Murder rates in Thailand are off the hook. Granted, Thais hate foreigners and love targeting them, but when it comes to their own kin, they’re just as brutal but twice as prolific. The police force is laughable and corrupt to the bone so disputes are often resolved by drawing blood. Human life has very little value and because repercussions for killing someone are often next to none, kill one another they do.
Did you know, that according to recently released stats by the British Foreign Office, more British citizens who choose to vacation abroad get killed in Thailand than in much of the rest of the world combined? This statistic is made even more shocking by the fact that only 0.6% of Britain’s outgoing tourists head for Thailand.
There was a proposal to update the advisory board for British citizens because many of those traveling to Thailand end up murdered, but the warning was not issued to “avoid disproportionate impact” as BBC learned from one of the Foreign Office staff.
The push for the warning grew strong after 21 year old Katherine Horton from Cardiff was brutally raped and murdered on an island called Koh Samui. This happened on January 1, 2006. Katherine Horton wandered off her group with whom she was hanging out on a beach to make a phone call and was assaulted by two Thai fisherman who acted the way a typical Thai would. By raping and murdering her.
Gallery below is unrelated to the rape and murder case of Katherine Horton. These are other random murders from Thailand cause that’s what Thais do: