Here is an AP article, Drug violence sends Caribbean murder rates soaring, 1/1/2010, seen on ABC:

(AP) — SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Caribbean islands battling drug-fueled crime had one of their bloodiest years on record in 2009, with Jamaica, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico hitting or coming close to all-time highs for homicides.The violence reflects the drug trade’s deep entrenchment in the region, with high murder rates becoming a fact of life at tourist havens that traffickers use as transit points for South American drugs bound for Europe and the United States.

I have put together some figures for comparison. The City of Miami is a dangerous place. The murder rate in 2008 was 14.7 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. (Source City Data). This compares to a rate of about 8.2 for Barbados. Thus the Miami murder rate is more than twice the Barbados rate. However, the City of Miami is a geographically small area. In 2005,  Miami-Dade County with a population of 1,136,560 reported 71 murders, a murder rate of 6.3 per 100,000. This is considerably less than that of Barbados. (DisasterCenter.com)