We Tour June 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

Four Caribbean countries where visitors need to take extra caution

Nduta Waweru June 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

June 11, 2018 at 10:00 am | We Tour

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the most dangerous country in the Caribbean with 60 points, and eighth most dangerous after Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Gabon, Liberia, South Africa and Mexico.

The country grapples with drug crimes, theft and homicide, with 1198 murder cases reported in the first half of 2017. Reports link the increasing levels of homicide to the gangs working around the Caribbean including in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

The murder of women in the country has also been on the rise, with 43 cases reported in June 2017 alone.

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