GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Statistics About The Most Dangerous Latin American Countries

The most dangerous Latin American countries are El Salvador, Honduras, and Venezuela, with high rates of violent crime, homicide, and insecurity.

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"As of 2021, Venezuela was ranked as the most dangerous Latin American country as per a crime index of 84.49."

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"El Salvador ranked second on the list with a crime index of 64.62."

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"El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in Latin America with 64 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in the year 2020."

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"Brazil holds the highest number of annual homicides in Latin America with approximately 40,000 recorded in 2020."

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"In terms of cities, Tijuana in Mexico registered the highest murder rate in Latin America in 2021."

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"Venezuela, Mexico, and Colombia account for a third of all worldwide kidnappings."

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"In Colombia, there has been an increase in homicides by 6.7 % to 14,670 in 2020, due to increasing tensions between criminal groups."

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"Over 60% of South Americans live in Brazil, but it accounts for almost 50% of all murders in Latin America."

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"Interestingly, despite high crime rates, Venezuela has low robbery statistics because people primarily commit crimes of violence."

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"In 2020, more than 9,000 people were killed in violent crimes in Guatemala."

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"Honduras has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the world, standing at about 38.9 per 100,000 people in 2021."

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"As of 2020, Venezuela has a homicide rate of 60.3 per 100,000 people."

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"In 2019, Argentina had a murder rate of 6.5 per 100,000 population, one of the lowest in the region."

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"Brazil maintains the largest absolute number of murders in the world each year, with 49,208 homicides in 2020."

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"In 2020, there were 17,487 reported cases of homicide in Colombia, a substantial increase from previous years."

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"In 2021, the homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants in Haiti was 13.4."

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"Chile has one of the lowest murder rates in Latin America, at 2.7 per 100,000 people in 2020."

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"Despite being a popular tourist destination, Costa Rica has a relatively high crime rate, with 603.2 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants in 2020."

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