Most Dangerous Cities

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These are reportedly the latest and most up to date figures. Holding the first position among the world's most dangerous cities with 300,000 or more inhabitants is Caracas with a rate of 119.87 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.

Having had the first for four consecutive years, San Pedro Sula (111.03) moved into second place, to achieve a significant decrease in the number of homicides.

San Salvador, a city I know all too well landed in the third position (108.54), Acapulco fourth (104.73) and the fifth to Maturin (86.45).

Then are Belo Horizonte (Brazil); Medellin and Cucuta (Colombia); Chihuahua, Cuernavaca, Juarez, Nuevo Laredo and Torreon (Mexico). Mexico corresponds to the largest number of cities that left the ranking (five), a country which in 2011 came to be 12 cities.

The ranking included the Venezuelan cities of Cumana, Gran Barcelona, ​​Maracaibo (re-entry) and Maturin; Brazilian Campos dos Goytacazes, Feira de Santana and Vitória da Conquista and South Africa Johannesburg (reentry).

The most significant decreases in the incidence of murders were Colombian and Mexican cities and the largest rise occurred in San Salvador. This city had in 2014 a rate of 61.21 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants and 111.03 in 2015: an increase of 81.41% in a single year.

Of the 50 cities in the ranking, 21 are located in Brazil, 8 in Venezuela, Mexico 5, 4 in South Africa, 4 in the United States, 3 in Colombia and 2 in Honduras. There is a city of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Jamaica. The overwhelming majority of the 50 most violent cities in the world are in Latin America (41 cities).

In the 50 cities, the average rate was 53.08 (41.338 Intentional homicide 77,878,896 inhabitants). But only the first 20 cities exceeded that average.

Although Brazil has a greater number of cities that Venezuela, the level of violence in cities of 300,000 or more inhabitants is higher in Venezuela than in the first country. In Brazil, the average rate was 46.31 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, while in Venezuela was 74.65. No doubt Venezuela is the country with the highest level of urban violence in the world outside two cities Honduras and El Salvador with one.

List of the 50 most violent cities in the world.

City, Country, and Homicides Rates:

#1 Caracas, Venezuela

3,946 3,291,830 119.87

#2 San Pedro Sula, Honduras

885 797.065 111.03

#3 San Salvador, El Salvador

1,918 1,767,102 108.54

#4 Acapulco, Mexico

903 862.176 104.73

#5 Maturín, Venezuela

505 584.166 86.45

#6 Central District, Honduras

882 1199802 73.51

#7 Valencia, Venezuela

1,125 1,555,739 72.31

#8 Palmira, Colombia

216 304.735 70.88

#9 Cape Town, South Africa

2,451 3,740,026 65.53

#10 Cali, Colombia

1,523 2,369,821 64.27

#11

Guayana city

Venezuela

547 877.547 62.33

#12

Strength

Brazil

2,422 3,985,297 60.77

#13

Native

Brazil

921 1518221 60.66

#14

Salvador

Brazil

1,996 3,291,830 60.63

#15

St. Louis

U.S

188 317.416 59.23

#16

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Sources: Mexico Citizens Council for Public Safety
Brazil

643 1100956 58.40

#17

Culiacán

Mexico

518 923.546 56.09

#18

Maceio

Brazil

564 1013773 55.63

#19

Baltimore

U.S

343 623.911 54.98

#20

Barquisimeto

Venezuela

719 1308163 54.96

#21

São Luís

Brazil

802 1511678 53.05

#22

Cuiabá

Brazil

412 849.083 48.52

#23

Manaus

Brazil

985 2057711 47.87

#24

Cumaná

Venezuela

199 416.587 47.77

#25

Guatemala City

Guatemala

1,528 3,239,185 47.17

#26

Belém

Brazil

1,101 2,402,437 45.83

#27

Feira de Santana

Brazil

281 617.528 45.50

#28

Detroit

U.S

295 672.193 43.89

#29

Goiânia and Aparecida de Goiania

Brazil

847 1952607 43.38

#30

Teresina

Brazil

360 844.245 42.64

#31

Vitoria

Brazil

802 1910101 41.99

#32

New Orleans

U.S

164 395.710 41.44

#33

Kingston

Jamaica

492 1196040 41.14

#34

Great Barcelona

Venezuela

334 833.328 40.08

#35

Tijuana

Mexico

668 1708679 39.09

#36

Vitoria da Conquista

Brazil

132 343.230 38.46

#37

Recife

Brazil

1,492 3,914,317 38.12

#38

Aracaju

Brazil

349 925.744 37.70

#39

Campos dos Goytacazes

Brazil

175 483.970 36.16

#40

Campina Grande

Brazil

405.072 146 3604

#41

Durban

South Africa

1,237 3,442,361 35.93

#42

Nelson Mandela Bay

South Africa

413 1152115 35.85

#43

Porto Alegre

Brazil

1,479 4,258,926 34.73

#44

Curitiba

Brazil

1,121 3,230,061 34.71

#45

Pereira

Colombia

153 469.612 32.58

#46

Victoria

Mexico

107 350.862 30.50

#47

Joburg

South Africa

1,344 4,434,827 30.31

#48

Macapá

Brazil

138 456.171 30.25

#49

Maracaibo

Venezuela

477 1653211 28.85

#50

Obregon

Mexico

90 318.184 28.29