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10 countries with the highest homicide rates

How do Canada and the U.S. compare to the world’s homicide hot spots?


 

siezed guns, Jamaica - David McFadden/AP Photo

Murders per 100,000 population:

 1.    Honduras    82.1

 2.    El Salvador    66

 3.    Ivory Coast    56.9

 4.    Jamaica    52.1

 5.    Venezuela    49

 6.    Belize    41.7

 7.    Guatemala    41.4

 8.    St. Kitts and Nevis    38.2

9.    Zambia    38

 10.    Uganda    36.3
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103.    United States of America    5

150.    Canada    1.8
Note: Top 10 excludes dependencies and territories
Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
(2010 data or latest year available, released in 2011)

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