There are many reasons behind a country having a high murder rate; it could be because of poverty, war, inefficient policing, widespread corruption, narcotics issues. The US has a murder rate of 3.8 per 100,000 people per year. In contrast, the current listed country with the worst murder rate in the world is Honduras, with 84.3 intentional homicides per 100,000 per year.

Seven Days in the Murder Capital of the World

Fusion's Dan Lieberman travels to San Pedro Sula, Honduras to find out why so many people are fleeing the country and trying to come to the United States. Dramatic video.

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Gang warfare contributes greatly to the murder rate.

Welcome to the murder capital of Brazil

Salvador, Brazil, was preparing for the World Cup, but crime is a major concern. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports. Report from 2014.

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Brazil's murder rate has been recorded as around 25.2 per 100,000.
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