Four Venezuelan cities are in the list of top-ten deadliest (not including areas considered to be war zones), while Caracas tops the list. Acapulco, Mexico is #2.
Worse yet, “Forty-three out of the world’s 50 most violent cities are in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Dangerous cities list: Latin America confirmed as world murder capital. Venezuelan capital of Caracas heads the ranking with 130.35 homicides for every 100,000 inhabitants
Forty-three out of the world’s 50 most violent cities are in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to an annual report by Mexico’s Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice (CCSPJP). The list does not count cities currently considered to be in combat zones.The Igarapé Institute in Brazil has confirmed this situation, noting that 14 out of the 20 countries with the highest homicide rates are in the same part of the world.Latin America and the Caribbean are home to eight percent of the global population, yet account for 33% of homicides.Venezuela has the dubious honor of being the only country with four cities in the top 10, with the capital, Caracas, leading the world ranking at 130.35 homicides for every 100,000 inhabitants.
The Mexican city of Acapulco comes in second with 113.24 homicides per 100,000 residents, followed by San Pedro Sula in Honduras, with a rate of 112.09 per 100,000.
The 10 most dangerous cities in the world, according to the CCSPJP, are the following (figures represent murders per 100,000 residents):
1. Caracas, Venezuela (130.35)
2. Acapulco, Mexico (113.24)
3. San Pedro Sula, Honduras (112.09)
4. Distrito Central, Honduras (85.09)
5. Ciudad Victoria, Mexico (84.67)
6. Maturín, Venezuela (84.21)
7. San Salvador, El Salvador (83.39)
8. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela (82.84)
9. Valencia, Venezuela (72.02)
10. Natal, Brazil (69.56)