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Old 08-02-2008, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by abrown17 View Post
I think he may mean that since the population is so small, the murders give a higher percentage. Like if 2 people lived in a country and one killed the other, 50% of the population would be murdered. That sounds high but it's only based on a population of 2 people. Hope that makes sense.
A better example would be a country like Nauru. It has about 10,000 people and is variously a country with one of the lowest murder rates (no murders) or one with one of the highest (a few years ago there was an incident where a guy killed three people or so and the country was up there with Jamaica, South Africa, and Colombia in murder rate).
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:41 PM
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Default i dnt believe jamaica is the worst in the world

i am from jamaica....an i feel very safe i can walk on the road with out being shot or bombed it is not like conditions in middle east yet we are considered the worse because of how u apparantly do these test...how ever i am very upset with thoughs remarks yes we have the probs...but u must find probs if we are living in the third world so if you big shot ameriacans an europeans really want to help this deadliest country why dnt u give us some resourses to better or selfs??????
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:39 AM
Location: Victoria TX
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Montserrat and Dominica also have the 1st and 3rd largest per-capita police forces in the world.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:46 AM
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It also depends which islands you go to in the Caribbean and where you go. Jamaica has a high crime rate but it is concentrated in a particular area, and it is not the area where tourist go. Jamaica has a higher crime rate per capita but mexico has like 50 times the amount of people but its crime rate is not much lower. Also islands like Barbados and St. Lucia have a lower crime rate than the U.S. and Mexico
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by moving123456 View Post
Please explain how a small population makes the murder rate of an area "artificially high". Wyoming has a small population, but that doesn't give it a high murder rate.
Smaller places are more likely to have extreme murder rates - whether high or low. There's less chance of rates being a mixture across said area than you'd get with somewhere larger.

The Caribbean may have a higher murder rate than South America yet it's lower than Colombia or Venezuela which are comparably populous. The murder rate for Central America is lower than Colombia or Venezuela as well - sure there's countries within Central America with higher rates but it is interesting it (Central America) can't keep that murder rate up against comparable populations.
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:32 PM
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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I remember back in the early 1980's my grandpa had to stopped at the international airport of Kingston, jamaica and he was highly recommended by somepeople in the Embassy to be very carefull with the luggage when waiting to board another flight becasue it could be stolen easily.
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:16 PM
Location: Macao
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Probably partly because the cost of living is SKY HIGH...and the salaries are incredibly LOW.

Plus, most of these people are stuck on their island...difficult to even get travel visas to visit another country, let alone work in another one. So, they are stuck with the low salaries and high cost of living.

I would imagine day in and day out seeing the world's wealthiest and most elite tossing around an enormous amount of money all day everyday, probably would make a person think, if I can lift that ipod, it would cost that guy 3 hours of work to replace, whereas for me, it would take forever to buy myself.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:22 PM
Location: Buffalo Metro Area
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I don't know where the op got that info but after searching on the subject i believe the Caribbean have high crime rate but definitely not the highest in the world.
List of countries by intentional homicide rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caribbean Murder Rates - Murder in the Caribbean
[AlterPresse :: Haiti] Murder in the Caribbean - how does Haiti compare?

AS DOMINICAN I can tell that in DR the majority of those murders are committed by the very police department.when there are troublemakers with several files the police intentionally kills them and make up a story about how they were confronted by the heavily armed criminals...That practice is been going on for decades and is how they decrease crime.

Also the country serves as drug distribution hub between South America and US/Europe hence a lot of crime related to it .
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:08 PM
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I always found the Caribbean so overrated to visit. But there are other reasons too other than just this.
The only exceptions are the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico around Cancun, and Saint Lucia which are two nice places to visit.
But the rest of the Caribbean? So overrated in my opinion.

These are the best tropical getaway places in the world: Hawaii, Thailand, Taiwan, Southern China(such as where Hong Kong is), Singapore, Vietnam, and Costa Rica for tropical getaways all the way! Pretty much all of these places also have some of the lowest crime rates in the world, and are also more interesting and exciting to visit. They also have much better food than what can be found in the Caribbean, and have actual great big cities in the tropical zones.

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Old 06-03-2011, 02:27 AM
Location: In the heights
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I think a good deal of it has to do with the lack of opportunities available on the island due to entrenched political corruption which leads the way to a lot of dealings as a middleman for the drug trade (as one of the few profitable games in town) which then results in all this violence. I do love the Caribbean--some beautiful architecture in lots of places, friendly people, beautiful settings, strange patchwork of peoples and history, really great music, and some really interesting food.
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