Verisk Maplecroft, one of the biggest global risk and strategic consulting company, has recently compiled a top of the most violent countries on the planet.

For this research, the company has taken into account many factors such as: robbery, kidnapping, drug traffic, extortion, and other activities that involve or lead to violence. It came up that the most dangerous countries are from Latin America, Africa and Middle East.

The company analyzed data from 198 countries, and each country has been assigned a rating from 0 to 10, where 0 means extreme risk and 10 means low risk.

Here are the countries that, according to Verisk Maplecroft’s research, pose an extreme risk of violent crime.

#6

Honduras, Central America (Rating: 1.44)

In Honduras, the best known criminal gangs are the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18, responsible for numerous illegal activities and murders.
In Honduras, the best known criminal gangs are the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18, responsible for numerous illegal activities and murders.
#5

Syria, Middle East (Rating: 1.19)

Destroyed by the civil war that followed the Arabic Spring, Syria is facing a major humanitarian crisis. Almost half a million died, over 4.800.000 refugees and over 7.600.000 were internally displaced since the beginning of the war. Syria has become a battlefield for the rebels, the pro-Assad forces, the International Coalition against ISIL, Russia, and ISIL (ISIS or Daesh).
Destroyed by the civil war that followed the Arabic Spring, Syria is facing a major humanitarian crisis. Almost half a million died, over 4.800.000 refugees and over 7.600.000 were internally displaced since the beginning of the war. Syria has become a battlefield for the rebels, the pro-Assad forces, the International Coalition against ISIL, Russia, and ISIL (ISIS or Daesh).

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