Visualizing the Most Dangerous Countries in the World


This post is by Niccolo Conte from Visual Capitalist


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This bar chart shows the most dangerous countries in the world by homicide rates per 100,000 people.

Visualizing the Most Dangerous Countries in the World

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. Several of the most dangerous countries in the world fall within a small radius in the Caribbean, a longstanding hotbed for organized crime. These countries have homicide rates that are more than fourfold the rate of America, which stands at 6.4 per 100,000 people. Going further, the vast majority of killings are driven by criminal activity using illegal guns that are often smuggled in from the United States. This graphic shows the countries with the highest murder rates, based on data from UNODC.

Top 10 Countries With the Highest Homicide Rates

Here are the countries with the most killings per 100,000 people as of 2022:
RankCountryHomicide Rate per 100,000 People
1🇯🇲 Jamaica53.3
2🇻🇨 St. Vincent and the Grenadines40.4
3🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago39.5
4🇱🇨 Saint Lucia36.7
5🇭🇳 Honduras35.1
6🇿🇦 South Africa34.0
7🇧🇸 Bahamas31.2
8🇰🇳 St. Kitts and Nevis29.4
9🇧🇿 Belize27.9
10🇪🇨 Ecuador27.0
🌍 World5.8

Data for St. Kitts and Nevis as of 2021. Data for South Africa as of 2020.

With a murder rate that is almost 10 times higher than the global average, Jamaica ranks first. In January alone, there were 65 killings across the country, leading the State Department to heighten (Read more…)