Top 10 Countries With the Highest Crime Rates in the World


Crime Rate: 83.76 

Venezuela has a crime index of 83.76, the highest of any country in the world 

Papua New Guinea 

Crime Rate: 80.79 

Papua New Guinea has a crime index of 80.79. In Papua New Guinea, crime, especially violent crime, is primarily fueled by rapid social, economic, and political changes 

South Africa 

Crime Rate: 76.86 

South Africa has the third-highest crime rate in the world. South Africa has a notably high rate of assaults, rape, homicides, and other violent crimes 


Crime Rate: 76.31 

Afghanistan has the fourth-highest crime rate 


Crime Rate: 74.54 

With a crime index of 74.54, Honduras ranks fifth in the world in terms of crime rate 


Crime Rate: 68.74 

Guyana has the eighth-highest crime rate worldwide of 68.74, and a murder rate of about four times higher than that of the United States.

El Salvador 

Crime Rate: 67.79 

Organized crime is a massive problem in El Salvador, contributing to most social violence, with its two largest gangs, MS-13 and Barrio 18 


Crime Rate: 67.49 

Brazil has the seventh-highest crime rate in the world with exceptionally high rates of violent crimes 


Crime Rate: 67.42 

Finishing the top ten list of countries with the highest crime rates is Jamaica, which is plagued by government corruption, gang activity, and high levels of violent crime, including sexual assault. 


Crime Rate: 67.18 

Intentional homicides are estimates of unlawful homicides purposely inflicted as a result of domestic disputes, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, intergang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups