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Old 08-07-2019, 11:23 PM
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And today, Venezuela issued a travel advisory to it’s citizens, with regard to the danger US gun violence presents for travellers.

Let THAT sink in.
That is a joke.
Homicide data
Venezuela is currently among the countries with the highest murder rates in the world.[25][26] Recently, the murder rate in Venezuela is the subject of some dispute according to the Associated Press, since Bolivarian government slowly denied access to homicide statistics.[27] A non-governmental organization known as the Venezuelan Violence Observatory (OVV), which collects crime data from seven different universities around the country, provides data of homicide rates in Venezuela.[25]

In 2010, The New York Times stated that according to news reports, data from human rights groups, such as the OVV's statistics, may actually be undercounting the number of those murdered in Venezuela.[28] According to the Venezuelan non-governmental organization PROVEA, unlike other NGOs, the Venezuelan government excludes homicide data that includes fighting or police related deaths in its murder rate statistics.[26][29] PROVEA figures provided in the UN's 2014 Global Homicide Book put Venezuela's homicide rate at 53.7 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012, closer to the Venezuelan government's 2012 estimate,[27] but still the second highest peacetime murder rate in the world after Honduras (estimated at 90.4).[30][31]

The OVV puts the homicide rate for 2013 at approximately 79 per 100,000[25] and the murder rate in the capital Caracas at 122 per 100,000 residents.[3].... According to the World Bank, the 2016 homicide rate was 56 per 100,000, making Venezuela third in the world, after El Salvador and Honduras.[35] OVV data has 23,047 homicides committed in Venezuela in 2018, a rate of 81.4 per 100,000 people, with the decline being attributed to emigration.[35] ....

By 2018, Venezuela's murder rate–described as the highest in the world–had begun to decrease according to the OVV, with the organization stating that this downward trend was due to the millions of Venezuelans that emigrated from the country at the time.[37] The U.S. Bureau o
f Diplomatic Security stated that there were 73 daily violent deaths in 2018.


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