KABUL (Khaama Press): Afghanistan is ranked 4th on the list of countries with the highest crime rate in 2023, according to the World Population Review (WPR).
Afghanistan has the fourth-highest crime rate. Thus, more than 76 crimes are committed in the Country for every 100,000 people.
The crime has various forms, including corruption, assassinations, drug trafficking, kidnapping and money laundering.
In 2020, Afghanistan provided 85% of the illicit opium consumed worldwide, the report claimed.
The report also added that since the Taliban regained control of the Country in 2021, despite their promise to eliminate the opium industry, it will be difficult since it is such a vital part of the Country’s struggling economy.
On the other hand, the report also said that the other form of crimes could be robbery and assault due to the high unemployment rate in the Country.
The countries with the ten highest crime rates, expressed per 100,000 people, globally are:
- Venezuela (83.76)
- Papua New Guinea (80.79)
- South Africa (76.86)
- Afghanistan (76.31)
- Honduras (74.54)
- Trinidad and Tobago (71.63)
- Guyana (68.74)
- El Salvador (67.79)
- Brazil (67.49)
- Jamaica (67.42)
The total number of crimes of any kind reported divided by the total population, then multiplied by 100,000, yields the overall crime rate (because the crime rate is typically reported as X number of crimes per 100,000 people).
Many factors affect crime rates, which differ widely from Country to Country. For instance, a country’s crime rate typically increases with high poverty and unemployment.