 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#158

0.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#166

12.2

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#52

Solomon Islands

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5.22 per 100k

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#81

1.91 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#62

1.88 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#69

Somalia

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12.67 per 100k

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#29

5.06 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#27

3.76 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#25

Somalia is the twenty-ninth most dangerous country in the world based on its homicide rate of 12.67 per 100,000 people. This high level of violence is mostly due to the ongoing civil war and its fragile government. The civil war has been going on for decades, with different militia groups vying for power and resources. This has led to a high degree of instability and insecurity within Somali society. Furthermore, as a result of poverty, unemployment, and corruption, there exists inadequate access to basic services like education or healthcare. This has caused widespread suffering and increased crime rates among Somalia's population. The lack of government control over security forces also contributes to this violence; police brutality is commonplace and those responsible are rarely held accountable for their actions.

South Africa

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34.4 per 100k

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#6

4.87 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#29

16.95 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#1

South Korea

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1.4 per 100k

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#147

0.02 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#193

0.31 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#157

South Sudan

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9.42 per 100k

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#45

2.78 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#53

4.43 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#18

Spain

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0.73 per 100k

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#178

0.13 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#171

0.36 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#142

140.9

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#11

Sri Lanka

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3.51 per 100k

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#99

1 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#85

1.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#88

13.8

Ranked in the World

#47

Sudan

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1.53 per 100k

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#141

0.51 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#118

0.19 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#174

Suriname

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8.47 per 100k

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#52

2.89 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#51

2.21 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#55

Sweden

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1.17 per 100k

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#155

0.25 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#149

0.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#145

Ranked in the World

#16

Sweden ranks one hundred and fifty-fifth in the world for violent crime rate and the country’s reported homicide rate is 1.17 per 100,000 people. Despite this relatively low figure, there are still some areas of concern due to a rise in certain types of violent crime such as sexual offenses and homicides. In response to this increase, the government has been investing heavily in initiatives to combat organized crime and strengthen its criminal justice system. This includes increasing police numbers, setting up dedicated task forces to deal with gang violence, and introducing tougher laws for illegal weapons possession. Such measures are thought to be effective in helping reduce Sweden's violent crime rate over time.

Switzerland

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0.62 per 100k

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#184

0.18 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#159

0.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#178

21.8

Ranked in the World

#35

Syria

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2.07 per 100k

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#125

1 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#86

0.49 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#124

Syria is a dangerous country due to the ongoing civil war that has been raging since 2011, ranking one hundred and twenty-fifth globally. This conflict has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths, as well as massive displacement of people from their homes. The situation has only been exacerbated by the presence of various armed groups and terrorist organizations, such as ISIS and al-Qaeda, operating within Syria’s borders. In addition, the Syrian government and its allies have been accused of committing numerous human rights violations against its own citizens. As a result, over a million people have fled to neighboring countries in search of safety, while millions more remain displaced within Syria itself. Syria’s homicide rate of 2.07 per 100,000 people reflects this insecurity, making it one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

Taiwan

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1.45 per 100k

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#145

0.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#174

0.28 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#162

Tajikistan

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2.46 per 100k

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#120

0.18 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#160

0.79 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#102

Tanzania

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6.1 per 100k

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#71

2.22 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#60

Thailand

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5.75 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#76

3.11 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#47

1.15 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#91

The Bahamas

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29.4 per 100k

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#9

19.72 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#8

5.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#14

24.4

Ranked in the World

#33

The Gambia

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0.69 per 100k

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#179

0.24 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#150

0.19 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#175

Togo

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7.06 per 100k

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#63

2.51 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#57

1.93 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#66

Trinidad and Tobago

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22.77 per 100k

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#15

15.21 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#11

3.69 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#26

Tunisia

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0.68 per 100k

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#181

0.2 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#155

0.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#190

Turkey

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1.97 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#130

1.05 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#83

0.57 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#116

13.1

Ranked in the World

#50

Turkmenistan

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4.21 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#93

0.62 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#107

1.48 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#82

Uganda

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5.78 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#75

2.2 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#61

1.44 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#83

Ukraine

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11.99 per 100k

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#30

0.62 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#108

3.35 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#32

United Arab Emirates

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0.94 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#167

0.3 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#140

0.1 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#185

Ranked in the World

#64

United Kingdom

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0.51 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#189

0.04 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#189

0.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#191

United States of America

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5.4 per 100k

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#79

4.12 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#32

0.6 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#114

81.4

Ranked in the World

#17

United States Virgin Islands

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25.32 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#12

19.29 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#9

2.71 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#38

Uruguay

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6.16 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#68

4.02 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#34

1.62 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#75

884.7

Ranked in the World

#3

Uzbekistan

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2.89 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#112

0.08 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#182

1.82 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#72

Ranked in the World

#66

Vanuatu

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1.17 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#156

0.17 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#163

0.31 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#158

Venezuela

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38.99 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#2

32.75 per 100k

Ranked in the World

#2