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Oct 28, 2014

UN Says Belize is Third Deadliest Country In the World

Belize and four other countries in the region continue to take the lead with the highest murder rates in the world. The other hotspots for murders are Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and just further south, Venezuela.  The grim statistics have just been published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, known as U.N.O.C.D., which also concludes that Latin America, with only nine percent of the global population, experiences a shocking thirty-one percent of the world’s murder.  In our backyard, Honduras is the deadliest country in the world; Venezuela is second, Belize is placed third with a murder rate of forty-four point seven percent and El Salvador is fourth. The bright spot in Central America is Costa Rica which has the lowest homicide rate.  According to the report, drugs, gangs, firearms and weak governments have long been blamed for fuelling the persistent levels of violence in the region, especially in the “Northern Triangle” region of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

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9 Responses for “UN Says Belize is Third Deadliest Country In the World”

  1. Rod says:

    And unu damm udp keep the support this ya corrupt incompetent impotent gov it goes to show you the mentality of the udp supporters that come on here day after day well here you have it little belize third in the world for murder this is the biggest shame on this country guan judas guannnnnnnnnnnn

  2. Joe Blank says:

    Dean Barrow, the UDP, and Belize Southside: thanks very much!

  3. me says:

    Agreed Joe. Our governments always have projects to help Southside, Southside poverty alleviation, nhi projects, feeding programs, etc….and Southside is still the poorest, must dangerous parts of our city.

    What’s happening Southside where they receive so much, but still have so little?

  4. Dawn says:

    Southside means me and you! We are Belize.

  5. CEO says:

    I am no supporter of Barrow because I like many others expected more from him and his government but lets not put all the blame on him. This crap started many years ago none of the recent governments did anything about it.

    It seems like every Belizean cares none for country and would sell every dam thing of value for a dollar this includes those in charge of running the country: think about it! Passport office, Police, Money going to Castro’s family and friends from the airport funds…and lets not even mention the lands office; this is the mother of all illegal activities.

  6. RIck says:

    Just plant a bomb on all of those gangs innocent people will die but its to get rid of all of them .. you know where they leave sooo do your thing now!!!

  7. jay says:

    you are going off on them but u should start at home where people should teach there child and help them… stop just looking at our government there mess-up start wit your kids at home…it a shame that our small Belize is the 3 in the dead list. we as Belize-an should try 2 do better and stop play the fool…we are killing our self and what den ???think about it..

  8. rudy says:

    Stop the blame UDP ROd its the whole political system in Belize , what’s going on in Belize it’s a continuation of the pup government when they we’re in power and it’s not going to change until the people take control of they destiny and stop voting for these corrupt politician that’s running Belize . it’s a shame what has become of Belize, the corruption , the crime rate, the racism , the hatred for one another…WOW i remember the good ole days ….WHAT HAPPEN TO BELIZE…..POWER TO THE PEOPLE

  9. Avery says:

    Why are we seeing this in a prominently Christian Country? Actually the others listed are prominently Christian too.

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