Hugo Chávez blames Venezuela's high murder rate on capitalism:
"They want to attribute the violence to me," Chavez said. "Violence is one of the visible and terrible effects of social injustice, of capitalism, of the model the bourgeoisie imposed on us."
His basic argument, then, is that capitalism increases violence, and socialism decreases it. But if murder rates are either constant or rising in Venezuela, that means he is saying the country is either the same or more capitalist than when he took power over a decade ago. That might be true, though by this logic it means he is also saying that he isn't socialist at all, and has achieved no socialist goals.