The murder rate among ex-pats is immeasurably small compared to the murder rate among roots Belizeans. No comparison whatsoever. There have been a few high-profile tragedies, but they get an excessive amount of international media attention precisely because they involved folks from the US, Canada, or the UK. Roots Belizeans are far more at risk to experience violent crime than are expats. Get caught carrying an illegal gun in Belize, pay the price. I hope you enjoy your stay at the piss house.