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Old 07-07-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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I believe it's Honduras, El Salvador, and Venezuela with Guatemala and South Africa getting "honourable" mention.
I believe Brazil is a lot more dangerous then S Africa.

But I was surprised that Cape Town has a higher murder rate then Johannesburg.
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:52 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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What is the cause for all the murders in African countries? I always thought they were just peaceful countries with people trying to get by with little crime.
What you said is true for India, not for Africa.
In Africa, violence is related to tribal fights, vengeance, rape, passional crimes and other reasons alike. There is a sizable part of african countries still living in tribal conditions. Indeed, it's still distinct of the violence in Latin America, which is mostly urban and related to drug trafficking.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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What you said is true for India, not for Africa.
In Africa, violence is related to tribal fights, vengeance, rape, passional crimes and other reasons alike. There is a sizable part of african countries still living in tribal conditions. Indeed, it's still distinct of the violence in Latin America, which is mostly urban and related to drug trafficking.
Yep. If we had accurate data from African countries the entire top 20-25 most violent countries would all be african countries on a per capita basis.
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:04 PM
 
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I believe Brazil is a lot more dangerous then S Africa.

But I was surprised that Cape Town has a higher murder rate then Johannesburg.
South Africa's murder rate apparently got stuck on >30 murders per 100.000 people. Brazil is around 25 per 100.000.
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:32 PM
 
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I'm gonna have to go with African countries as well, though its hard to tell exactly which due to the absence of data. as far as documented ones go, the highest murder per capita is in Honduras.
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:40 AM
 
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What is the cause for all the murders in African countries? I always thought they were just peaceful countries with people trying to get by with little crime.
Basically, about Africa: Historically, at the Berlin Conference in the 1880s, European leaders, setting the stage for colonialism, first drew up the borders of many of today's African countries without any consideration given to logical ethnic/ tribal boundaries. As a result, some African countries are strongly split among Christian/Moslem lines such as Nigeria, Kenya, while others have strong tribal hostilities. (The same thing happened later on with Iraq, around 1920, where the British stupidly drew an arbitrary boundary line as a straight line - without even consulting the natives -- leaving the ethnic Kurds unfortunately split among 4 separate new countries).

The Congo (Zaire)- an enormous-sized country (3 times the size of Texas), was suddenly freed by France in about 1960, with only about 20 native African college graduates in the entire country to take care of business. Then more recently, for a period of 30 years, under a father-and-son corrupt dicatatorship, there was not a single additional highway, hospital, or school built in the entire Congo during that time, while the national dictator amassed billions in Swiss bank accounts, and had champagne flown in by the expensive Concorde jetliner. The U.S. govt. supported and propped-up that regime because they were "anti-communist.".
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Is a joke, right? Can't believe Sweden is more dangerous than El Salvador.
I can't believe any major nation is worse than the USA. Just look at the constant death toll from shootings in just Chicago. It's a disgrace any country would not take drastic steps to curb such violence. And that's just one city. Look how violent the rest of this country is. Absolute disgrace. I cannot imagine Sweden has such violence nationwide.
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:48 PM
 
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you should have to define "war". one could say that Latin American countries suffer the "war on drugs", between very distinguisheable factions.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:11 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Northern Mexico especially Juarez and Tijuana
Honduras
Guatemala
El Salvador
South Africa
Colombia
Venezuela (political violence in addition to crime)
Nigeria
Greece (political violence though not really a war, also crime caused by Muslim refugees)

I don't know if Turkey counts as being in a war but there is a lot of terrorism there.
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:00 PM
 
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Do not know for sure, Turkey?
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