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The Global Crime Index 2022 revealed that crime rates continue to rise worldwide, with no signs of slowing down. In fact, the number of people victimized by crimes has doubled since 2012.
While many believed that increases in security would have prevented an escalation in criminal activity, the statistics only show a greater need for improved safety measures. “Unfortunately, even with heightened security in every country, the sheer number of people wanting to break the law far surpasses our ability to stop them,” said crime analyst Martin Crowley.
While there were some fluctuations in certain regions, the overall trend indicated that criminal activity increased in all countries compared to 2021 levels. The Global Crime Syndicate has controlled most of the crime in recent years. Most crimes are planned and performed by professionals with high technology.
However, the only way to stop these crimes is by having advanced surveillance and protective gear, which can be easily disabled by new technologies that will cause problems for law enforcement personnel.
Crime rates have been increasing every year for the past 20 years. This has caused concern among leaders of various international groups, searching for ways to stop these rising numbers. Not to talk much, we have compiled this Global Crime Index 2022 to help understand how crime has evolved around the world.
Overview of Crime Index 2022
When you’re thinking about crime, do you ever think about what kind of crimes are more prevalent than others? Well, the Crime Index of 2022 has just come out! The index ranks countries on their level of organized criminal activity. Venezuela tops the list. Here’s the list of the top twenty.
Venezuela has ranked first for many years now. The country’s ever-rising crime rates have been linked to the drug cartels and police working together, which is illegal in Venezuela by law. That being said, it’s not as if there is a police force that can do anything about it. Moreover, there’s been a big push towards privatizing the police forces, which led to many cooperating with cartels.
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea has ranked second on the list for years. Violence, domestic violence, and attacks by armed groups are common in Papua New Guinea. The country’s police force is understaffed, undertrained, and underfunded to respond adequately to these crimes. Also, the crimes are committed in rural areas where it is hard for the police to get there.
Afghanistan has been moving up the list and has ranked 3rd since last year. This country is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women, who risk violence whenever they leave their homes. Also, parts of Afghanistan essentially function as autonomous states where criminals can operate without fear of prosecution.
South Africa has been moving up the list and is in 4th place this year. South Africa usually ranks high on lists like this because of its incredibly high violent crime rate. Cases of rape, assault, and robbery are all extremely common there. In fact, people have been leaving the country in droves because of it.
Honduras has ranked 5th for a few years now. There isn’t a ton of detail on it because it’s such a small country, but we do know that there’s not really any drug trade to speak of, so the crime must be coming from something else. It could be gangs, police corruption, or something else.
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad And Tobago have ranked 6th for the last two years, but this year it’s forming a three-way tie with Jamaica and El Salvador. It usually ranks high on lists like this thanks to violence associated with organized crime, corruption among authorities, and gang activity. Besides, it’s one of the highest “failed state” rankings in the world, which tells you something.
Guyana has always ranked 7th, and it’s not hard to see why. The country is huge, but there are very few police officers to cover it. In fact, Guyana only has one police officer for every 400 people. So, if you have a population of around 800,000, that would be about 32 officers total. It’s not hard to see why crime is out of control.
El Salvador has been tied with Trinidad and Tobago for years. In 2016, El Salvador was ranked as having the most murders per capita globally, but it seems to have subsided a bit since then. It is still extremely high, though. Gangs are violent, powerful, and active all across El Salvador.
Jamaica is a great vacation spot. That being said, it’s also known for gangs and drug cartels. In fact, Jamaica has the highest murder rate in the world outside of a war zone. In addition to that, poverty rates are high, as well as unemployment rates. So, there’s even more crime from those who don’t have anything to lose.
Syria is a very dangerous place. First off, it’s got gangs and terrorist groups running all over the country. Second, the police force has been decimated by war, which means they can’t do their job of keeping people safe properly. And third, there isn’t much in the way of economic opportunities for young men there.
Consequently, they join gangs and terrorist groups to try to make money. Jamaica has the highest murder rate in the world outside of a war zone. Gangs are violent, powerful, and active all across Jamaica.
Peru has always ranked 11th on this list. Peru is one of the most dangerous places in the world today for women who risk violence whenever they leave their homes. The country also doesn’t have much of an economy, so there isn’t much opportunity to get out of poverty. So, people turn to crime and drug cartels.
Brazil is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman. There was even an app called “Women Safety Flash” that tells women how to get home safely from different areas. Brazil has high murder rates and violent crime rates overall, so it’s not hard to see why this country ranks so high on lists like this.
Cameroon has ranked 13th for two years now. It’s also tied with Mexico, which is surprising considering its size. Cameroon was supposed to be one of the emerging economies, but it hasn’t really happened yet. The reason may be because there are terrorist groups throughout the country like Boko Haram and criminal gangs like the “Pique Boys.”
Angola has ranked 14th for three years now. It’s got the 10th highest murder rate globally, and that doesn’t appear to be changing either. There are high crime rates throughout the country, which means it’s very dangerous for people there who can’t afford private security like you might find here in America.
Namibia has ranked 15th for the last three years as well. Like Angola, Namibia has one of the highest murder rates in the world. It also doesn’t help that there’s barely any police presence there either. Moreover, the country has a high poverty rate, which may be one of the reasons why crime is so bad there.
Argentina is known for being one of the most dangerous countries in Latin America. This may be because it has very high crime rates, especially for robberies and homicides. Also, the economy in Argentina isn’t in great shape either. It doesn’t help that there are terrorist groups like Hezbollah active throughout this country.
Nigeria has ranked 17th for the last three years. Like Angola, Nigeria is another African country with a high murder rate. It also doesn’t help that Boko Haram is active throughout this country. In fact, Nigeria has one of the highest rates of terrorism in the world today. So, that should tell you something about how dangerous this country is overall.
Bangladesh has ranked 18th for three years in a row. It’s also one of the most densely populated countries in the world too, which makes it even more dangerous considering how many people are packed into such a small area.
There are high rates of violence, including acid attacks against women, throughout this country. And terrorist groups like Ansarullah Bangla Team and Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh are also active there.
Mozambique has ranked 19th for the last three years. This country doesn’t have much of an economy either, and there’s a lot of poverty throughout this country. In fact, Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in Africa overall. There are high rates of robberies and thefts and violence against women here. This country is home to some terrorist groups as well, including al-Shabaab.
The Bahamas has ranked 20th for two years now. It also doesn’t help that this country has a high rate of sexual violence as well as other safety concerns for women throughout the country as well. The Bahamas is one of the more expensive countries in the Caribbean, so there aren’t many opportunities there either for people who want to try and make a decent living.