This past August Puerto Rico #2 as far as the murder rate was concerned.
Murder Rate in Puerto Rico – Highest in the United States
Posted on 14 August 2008 [ ]
Update: Washington DC has a higher murder rate than Puerto Rico, based on 2005 stats, making Puerto Rico #2.
Are you planning a trip to Puerto Rico, or perhaps considering a move back to the homeland? Are you interested in finding out comparable violent crime statistics?
You may or may not be surprised to find out that Puerto Rico has the highest murder rate of any United States state or territory.
Puerto Rico (as of 2005 statistics): 19.6 Murders Per 100,000
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