Belize made it on the list of ten world countries with the highest murder rate. Data from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime shows the most up-to-date available homicide rates per 100,000 people for the most populous cities of 137 countries. The Americas overtook Africa as the region with the highest murder rate in 2012 – with eight of the world’s 10 deadliest cities found there.
As for Belize it was listed as the fourth country with the highest murder rate based on the 2011 figures which was 105.1 per hundred thousand. The report shows that the majority of the homicides take place in one particular area of Belize City mainly sought side where gang violence is rampant.
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