World Population Review 2023: Afghanistan ranks 4th on list in crime rate
Afghanistan, April 10: According to the Population Review (WPR), Afghanistan is ranked fourth on the list of the countries with the highest crime rate in 2023.
The country has the fourth-highest crime rate. More than 76 crimes are committed in Afghanistan for every 100,000 people.
Crime rate in Afghanistan includes corruption, assassinations, drug trafficking, kidnapping and money laundering.
As per the reports, Afghanistan in 2020 provided 85 per cent of the illicit opium consumed worldwide.
Sources reported that crime rate in Afghanistan is rising 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.
The report also said that the other form of crimes could be robbery and assault due to the high unemployment rate in the country.
List of countries with highest crime rate in 2023
Venezuela – 1st
Papua New Guinea – 2nd
South Africa- 3rd
Sources also reported that total number of crimes 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.