Murder: Canada vs. Guatemala
605 people were murdered in Canada last year. That's 1.81 murders per 100,000 people.
5885 people were murdered in Guatemala last year. That's 46.23 murders per 100,000 people.
The difference is primarily due to a culture of impunity in Guatemala. The BBC article says that last year the murder convictions were in the single digits. Murders aren't really even investigated in here. The police, judiciary, and politicians are extremely corrupt. No one has been prosecuted for crimes against humanity from the 36 year civil war in which 200,000 people were killed.
I'm more than apprehensive everytime I visit the capital city. Most of the killing in the Tactic area is revenge or drug related.
If you want to murder someone, come to Guatemala.
I guess that's what you get when you put a gun on your national flag.