Although Jamaica has the highest homicide rate of any Caribbean nation, it should be noted that homicide rates have decreased by almost 10% from 2009 statistics. According to the U.S. Department of State, violent crimes on the island rarely occur to visitors, remaining primarily a domestic problem. Crime in the country can be attributed to high levels of poverty, drug use and trafficking, and gang retribution. Travelers to the island should avoid being in the capital, Kingston, and other inner city neighborhoods where crime is relatively higher. If you have to take a trip into the city of Kingston, use smart judgment as with any large city to help ensure safety.
52.1 homicides per 100,000 population