Honduras named murder capital of the world
A violent death every 74 minutes has earned this small Central American country the dubious title.
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2012 18:15

Honduras has the highest rate of homicide in the world, four times higher than that of Mexico, according to the United Nations.

It is estimated that there is a violent death every 74 minutes in the small Central American country with a population of just eight million people.

Citizens have taken to arming themselves in self-defence, as some blame the growing number of criminals coming from abroad for the problem.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Awad reports from Tegucigalpa.


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