With a country at 14.5% unemployment, and an average annual income of $2700, you have to ask yourself why are Jamaicans so fast at running?
Below is an infographic, but they left out one statistic about Jamaica, and that is the country’s average homicide rate is nearly three per day. This is alarming for a small country! In fact, based on per capita of 100,000 people, Jamaica ranks 3rd for the highest homicide rates!
TOP TEN COUNTRIES FOR HOMICIDE, PER COUNTRY, PER 100,000
- Colombia 63
- South Africa 51
- Jamaica 32
- Venezuela 32
- Russia 19
- Mexico 13
- Lithuania 10
- Estonia 10
- Latvia 10
- Belarus 9
Source: Interpol, 2003 statistics
It was reported on the day of the 100 meter Final in Beijing, there were no murders in Jamaica from Timesonline.co.uk:
That is the effect that the Olympics had on Jamaica. Barbara Blake Hannah, a special consultant to the Ministry of Information, Culture and Sports, said: “Sports is one thing that holds Jamaica together. I heard that on the day of Bolt’s 100 metres, no one here was killed. Even murder took a holiday for him.”
Why are Jamaicans so Fast at Running?