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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