[www.inewsguyana.com] – The United Nations and the World Health Organization have released their 2014 Global Status Report on Violence Prevention, which paints a bleak and detailed picture of murder and violence around the world.
Worldwide in 2012, there were 475,000 murder victims, 60% of whom were males between 15 and 44 years old. Half of all homicide victims are killed by a firearm, and Latin America is the world’s most murderous region.
The global homicide rate for 2012 stood at 6.7 per 100,000 inhabitants — slightly lower than the 2011 rate of 6.9.
Guyana ranked 15th on the list of 20 most homicidal countries in the world.
49% killed by firearms
Guyana is one of the few Caribbean countries that’s part of South America. The government has made it difficult for the average person to own a firearm legally, which has caused more weapons to go unlicensed. It’s relatively easy to get handguns, machetes, and knives, according to OSAC’s 2013 Crime and Safety Report.
To view the full MSN report, click on the following link: http://www.msn.com/en-ca/travel/news/the-20-most-homicidal-countries-in-the-world/ar-BBgVaB8?ocid=mailsignout