There is no such thing like a “violent country” nor a peace index map that makes any sense. I know many areas here in colombia where i would sleep peaceful with my family in a tent – i know areas in US and Europe where i would never do so. It is mostly a question of avoiding to be at the wrong place at the wrong time – in ANY country. Avoid streets dominated by armed bandits at night in the US – avoid zones where armed bandits are “in charge” in colombia. In a European or US city the violent street gang headquater may be just a block away of your home – in colombia it is hundreds of kilometers away in the most remote jungle outposts. Take a coffee, talk to the locals, be informed, relax. I am living in colombia since 15 years – have been here during the worst time – it is probably the safest latin american country now after narco-guerilla war is won and the problem has been widley displaced to other countries like mexico peru and brazil and venezuela.
Today the crime and murder rates in colombian cities are lower than in washington DC. Danger is most of all a question of “perception” perception is most of all a question of media hype and has little to do with “reality”. It would be a project management error to trade a real danger (hurricane zone) against a imaginary one “world safety map” when picking a location for a seastead. What might be a real problem is that the “customers” will see it that way – so your “capacity to sell” or doing business might be compromized by the “country image”.
Colombia is the 11th most violent (138th most peaceful) country on the planet.
so how do you deal with the violence?
is it noticeable?
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In fact will be interesting to know why Colombia is suffering such violence. Which country has support for many years the PARAMILITARS? and which countries have been supporting the Guerilla?
So everybody talk about violence in Colombia but NOBODY wants to talk about the interest of USA and EUROPE in its naturals resources, supporting violence in order to create instability and then steal their natural resources.
If I ask Which is the country which creates more violence in the world, everybody knows, Do you Know that Mr ELSPRU?
Dare to make a map of countries which create more violence in the world, since human history records.