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Murder Rate Amongst Youth in Latin America Skyrockets

Brazil's murder rate ranks sixth among 100 countries, both in terms of the population as a whole and among youth. The first-ranked country in terms of overall murder rate is El Salvador (57.3 per 100,000 in 2006), followed by Colombia (42.8 in 2006) and Venezuela (36.4 in 2007). The U.S. murder rate was 5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2009, according to figures provided by the U.S. government. continue reading »