There has been a disturbing increase in the rate of
murder in the US during the pandemic. Assuming that the intentional homicide rate in the US will revert back to pre-pandemic levels, here
is a list of the intentional homicide rate per 100,000 people in
individual countries in 2018 or 2019, just before the start of the pandemic
El Salvador - 52.02 Jamaica - 43.85 Venezuela - 36.69 South Africa - 36.40 Bahamas - 30.90 Mexico - 29.07 Brazil - 27.38 Colombia - 25.34 Uganda - 10.42 Iraq - 10.08
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