Belize has been dubbed as the third most murderous country in the world. What is also true is that in 2015 Belize recorded 119 murders, a decrease of four from 2014. Our neighbors like El Salvador and Honduras have reported murders in the thousands. Guatemala who placed below Belize at number five in the murder rate list, records an average of about 100 murders every month. So one has a difficult time believing that Belize ranked third on the murder rate list in 2015. CEO in the Ministry of National Security Retired Colonel George Lovell, explained how it is all calculated.