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JoJo
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Highest murder rates

Post by JoJo » 15 Jan 2013, 07:11

From the World Health Organization:

The latest Murder Statistics for the world:

Murders per 100,000 citizens

Honduras 91.6

El Salvador 69.2

Cote d'lvoire 56.9

Jamaica 52.2

Venezuela 45.1

Belize 41.4

US Virgin Islands 39.2

Guatemala 38.5

Saint Kits and Nevis 38.2

Zambia 38.0

Uganda 36.3

Malawi 36.0

Lesotho 35.2

Trinidad and Tobago 35.2

Colombia 33.4

South Africa 31.8

Congo 30.8

Central African Republic 29.3

Bahamas 27.4

Puerto Rico 26.2

Saint Lucia 25.2

Dominican Republic 25.0

Tanzania 24.5

Sudan 24.2

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9

Ethiopia 22.5

Guinea 22.5

Dominica 22.1

Burundi 21.7

Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7

Panama 21.6

Brazil 21.0

Equatorial Guinea 20.7

Guinea-Bissau 20.2

Kenya 20.1

Kyrgyzstan 20.1

Cameroon 19.7

Montserrat 19.7

Greenland 19.2

Angola 19.0

Guyana 18.6

Burkina Faso 18.0

Eritrea 17.8

Namibia 17.2

Rwanda 17.1

Mexico 16.9

Chad 15.8

Ghana 15.7

Ecuador 15.2

North Korea 15.2

Benin 15.1

Sierra Leone 14.9

Mauritania 14.7

Botswana 14.5

Zimbabwe 14.3

Gabon 13.8

Nicaragua 13.6

French Guiana 13.3

Papua New Guinea 13.0

Swaziland 12.9

Bermuda 12.3

Comoros 12.2

Nigeria 12.2

Cape Verde 11.6

Grenada 11.5

Paraguay 11.5

Barbados 11.3

Togo 10.9

Gambia 10.8

Peru 10.8

Myanmar 10.2

Russia 10.2

Liberia 10.1

Costa Rica 10.0

Nauru 9.8

Bolivia 8.9

Mozambique 8.8

Kazakhstan 8.8

Senegal 8.7

Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7

Mongolia 8.7

British Virgin Islands 8.6

Cayman Islands 8.4

Seychelles 8.3

Madagascar 8.1

Indonesia 8.1

Mali 8.0

Pakistan 7.8

Moldova 7.5

Kiribati 7.3

Guadeloupe 7.0

Haiti 6.9

Timor-Leste 6.9

Anguilla 6.8

Antigua and Barbuda 6.8

Lithuania 6.6

Uruguay 5.9

Philippines 5.4

Ukraine 5.2

Estonia 5.2

Cuba 5.0

Belarus 4.9

Thailand 4.8

Suriname 4.6

Laos 4.6

Georgia 4.3

Martinique 4.2

And

The United States 4.2

ALL the countries above America have 100% gun bans

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Re: Highest murder rates

Post by PainKillaX » 15 Jan 2013, 09:10

Because I'm too lazy to look and think that it should be included, where do other First world Western nations fall in this? UK, Germany, etc? And Japan?

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Re: Highest murder rates

Post by PainKillaX » 15 Jan 2013, 10:15

Fine I went and looked. If either of these are to be believed, the developed nations with gun control DO have lower firearm related homicides and suicides. Do I agree with restricting my rights? No. Do I think these numbers make it a tough fight? Yes.

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Post by Rapier1772 » 15 Jan 2013, 10:45

PainKillaX wrote:Fine I went and looked. If either of these are to be believed, the developed nations with gun control DO have lower firearm related homicides and suicides.
It is true that they have lower firearm related crimes however, look at the violent crime stats for these countries as well.
A vid in a recent thread puts England's violent crime at more than double that of America's.
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Re: Highest murder rates

Post by PainKillaX » 15 Jan 2013, 11:01

Yep I didn't look those up. Definitely a multi-faceted issue. As I said this doesn't change my beliefs but gives ammunition to those who would argue the point.

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Re: Highest murder rates

Post by Cyberfly » 15 Jan 2013, 12:25

Look at the first murder (if one is to believe the Bible). A firearm wasn't used then and if all firearms were removed from the planet and the ability to produce one was removed from the human consciousness, man would still find a way to kill each other.
If not with firearms, then with the blade. If not with the blade, then with a club. If not with a club, then with his bare hands.
A firearm simply makes those weaker than others better able to defend themselves from a stronger opponent.


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Re: Highest murder rates

Post by Sniperjoe » 17 Jan 2013, 06:33

These are some interesting statistics, I had studied something similar to them a few months back, both pertaining to gun related murders per capita as well as just general murder, what I found was that even in terms of gun related homicide we came in somewhere in the 20s....the countries on the top were countries such as Honduras, Brazil, South Africa, Jamaica, as well as some others....these countries have gun policies ranging from very stringent to fairly unrestrictive, what this tells me is that REGARDLESS OF POLICY guns are still in fact available to those who truly wish to obtain them...now sure, one can make the argument that these countries are not as developed as the US, not first world, ect, however, in my opinion, this gives no relevancy to the argument that restriction via government reduces their avalibility, as regardless of how rich, poor, etc. these nations are the fact remains that THEY ARE GETTING THEIR HANDS ON FIREARMS REGARDLESS. 

Another interesting point to bring would be regarding other developed countries that, while perhaps not as liberal as the US is in terms of firearms restrictions, still maintain fairly lax firearms laws, examples of this include Switzerland, the Czech Republic as well as some others. If you look at the comparative statistics regarding firearm related homicides pertaining to these countries, you will see that they fall very low on the chart in comparison to others....which, again, to me, shows that restrictions on firearms to little to nothing to combat firearms related homicides.

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