Most Murders Occur in Latin America

I don’t know the real source of these provocative statistics, but if true, this is troubling for South and Central America:

Latin America has suffered a ‘breathtaking’ wave of homicidal violence with more than 2.5 million murders since 2000, a report has revealed.  The region accounts for a third of the world’s murders – despite being home to only eight per cent of the global population, according to the Brazilian think-tank, the Igarapé Institute. About 25 per cent of all global homicides take place in four of the region’s countries – Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil.

Source: A third of the world’s murders happen in Latin America

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