Venezuela among the nations that make Latin America the world’s least safe region, according to UN

large_news_PNUD-150314Venezuela is one of the eleven nations that make Latin America the world’s least safe region, with an increase in the regional murder rate reaching “endemic” levels, United Nations reported.

Crime has affected Latin Americans so badly it’s slowing down its economic and social development, states a 2013-2014 UNDP (United Nations Development Program) report warning that tough policies against crime “aren’t working.”

Between 2000 and 2001 the region’s murder rate grew 11%, while in most regions of the world it decreased or stabilized. Over the last decade there have been more than one million violent deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean, claims UNDP.

In the case of Venezuela, the report indicated there are 224 robberies per 100,000 inhabitants, much lower than Nicaragua (489) and Mexico (680). However, the nation did not reveal homicide rate data, so it cannot be compared to nations such as Mexico and Honduras, both with high murder rates.

The report focuses its analysis on 18 countries of the region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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