Nicaragua is Safer than U.S.

When my husband and I first told people we were moving to Nicaragua, we were met with a lot of skepticism. Most were concerned about our safety, as many believe this country to be dangerous.  Which is why when I read this article in CNN, I felt the need to post it.

“CNN reports that a global index of peace sponsored by the respected Economist Intelligence Group ranks Nicaragua safer than the U.S. On a peace scale of 1 (most peaceful) to 5 (most violent), Nicaragua is 1.92. It’s higest sub-ratings are earned for its respect of human rights, very low odds of terrorist attacks and armed conflict, as well as treatment of foreigners and property rights.  There is crime here and elsewhere in Nicaragua, as there is everywhere on this planet, but when it happens here, it’s the talk of the neighborhood and the talk of the town, which highlights how rare it is when it happens — and how special this place is.”

 

 

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One thought on “Nicaragua is Safer than U.S.

  1. Hi, Good morning. Your blog is wonderful. However, please be careful. Nicaragua is not safer than the U.S. by any objective measure. In fact the opposite is true. (For instance the reported homicide rate in Nicaragua is double the U.S.). While on the ‘peace index’ scale, some combination of subjective and objective factors may make it more “peaceful” by their definition, that does not make it safer. By the way, if you would like, please feel free to post a link to your blog at the new site I set up, central-america-forum.com.
    Peter Christopher

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