It may be a surprise to learn that Venezuela has the worst crime statistics in the world. It also follows although not always necessarily that is also the unsafest. How did a country that is so rich in oil resources get to this state.? Like other oil-producing nations, there was too much reliance on oil. Before oil, it was a major commodities producer of coffee and cocoa. It is hard to believe that in the 80’s it was the richest nation in South America. Today it can hardly feed itself as prices fell and it can no longer afford to import the foodstuffs it requires. As it cast its agricultural economy to the vagrancies of the oil market and its vast swings in the oil market.
In such harsh reality its crime figures have in a short space of time relatively have arrived to this worst position to the detriment of its people.