Last Updated on September 23, 2020
Lesotho is located in the southern region of Africa and is a landlocked country without a single large water body around. It has a population of more than 2 million people. A significant percentage of the country’s population is living below the poverty line, which explains the scary murder rate.
In fact, Lesotho has one of the highest crime and homicide rates in the world, with 38 people out of every 10,000 being killed!
Swaziland, also known as the Kingdom of Eswatini, is a landlocked country with an estimated population of 1.3 million. Every year, 33.8 out of every 1,000 are killed, resulting in one of the highest homicide rates in the world.
Unfortunately, Swaziland also suffers from widespread horrible diseases, such as AIDS and TB (tuberculosis.) And with the deadly combination of high murder rates and diseases, the average life expectancy in this country is at the age of 50.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis is a gorgeous two-island nation that everyone would love to spend a vacation in one of its stunning beaches. It’s actually a very small state with a small population of only 54,821 people.
With the natural beauty and tiny population, one could hardly imagine that this country is home to frequent crimes and merciless murders. Saint Kitts and Nevis actually has one of the world’s highest murder rates. It is estimated that over 17 in every 50,000 people are killed every year.
South Africa is the largest country in southern Africa, with a large population of more than 56 million people. Unfortunately, this nation comes with an immense murder rate as well. Every year, at least 31 in every 100,000 people are killed, and according to police statistics, more than 50 individuals are being killed on a daily basis.