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Canada and Chile are the countries in the Americas with the lowest homicide rate

Posted by admin on August 19, 2015
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A 2013 report indicates that Canada has a homicide rate of 1.6 and 3.1 Chile. Honduras is the most violent in the world, with a rate of 90.4.

With 3.1 intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012, Chile is the country with the lowest rate of crime in South America and the second lowest rate in the Americas, just behind Canada, which has a rate of 1.6. This was revealed by a study by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which indicated that Chile has never registered a homicide rate of about five per 100 000 inhabitants since 1955, despite experiencing a rise in this crime in the late 60s and early 70s, however, warns the organism has never reached the levels of the rest of the LATAM region.

Along the same line, Santiago has the lowest homicide rate of the major South American cities, with a rate of 3.9. By contrast, Caracas, Venezuela is the most violent, with 122 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Santiago’s homicide rate is lower than many American cities including Boston (11.3), Miami (15.4), Atlanta (17.6), Los Angeles (7.6), and New York (4.0). 

The report, Global Study on Homicide 2013, was conducted on 219 countries and territories and notes that homicide is the most accurate indicator for measuring violence in a country .

Honduras is the most violent country in the world, with a rate of 90.4 intentional homicides per 100,000 population based on data from 2012. It is followed by Venezuela with 53.7; Belize, with 44.7, and El Salvador, with 41.2. The report warns that rates above 20 are considered serious.

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