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#55: Comparative murder statistics in Jamaica and Haiti (fw

From: Max Blanchet <MaxBlanchet@worldnet.att.net>

Caribbean News Agency (CANA)

Thirty one murdered in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CANA - There were 31 murders in Jamaica between 
Monday and Saturday, the Police Information Centre (PIC) reported. 
Police said Saturday that of the number of persons killed, mostly in 
Kingston and St. Catherine, the police were linked to five of the 
killings. A total of 440 people have been murdered so far this year 
compared with 453 for the corresponding period last year. 

So, extrapolating a bit, the murder rate is rougly 880-906 for a country

a population of 2.7 million, or about 32.6-33.6 per 100,000 per year.

In Haiti, I estimate the murder rate to be  about 10-12 deaths per week 

or about  520-624 per year for a population of 8 million, or about

per 100,000.  

This would seem to indicate that things are better in Haiti, 4 times better

be precise!

Of course, the great majority of Haitians do not at all care about the fact

they seem to be better off than Jamaicans on this particular score.

They naturally compare what is today to what existed before.

Are they better off on this basis?