Homicides in Honduras

On a per capita basis, Honduras has the highest rate of murders in the world, with 82 murders per 100,000 people. Around 20 people are murdered in the country everyday. Officials believe that the drug smuggling of cocaine from South America and through Honduras on its way to the United States is the cause of the high number of murders.

Source: “Honduras turns to army to battle drug gangs,” Reuters, November 30, 2011.