Violent crime rate in Venezuela is horrendous, there is a whole culture of violence far worse than what you have in the US simply because institutions do a miserable job and are ridden with corruption and extreme bureaucracy. Sure, there is no lone gunman in Venezuela killing people because he is crazy, but who cares when you have people that will hit you or even kill you in extreme cases just to get your cellphone, car or cash you got in a bank.
On the other hand, Venezuela is doing rather well when it comes to social justice and inequality, something that sadly is way too familiar in Latin America. And the way you see this in the street is that the government is very tough on businesses, to the point where it can actually be bad for the economy, but it is really good for the workers.
The main issue is their exchange control that is creating economic chaos, with hyperinflation being a very real problem. This was entirely the current government fault for two reasons: eliminating a system Chavez left in place to ease imports (SITME) and not having the balls to get rid of the currency exchange control and prevent the shortages and the massive contraband of goods and fuels taking place in the border with Colombia.