Jamaica Topped Homicide Rate Worldwide in 2022, Per Report

A recent compilation highlights the top 10 nations with the highest homicide rates per 100,000 inhabitants, utilizing figures from the UNODC. Leading the list is Jamaica, followed by St. Vincent in second place, with Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, and Honduras rounding out the top five.

The list continues with South Africa in sixth position, the Bahamas in seventh, St. Kitts and Nevis in eighth, Belize in ninth, and Ecuador completing the top 10. Notably, the United States occupies the 42nd spot in this ranking.

These statistics pertain to the year 2022 but were publicly released by voronoiapp.com on March 24, 2024.

Additionally, in light of these figures, the United States issued a travel advisory for Jamaica on January 23, 2024. The advisory places Jamaica at a Level 3 warning, advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel plans to the island due to safety concerns.

A primary responsibility of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is the generation and dissemination of reliable statistics on drugs and crime on a global scale. The organization is also dedicated to bolstering the capacity of nations to compile, distribute, and utilize drug and crime data within the ambit of their official statistics.

This data serves as a critical tool for nations and individuals alike, emphasizing the importance of being informed about the safety dynamics of different countries.





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