A broken system: Latin America is the only region in the world where murder rates increased in the first decade of this century. Plenty of factors explain Latin America’s crime disease. The drug trade, a bulge of young, poorly educated men, income inequality and access to firearms are some. But perhaps the most important is the pervasive weakness in the basic institutions of the rule of law. As our map shows, trust in the criminal-justice system remains low in all countries.
Interesting data visualization, although the little pie charts (which I am never a fan of) leave something to be desired. I assume the blue wedge is the one we’re interested in but if I were a cynical reader of charts (read: I am) I might wonder if the white were actually the representative wedge, meant to be ambiguous or misleading. The legend is not actually helpful in this case. For the amount of space the pie charts take up, I would just label the countries with the percentage itself.
To summarize: pie charts are basically never the right way to go. Otherwise, very well-packed visualization.