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Virgin Island Murder Rate #21362
07/20/2013 10:50 AM
07/20/2013 10:50 AM

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Wow, this article about Brazil mentions the USVI murder rate - YIKES <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/cloud.gif" alt="" /> Is it that dangerous these days?


In 2011, Brazil, now home to 194 million people, recorded 51,198 homicides, ranked seventh among the world's most violent nations after El Salvador, the US Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Colombia and Guatemala.

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Re: Virgin Island Murder Rate #21363
07/20/2013 01:06 PM
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Anon--If you're going to refer to an article, please post a link.


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Re: Virgin Island Murder Rate [Re: Carol_Hill] #21364
07/20/2013 04:50 PM
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I have been traveling for over 35 yrs. to the USVI, mostly STT, and now own a beautiful condo there. NEVER have I experienced a crime to my person or belongings. There is crime, don't get me wrong....but I live in NYC....crime central...stop scaring people and stay home if you can't even post your name or the article you cite !!

Re: Virgin Island Murder Rate [Re: Poohwear] #21365
07/20/2013 05:51 PM
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I've felt "uncomfortable" in USVI, SXM and even Grenada. But I hope to return as often as I can. Vigilance and common sense will set you free.

Re: Virgin Island Murder Rate [Re: Carol_Hill] #21366
07/20/2013 09:43 PM
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Sorry couldn't with my iPad. Not that advanced. Google news "brazil murder rate"'. Dozens of articles. Brazil number 7 per capita, behind six countries one of which is usvi. Surprised me. I love us I especially St. John. I have had some gamey moments in the virgins. I'd still come back.

Re: Virgin Island Murder Rate #21367
07/21/2013 07:24 AM
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I don't like getting involved in discussions on Brazil, as I know nothing about them. I will comment that the murder rate just about everywhere, including Chicago, is driven by those who are involved with trafficking in drugs and guns. If you look at the supply lines from south America through the Caribbean and central America, you will see the results.


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Re: Virgin Island Murder Rate [Re: Nutmeg] #21368
07/21/2013 04:46 PM
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Gamey moments? like your meat did not taste right?

Re: Virgin Island Murder Rate [Re: sail2wind] #21369
07/21/2013 09:18 PM
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On St John right now. Been here a week with 4 days to go. So far so good. Wish me luck.

Of course we come every year sometimes more than once. As with anywhere common sense is your best friend. As Nutmeg said these things tend to gravitate to drugs and illegal arms. Stay away from them and you're 99.9% home free.

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Re: Virgin Island Murder Rate [Re: sail2wind] #21370
07/21/2013 10:27 PM
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Gamey moments? like your meat did not taste right?


Good one! ;))

Re: Virgin Island Murder Rate [Re: MissinStT] #21371
07/22/2013 04:30 PM
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On St John right now.


And you don't call?? <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Sad.gif" alt="" />


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