Venezuela, More Deadly Than Iraq, Wonders Why

Some here joke that they might be safer if they lived in Baghdad. The numbers bear them out. In Iraq, a country with about the same population as Venezuela, there were 4,644 civilian deaths from violence in 2009, according to Iraq Body Count; in Venezuela that year, the number of murders climbed above 16,000.

Publication Date

August 2010

Publication Name

New York Times

Violence type

Simon Romero