Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tip of the Day for Foreign Governments: ALL Gov'ts Should Release Crimes Stats ANNUALLY

Although I have worked with countless foreign governments over my nearly 40-year career in international affairs, I am fully cognizant of one compelling data-point:

"That all foreign governments, regardless of size, personnel and political influence, issue crime statistics annually, largely given the fact that travel warnings alone do very little to prevent foreign travelers…particularly when travelers fail to read them!

COMMENT: Considering that the third most populated nation in the world--the US--reportedly has one of the worst records of all foreign governments in terms of investigating how, who, what, when, where and why US citizens are killed while traveling abroad.

How do I know this to be the case? Largely because of the 5,078 incidents that have confronted foreign nationals of all nationalities since 2009.

That amounts to an average posting per year of  1,015 @: StayingSafeAbroad.

Thanks to data-basing software, I'm able to calculate the number of incidents that have been filed on each country during the course of these long years.

One data-point that I intimately know, based upon the posting below, is that "since 2008, only two murders of 50 US citizens have been solved by Honduran authorities:

http://stayingsafeabroad.blogspot.com/2014/09/honduras-homicides-double-between-2005

According to the link below, 648 US citizens were murdered in México between October 2002 and December 2012, for a reported fatality rate of 64.8 US citizens (over a ten-year period) who returned to their homeland in the cargo compartment of an airliner. Not a pretty picture, huh?:

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/05/20/more-americans-murdered-in-mexico-than-any-other-country-in-world

As if the above data is not grim enough, just guess at the number of US citizens who disappear every year?

Two other important links to review include the following, both of which pertain to missing persons:

http://facts.randomhistory.com/missing-persons-facts

http://www.missingabroad.org/someone-missing















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