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Nine Countries with Least Violent Crime

To create a positive impression towards the world, it is an essential factor for any nation to have the least possible crime rate. This not only improves the overall image of the country but also creates room for international tourists without any danger of life. Given below is the list which explains the countries with lowest crime rate.

1. Switzerland
Probably the most peaceful and crime-free country to live in the world, Switzerland dominates all others. With the lowest violence rate offering, Swiss nation presents the harmony and peace among the communities residing there. With total of 100 valiant policemen guarding every 100 thousand people, Switzerland offers the best peaceful environment to live. Though the crimes recorded there are mostly by the foreigners.

2. Singapore
Being the safest country to live in Asian continent, Singapore takes the 2nd spot with the least crime rate. Murder crimes are a mere rate of about 0.3 murders per 1,00,000 citizens. Whereas the robbery cases are almost zero there. That may be due to the strict law and rules implemented by Singaporean government to ensure completely safe and peaceful environment.
3. Hong Kong
Being famous for having the fastest internet speed, the Hong Kong is at 3rd spot with the lowest violence rate. Murder rate is almost near to zero whereas there isn’t any sign of theft and robbery there. Just the crime recorded is the one and only old trending pick-pocketing. Having only 0.2 murders per 1,00,000 people, Hong Kong is indeed another peaceful and harmonized country to live in.
4. Bahrain
Being amongst the countries having high rate of Law Enforcement Forces, Bahrain is a more peaceful country than your thought. With having 1900 policemen guarding every 100 thousand inhabitants, the major crime are merely reported in Bahrain. Just few cases of bag snatching and pick pocketing are recorded in the old and backward areas of the country. One won’t see major crimes in Bahrain as the strictness towards law is the key factor in country’s high level of peace.
5. Luxembourg
Probably the tiniest and the happiest nation in the world, the crime rate in Luxembourg has nearly reached to zero mark. Having a small land area of 1000 square miles, the country finds no difficultly in dumping the crime rate to zero mark. Being ranked the happiest country by the inhabitants of Luxembourg, the country offers amazing and attractively peaceful living environment.

6. Japan
Japan is among the safest countries to live in Asia with murder rate of just 0.4 per 1,00,000 inhabitants. With 200 policemen given the duty to secure the 100 thousand people, crime rate in Japan seems to be reducing everyday and nearly reached zero. The belief of people of the country in their policemen is another factor which leads to the impressive peacefulness and harmony in Japanese societies and communities.
7. Ireland
Considered to be a country with lowest crime rates in Western Europe, the Irish nation has a tiny homicide rate of 0.32 per 1,00,000 people. Since the signing of “Good Friday Agreement” in 1998, the crime rate in Ireland seems to be reducing to zero level as the determination of policemen and citizens have created a pretty peaceful and crime-free surroundings. A total of 300 policemen have been instructed per 100 thousand natives to be secured.
8. Denmark
With tight security and law implementations, Denmark is another peaceful country to live in. With the low murder rate of 0.1 per 100 thousand citizens, Denmark offers pretty peaceful and violence-free environment for living.

9. Cyprus
Being the attraction for the most European tourists, Cyprus is another crime-free nation located to the East of Mediterranean Sea. Even at night times in Cyprus, the unlocked doors will be seen which a clear sign of ultimate peace there is. Possessing the lowest possible crime rate, Cyprus is the ideal place to live if one is planning to settle near the Mediterranean Sea.
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Most Drug Addicted Countries in the World

We humans are always mad when it comes to needs, shares (individual/personal) and consumption. People around the world consume almost everything to live, enjoy, live, relax, recreate, rejoice and get relieved (indubitably or apparently). We in our lives always have a tilt towards pleasures and toxic attitude. Consuming, eating, chewing, sniffing and injecting good, bad, worst and legal/illegal etc in whatsoever quantity/dose doesn’t bother us much. Though there are some who use brain before making an attempt to lose it but a large number is not adverse to this type of limitation or safer use.
We are ravenously after their daily dose rather abuse – they are no less than a food to many in the world.

There must always has to be a line between use and addiction. Fair consumption is most of the times unproblematic. It is always the overdose, misuse rather abuse that causes the vulnerabilities and negativeness associated with the drugs. By drug, particularly in the context of article, it is pointed to the recreational drugs which has nothing to with the medicinal uses e.g. alcohol, caffeine, opiates, nicotine, amphetamine and others. Recreational drugs are on many times the destructive ones and a sample to do ample. These drugs causing addiction fall in the category of Narcotics.

An estimated 120,000 tons of caffeine is consumed across the world every year. Carbonated drinks, alcohol and nicotine are the other significant and widely consumed and socially acceptable items. The mind-altering substances are used in varying proportions in different countries around the world, the darker side of the story is the drugs related to opiates and likes of it such as heroin, morphine, methamphetamine and cocaine. The extreme association of addicts with these drugs was reported in World Drugs report that revealed about 230 million people in different regions across the globe are involved in the notorious business of narcotics, consuming the poison in different available forms. Out of 230, the report states 27 million were the ‘problem drug users’, abusing cocaine and heroin. Now this is 0.6% of world’s population (one in every 200).

The mood-enhancers and illicit drug use differs in different regions of the world, their usage proportions, abuse, consumption and popularity is varying depending on factors like cost, cultural values, production, ease of access and availability. The prevalence and consumption of the illicit material is into all the cultures, nations and surrounds around different demographics. Here is the list of ten countries with extreme drug addiction based on prevalence, Global Drug Surveys and sources such as World Drug report.

10. Mexico

Meth addiction in Mexico is the epic epidemic faced by the country. Famous for the notorious rather lucrative drug cartels and known for the major exporter of a number of drugs, the Latin region is a powerhouse when it comes to meth production. The number of national addicts is growing at a rapid pace, a survey conducted in 2012 showed that around 360,000 subjects in the country have used methamphetamine for at least once. Mexico is at 10 with meth usage reaching 3.9% per capita.

9. Brazil

The outbreak of Oxi is a decades long problem for Brazilians. Oxi comprising cocaine, gasoline, paste, calcium oxide and kerosene is highly both addictive and adhesive. The 4.29% per capita consumption of highly hallucinogenic material is aided by the domestic markets, as the Oxi is produced by the country itself. Oxidado or rust being powerful and cheap than cocaine is sadly greatly popular among the Brazilians.

8. United States

The habitual abuse of sleeping pills in US is the most alarming and continuously escalating mess. With more than half on two different drugs, 7 out of 10 Americans are found helpless against at least one prescription pill. The pills exploit by the users are mainly for chronic conditions such as heart problems and diabetes followed by anti-depressants and opioids. Within the space of few years the prescription abuse has been shoot-up from 44% to 48% and will tend to rise because of the social and economic pressures faced by Americans. The nation is devouring prescription pills at a rate of no less than 6.2% per capita.

7. Canada

Canada is among the developed nations facing this kind of worriment. The 6.4% per capita expenditure of Marijuana is impressive enough to place the country on #7. The innocuous pot use is the trouble faced by the Canadians. 44.3% of the British Columbia’s population has used cannabis for at least once in their lives. It is quite notable that the consumption of pot has experienced a significant decrease over last decade, the only alarming facts reported were about the consistency in the age of initiation, averaged around fifteen years. The pot usage reported in 2011 was 39.4% well down form the 44.5% of 2004. The strange policy to decriminalize the individual usage may be the only or only viable option for the government to counter the botheration in a country housing 22,3000 regular pot users.

6. Afghanistan

The most infamous equally lethal of all the drugs has put Afghans on #6 in the lists. 6.9% per capita is telling the story of another war that Afghans have to fight in order to survive. Afghanistan is the leading producer and promoter of infamous poppy opium. A study conducted between 2009 and 2012 showed around 350,000 afghans addicted to the most damaging drug. About 50% of the parents caged in the trouble passed the plague to their offspring. The upsetting statics in the country hit by wars seem never ending; At least one million Afghans citizens are addicted to the most potent toxic which makes nearly 8% of the overall population. The ease of access, limited access to treatment in a country which is consistent on turbulence and trauma created by war are the major factors depressing the country.

5. Russia

With devouring Alcohol at a rate of 7.1% per capita, predominantly vodka is excessively intensifying the Russians to get close to Afghans at least once more. The Alcoholic life style and as said by researcher Prof. David Zaridze “They binge drink! …. that’s the main problem; this is the nation’s lifestyle that needs to change.” The unfortunate and hard to swallow truth is that out of the 25% Russian men who don’t reach their fifty-five are mostly those poisoned by alcohol. Liver disease and accidents under alcohol’s influence are the core factors contributing to the premature death of adults.

4. Slovakia

The solvent abuse is an enormous worry for the country, reaching at #4 because of the toluene, a colorless death to its victim. The inhalants consumed at a percentage of 13.01 per capita. The exact reasons for this unusual high average as compared to the world’s general stats are as unclear as toluene – a thinner like substance causing death of many,most of which are first time users.


France has worryingly the same issue as west by the US. The high usage of 13.02% per capita is giving the story. The ease of access and relative cheap prescription prices than that of America makes the European country more aggravated to the disease. The relatively high prescription abuse shows that a typical medication costs in US around $133 which is no less than $57 in France when exchanged with Euro. Benzodiazepines, buprenorphine and methadone are the most abused medications in the country.

2. UK

The UK corresponds to the Russia but is getting the second rank because of the alcohol consumption rate of 13.65% per capita. Out of 1.6 million solely in England prone to the potent only 6.4% will bother accessing treatment. The Kingdom like Russia is also widely stereotyped as binge drinking country where the culture is widely accepted, however, it is hard to believe that the drink is neither healthy nor innocuous showing a dramatic neutrality as compared to Russia. About 52% of men and 53% of women in the Kingdom drink above than recommended amounts for at least once in the typical week. It is never too late to mend, the nation should now concern about it before the facing averse.

1. Iran

Heroin inhaled and injected at 14.32% per capita is is the root cause that has plagued and infected the revolutionized Islamic Republic from years. Sadly the country bordering Afghanistan is a transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin to European markets. Over 40% of the prisoners convicted in the country are behind the bars for drug related offenses. The reports show that more than 3,500 police and security officers have lost their lives in the face-offs and expeditions fighting drugs and drug dealers/smugglers. The annual damage done to the national economy is $8.5 billion. The money earned annually in the dirty trade amounts to 10 trillion tourmans as reported by government of Iran. Opium and Heroin are the epidemics that have plagued the country for decades. Maximum drug users in Iran have addiction to opium. Facing the worst sanctions until now the country has very little amounts of money to tackle the trouble. Iran has none of its indigenous or home grown opium, the toxic crop is brought from the neighboring Afghanistan. The reports revealed in 2006 showed that 53% of the opium produced in the drug heaven Afghanistan left the country through Iran. Despite all the difficulties, the nation is leading the fight against narcotics and is the also ranked #1 when it comes to worlds total opium seizures, intercepting and blocking about 85% of the world’s total opium.
The Iranian anti-narcotics force is one of the worlds most active force against drug mafias, seizing about 340 tons of illicit items from year 2009-2010. Increasing the number of cops on southeastern border, enforcing laws and executing those found guilty of drug trafficking has been effective so far. 300 hangings in 2011 were related to drug trafficking on a large scale. According to a report given by Amnesty around 694 people were granted gallows from January 1 to July 15 of the current year (2015) not much less than 743 in 2014. “The number of executions in Iran is high because 74% of those executed are traffickers in large quantities of opium from Afghanistan bound for European markets,” said Mohammad Javad Larijani, head of Iran’s Supreme Council for Human Rights, during a press conference in May 2011. The amount of money allotted to the war against drug is so tiny that the budget for the UN drug office has been increased to just over $13 million in the period of four years. The improved measures such as better border control and others are doing good but still there is miles to done.

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Top Ten Countries with the Highest Rates of Executions

Every day, prisoners are sentenced to death and capital punishment are given to criminals by the state with the intention to propagate a message to other criminals to stop crimes otherwise they will be treated in a same way. Countries with highest rates of executions usually take a stand that death penalty is the most effective way to deter criminals from committing crime. Most human right activist believe that death penalty is cruel, inhuman and degrading that does not deter crime but only depicts a symptom of a culture of violence, not a solution to it moreover, it is also evident that the death penalty is not much effective in reducing crime than imprisonment that’s why today you can see most countries around the world have abolished execution in all cases but still death penalty is retained by several countries in the world where execution is mostly reserved for acts of terror and murder but in others it is widely used for minor crimes too. Some  countries  have unfair legal systems while executing the most prisoners and proceedings are not up to international fair trial standards causing prisoners gone through torture to make confession. Highest percentage of prisoners being executed are poor and minorities who fails to defend themselves due to scarcity of resources and lack of social links while putting political opponents to death penalty is also common in countries like Iran and Sudan.

In 2013, four countries started again executions and the number of prisoners being executed increased during the year, especially in Iraq and Iran significant increase in execution were observed however good news was that the overall trend was still firmly towards abolition but in 2014 some Asian and middle east countries used the death penalty to deal with most important issue of terrorism, crime or internal instability that collapse the overall trend.
According to the Dui Hua Foundation, a US-based rights group, China continued its highest use of the death penalty and 2,400 people were executed in 2013 and 2014, a 20% higher than 2012. In fact, China has more executions than the rest of the world put together. Excluding China, almost 80% of all known executions worldwide were recorded in only three countries: Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Amnesty International report 2014 put together countries who executed the most criminals. According to the report,  289 people were executed in Iran and Saudi Arabia put 90 to death while Iraq executed 61. The United States comes in fifth with a grand total of 35 executions for 2014. Amnesty International stopped publishing reports on total number of execution in China since 2009 due to difficulties in recording exact numbers as such figures are considered a state secret of China and official government sources completely hide it from outside world. Some countries also deliberately conceal death penalty proceedings; that makes true figures significantly higher that reported one. Below is list of top ten countries with highest rate of executions as per amnesty intentional report 2014.

COUNTRY REPORTED EXECUTIONS IN 2014 (Amnesty International) REPORTED EXECUTIONS IN 2013 (Amnesty International)
China 2,400 ( Rough Estimate ) 2400 ( Dui Hua Foundation’s Estimate)
Iran 289+ 369+
Saudi Arabia 90+ 79+
Iraq 61+ 169+
USA 35 39
Sudan 23+ 21+
Yemen 22+ 13+
Egypt 15+
Somalia 14+ 34+ (15+ by the Federal Government, and 19+ in Puntland)
Jordan 11

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The 10 Countries With The Highest Personal Security: OECD

Personal safety and security is the basic need of every person residing in the world which is the ultimate responsibility of law enforcement agency that is not only important for the well-being of individuals but also for overall prosperity of the whole society. World’s safest countries are most ideally those which have lowest murder and assault rates and their occupants come to feel them as best places to live because of their highest personal security and freedom but unfortunately the feeling of vulnerability caused by murder and assaults is growing to an alarming rate in the world that have taken numerous lives and spread anxiety in the society. Nervousness caused by crime is the significant element that constrains behavior, reduces personal freedom and damages the overall culture and social system of the country  as a result feelings of security have diminished in many OECD countries despite of overall decrease in assault rates in the last few years.

The homicide rate is a more important indicator of a country’s safety level because, unlike other crimes, murders are mosts reported to the law enforcement agencies. Victimization rates and perception of security are also closely related to social status since wealthy and educated people feel highest personal security and believe to be least expose to crime owing to their self-deployed better security measures.

According to the latest OECD data, the average homicide rate in the OECD countries is 4.1 murders per 100,000 inhabitants while about 3.9% of people  say they have been assaulted or mugged over the past 12 months. Assaults rate of Canada, Japan, Poland, the United States and the United Kingdom stand below 2% and thus listed as safest countries of the world.

Based on OECD report, Japan is the world’s safest country with lowest murder rate of 0.3 per 100,000 inhabitants while about 1.4% of people reported falling victim to assault over the previous 12 months which is also one of the lowest rates across the OECD countries. In Japan, 77% of people feel safe walking alone at night, higher than the OECD average of 69%.

Here are ten safest Countries with the highest personal security, according to OECD report.

Rank Country Safety Score ( Out of 10 )
1. Japan 9.9
2. Poland 9.8
3. United Kingdom 9.8
4. Canada 9.7
5. Australia 9.6
6. Korea 9.5
7. Ireland 9.4
8. New Zealand 9.3
9. Finland 9.3
10. Czec Republic 9.3

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The 20 Most Violent Cities In The World

Touring around the world is a fantastic way to spend your leisure time, now it’s easier than ever to visit distant places of your dreams but not all cities are as alluring as you think. Every city has number of crime issues that can trap visitors into unbelievable dangerous level of violence. Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption, and poverty are most common factors that are largely involved to make cities the most dangerous in the world even gun restriction laws do not affect violent criminals but only disarm innocent people and leave them at the mercy of criminals.

Most of the world’s murders happened in countries of Latin America where homicide rate is highest. The overwhelming majority of the most violent cities in the world are part of Latin America where murder violence is higher than the world average, especially in Honduras, Venezuela and Mexico where condition is continuously getting worse with everyday passed, and now it has become the most dangerous city in term of murder and violence. Venezuela, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico and Brazil are the home of the most violent cities of the world. Improved performance of the police resulted in commendable decrease of violence in some cities of Colombia and El Salvador but lack of transparency and falsifying figures, by some countries to simulate lower than the actual crime rate, is the biggest challenge in ranking cities based on violence and murder rate. Below is the list of top ten most dangerous cities with highest murder rate  that should be avoided to visit.

Position City Country Homicide People Rate
1 San Pedro Sula Honduras 1,411 753.99 187.14
2 Caracas Venezuela 4,364 3247971 134.36
3 Acapulco Mexico 940 833.294 112.8
4 Cali Colombia 1,930 2319684 83.2
5 Maceio Brazil 795 996.733 79.76
6 Central District Honduras 946 1191111 79.42
7 Fortress Brazil 2,754 3782634 72.81
8 Guatemala Guatemala 2,123 3103685 68.4
9 João Pessoa Brazil 515 769.607 66.92
10 Barquisimeto Venezuela 804 1242351 64.72
11 Palmira Colombia 183 300.707 60.86
12 Home Brazil 838 1454264 57.62
13 Salvador (and RMS) Brazil 2,234 3884435 57.51
14 Vitoria Brazil 1,066 1857616 57.39
15 São Luís Brazil 807 1414793 57.04
16 Culiacán Mexico 490 897.583 54.57
17 Ciudad Guayana Venezuela 570 1050283 54.27
18 Turret Mexico 633 1167142 54.24
19 Kingston Jamaica 619 1171686 52.83
20 Cape Town South Africa 1,905 3740026 50.94
Source: Seguridad, Justicia y Paz

San Pedro Sula, city of Honduran, topped the list of most dangerous cities in  the world for third time in a row with homicidal rate of 187 per 100, 000 citizens. Its homicides rate jumped from 125 to 174 from 2010 to 2013. Drug cartels, weapon trafficking, armed gangs all combined to make city the world’s most violent.  Majority of murders involved shooting by armed gang members freely wondering in the city street.

Last Updated : December 28, 2014

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Which Is The Most Dangerous Country In The World

Everyone want peace and prosperity in his country but due to dangerous level of terrorism, social crime, rebel activities, our world has become horrible place to live in . Providing guarantee of the life and healthy environment is the basic obligation of state but in some countries, situation is so worst that large criminal groups move freely after brutal killing of innocents people and Intelligence and law enforcement agencies has completely failed to beat threats of high intensity to citizens. Corrupt governance, religious ideology, backwardness, rebel group and economic factors all contribute to make country most dangerous in the world.
The Country Threat Index, published by IntelCenter, a Washington-based company, evaluate level of terrorist and rebel alerts, messaging traffic, videos, photos and homicide rate over the past 30 days. Countries is considered the most dangerous if it scored highest in CTI. The pie chart above shows what percentage of global CTI each of the top 10 nations represent.

Rank Country CTI Score
1 Nigeria 1,145
2 Iraq 569
3 Syria 498
4 France 368
5 Afghanistan 283
6 Somalia 237
7 Yemen 200
8 Pakistan 147
9 Libya 131
10 United States 60

Nigeria ranked as the most dangerous countries in the world, according to IntelCenter’s CTI. Diverse ethno-linguistic groups is the main cause of ehtenic violence. Boko Haram’s movement to replace secular system with Islamic laws also causing religious violence.

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10 Countries with Highest Level of Terrorism

Terrorism is spread beyond anyone’s control in today’s world, engulfing peace and prosperity of most nations. The Global Terrorism Index, product of Institute for Economics and Peace, evaluate the intensity of terrorism and its global trends and patterns in 162 countries and identify the most common causes that induce people to do such crimes. In countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, MENA and South Asia, Religious ideology is main cause of terrorism while in others part of world political or nationalistic and separatist movements are largely involved in such devilish activities. The worst affected region is South Asia where highest number of terrorist attacks. However report said that terrorism is growing but it is still not as much dangerous as homicides which has taken lives of about 437, 000 people, this being 40 times greater, According to report.

Global Terrorism Index 2014

  • Dramatic increase in Terroristic activities of fivefold took lives of about 107, 000 people over the last 14 years
  • In 2013, 18, 000 people lost their lives in 10, 000 terrorist incidents while countries at first five spot encountered with over 60 per cent of such incidents.
  • Success rate of terrorists in meeting their tactical objectives was over 85 percent.
  • 102 of 162 countries remained most peaceful in term of  terrorism and experienced no deaths from any such incidents in 2013, while 60 countries recorded one or more deaths.

Countries with highest proportion of deaths by terrorism

Top ten countries with the highest levels of terrorist activity in 2013 that faced 90% of global terrorist activity.

Rank Country Score
1 Iraq 10
2 Afghanistan 9.39
3 Pakistan 9.37
4 Nigeria 8.58
5 Syria 8.12
6 India 7.86
7 Somalia 7.41
8 Yemen 7.31
9 Philippines 7.29
10 Thailand 7.19

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Ten Countries with Highest Car Theft Rate

Cars have become prime targets for thieves across the world. In the metropolitan areas, cars are the most stolen automobiles due to its worth and easy mobility. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime published data of countries  with highest cars theft rate. Due to difference in legal definition of crime and method of offence counting and recording, extra caution is required while doing cross-national comparisons on such figures however this data will provide you complete picture of current trends on top ten countries. Keep in mind that these figures only include theft of private cars at the country level which were recorded by police, excluding motorcycles, commercial vehicles, buses, lorries, construction and agricultural vehicles. Below are world top ten countries with highest cars thefts rates.

Rank Country Rate per 100,000 population (2012) Total number of police-recorded Cars theft
1. Italy 208.0 126,627
2. France 174.1 111,305
3. United States of America 167.8 532,900
4. Sweden 117.2 11,146
5. Belgium 106.0 11,725
6. Greece 100.2 11,145
7. Norway 94.1 4,701
8. Netherlands 75.2 12,575
9. Spain 75.1 35,131
10. Cyprus 66.0 745
Source : United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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Countries with Highest Rate of Sexual Offences Against Children

Child Sexual abuses are a pressing concern in most countries of the world that not only have immediate negative psychological impacts but also have damaging long-term effects that ruins the remaining children’s life. Sexual offences against children have reached epidemic proportion in those countries where highest rate of such crime is prevalent that confirms the importance of the problem among both men and women. Every legal system provides a range of offences regarding sexual conduct with children but still this disease is rampant, indiscriminate and cuts across class, geography, culture and religion. According to International Labour Organization, children who are victims of forced labour are often become victims of sexual abuse. In most African countries, children are sold into prostitution to pay off family debts which the terrible form of sexual offences against child. Other forms include child pornography, procuring a child for prostitution, statutory rape with a person below the age of consent and other abuses related to the sexual exploitation of children.

The true prevalence of child sexual abuse is not known since the Victims often hesitate to report sexual offences to police or other authorities but  United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime made an effort to rank countries with highest rate of sexual offences committed against children recorded by the police.  Their figures do not reflect the total number of sexual offences committed against children since many cases often go under-reporting, but it does give broader view of current situation. Based on UNODC’s latest report, here are top 20 countries with highest rate of sexual offences against children.

Rank Country Rate per 100,000 population (2011) Total number of police-recorded sexual offences against children
1. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 151.8 166
2. Sweden 76.4 7,223
3. Chile 62.3 10,784
4. Costa Rica 55.7 2,641
5. Bahamas 48.0 176
6. New Zealand 43.2 1,906
7. Belgium 35.9 3,949
8. Grenada 33.3 35
9. Finland 31.2 1,682
10. Paraguay 30.4 2,001
11. Israel 29.1 2,192
12. Bolivia 27.6 2,854
13. Norway 26.6 1,316
14. Botswana 26.6 529
15. Mauritius 23.4 289
16. El Salvador 23.0 1,437
17. Belize 22.4 71
18. France 21.2 13,470
19. Trinidad and Tobago 18.9 252
20. Cape Verde 18.1 89
Source : United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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Top Ten Countries With Highest Robbery Rate

Most men have probably had dream of snatching something worth millions once in a lifetime. Fortunately, most of us are rational enough not to follow such dreams but there are some people who aren’t. Today, highest rate of armed robbery is not only threatening habitats but only pose danger signals on foreign investors and tourists of the country since such cases often take life in addition to valuables. During the past decade, robbery has become the most prevalent violent crime committed across the world. Banks, casinos, clubs, hotels and jewelries shop are highly targeted by robbers while public place such as a sidewalk, street, or parking lot are also not safe where criminals freely wonder to steal a car, purse and money by force.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime gather information about highest rate of police-recorded robberies in most affected countries of the world. This figures include muggings (bag-snatching) and theft with violence; excluding pick pocketing and extortion. Due to difference in legal definition of crime and highest percentage of robbery that is not reported in some countries, cross-national comparisons of any data is quite difficult to conduct. Remember, any specified robbery rate does not mean that everywhere in that country retains the same amount of danger or safety since it varies by neighborhoods or areas. Based on UNODC’s latest report, here are top ten countries with highest robbery rate in the world.

Rank Country Rate per 100,000 population (2012) Robberies
1. Belgium 1,728.1 191,126
2. Spain 1,074.9 502,546
3. Mexico 618.0 746,894
4. Costa Rica 521.6 25,066
5. Brazil 493.1 979,571
6. Chile 467.6 81,664
7. Uruguay 454.0 15,414
8. Trinidad and Tobago 331.7 4,436
9. Panama 264.0 10,038
10. Honduras 226.6 17,980
Source : United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Belgium has the highest robbery rate in the world. Brussels airport diamond heist and Antwerp diamond heist happened in Belgium in which robbers snatch $50 million and $118 million of diamonds respectively that are listed amongst world’s biggest robberies in history.

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