Unfortunately like all statistics they can be horribly manipulated. I firmly believe that is the case here. Yes we have homicide cases; mostly on the mainland & mostly in Belize City, and like most metropolitan areas (Chicago included) they involve at risk life styles. I believe this article takes a handful of people and implies that the innocent are being murdered by the numbers. Even though I was not with the nationals who lost their lives, I believe each event had a specific circumstance....For our dear Friend Matthew Klink he was carrying a super large sum of cash on his person, and being the great guy he was he trusted the people around him with that information. With regard to reporter they speak of, I have read that she took a walk at night in the jungle....Of course any murder is a tragedy however to imply that Belize has a high murder rate in all parts of the Country and daily tourists who are visiting are at risk is absurd. All simply my opinion and observation of what goes on in my community.