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Jamaica
Montegro Bay, Jamaica - by Julie Falk
Total area: 10,991 km2
Population: 2,970,340 (2016)
Literacy: 85%
Official languages: English
GDP (PPP) per capita: $8,991 (2016 est.)
Life expectancy: 73 years
Religions: 62% Protestant, 24% Atheist or Agnostic, 2% Catholic, 2% Jehovah’s Witnesses, 10% other religions
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Jamaica

IFES
September 2010
Violent crime

Jamaica, the largest of the English-speaking Caribbean islands, has a strong democratic tradition. The gospel is preached without hindrance and Christianity is the dominant religion. Yet, despite the presence of many Christians, violent crime is a major issue, with Jamaica having one of the world's highest murder rates. The violence since late May is a result of the attempts of law enforcement groups to arrest a drug baron wanted in the United States and the army has recently been investigated for possible human rights violations. Pray for peace and order in the land and for progress in addressing the complex social and moral issues that give rise to violence.

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Jamaican flag
Total area: 10,991 km2
Population: 2,970,340 (2016)
Literacy: 85%
Official languages: English
GDP (PPP) per capita: $8,991 (2016 est.)
Life expectancy: 73 years
Religions: 62% Protestant, 24% Atheist or Agnostic, 2% Catholic, 2% Jehovah’s Witnesses, 10% other religions