U.S. has 2 of 26 most dangerous cities in the world

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In the United States, the number of homicides supposedly is at a near 25-year low — at approximately 5.3 homicides per 100,000 people.

Nevertheless, 2 of the 26 most dangerous cities in the world — where the murder rate is more than 50 per 100,000 people — are in the U.S., according to data provided by international research group Seguridad, Justicia y Paz. They are St. Louis, Missouri (#14) and Baltimore, Maryland (#26).

The ranking is determined by a city’s rate of homicide (# of homicides per 100,000 people), not by the absolute number of homicides.

A shocking 23 of the world’s 26 most dangerous cities are in Latin America:

  • 8 in Brazil: Natal (#10) Belém (#11), Aracaju (#12), Feira de Santana (#15), Vitória da Conquista (#16), Campos dos Goytacazes (#19), Salvador (#21), Maceió (#25).
  • 6 in Venezuela: Caracas (#1), Maturín (#6), Ciudad Guayana (#8), Valencia (#9), Barquisimeto (#17), Cumaná (#18)
  • 4 in Mexico: Acapulco (#2), Victoria (#5), Tijuana (#22), Culiacán (#24).
  • 2 in Hondoras: San Pedro Sula (#3), Distrito Central (#4).
  • 1 in Columbia: Cali (#22).
  • 1 in Guatemala: Guatemala (#23).
  • 1 in El SalvadoreSan Salvadore (#7),

 

The most dangerous city in the world is Caracas, the capital of Venezuela — the socialist country that literally is falling apart (see “Venezuela has come to this: Cannibalism in prisons”). The homicide rate in Caracas is a shocking 130.35 per 100,000 people. Caracas also tops the list in the absolute number of homicides in 2016: 4,308.

Here are the 26 most dangerous cities in the world (source: 24/7 Wall St.):

  1. Caracas, Venezuela: 130.35 homicides per 100,000 people; 4,308 homicides in 2016.
  2. Acapulco, Mexico: 113.24 homicides per 100,000 people; 918 homicides in 2016.
  3. San Pedro Sula, Honduras: 112.09 homicides per 100,000 people; 845 homicides in 2016.
  4. Distrito Central, Honduras: 85.09 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,027 homicides in 2016.
  5. Victoria, Mexico: 84.67 homicides per 100,000 people; 293 homicides in 2016.
  6. Maturín, Venezuela: 84.21 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,483 homicides in 2016.
  7. San Salvador, El Salvador: 83.39 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,483 homicides in 2016.
  8. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela: 82.84 homicides per 100,000 people; 727 homicides in 2016.
  9. Valencia, Venezuela: 72.02 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,124 homicides in 2016.
  10. Natal, Brazil: 69.56 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,097 homicides in 2016.
  11. Belém, Brazil: 67.4 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,633 homicides in 2016.
  12. Aracaju, Brazil: 62.8 homicides per 100,000 people; 589 homicides in 2016.
  13. Cape Town, South Africa: 60.8 homicides per 100,000 people; 2,434 homicides in 2016.
  14. St. Louis, USA: 60.4 homicides per 100,000 people; 188 homicides in 2016.
  15. Feira de Santana, Brazil: 60.2 homicides per 100,000 people; 375 homicides in 2016.
  16. Vitória da Conquista, Brazil: 60.1 homicides per 100,000 people; 208 homicides in 2016.
  17. Barquisimeto, Venezuela: 59.4 homicides per 100,000 people; 785 homicides in 2016.
  18. Cumaná, Venezuela: 59.3 homicides per 100,000 people; 266 homicides in 2016.
  19. Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil: 56.5 homicides per 100,000 people; 275 homicides in 2016.
  20. Salvador, Brazil: 54.7 homicides per 100,000 people; 2,180 homicides in 2016.
  21. Cali, Colombia: 54 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,358 homicides in 2016.
  22. Tijuana, Mexico: 53.1 homicides per 100,000 people; 871 homicides in 2016.
  23. Guatemala, Guatemala: 52.7 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,596 homicides in 2016.
  24. Culiacán, Mexico: 51.8 homicides per 100,000 people; 469 homicides in 2016.
  25. Maceió, Brazil: 51.8 homicides per 100,000 people; 529 homicides in 2016.
  26. Baltimore, USA: 51.1 homicides per 100,000 people; 318 homicides in 2016;

It should be noted that both St. Louis and Baltimore have Democrat mayors, and both have black majority populations: 49.2% and 63%, respectively. St. Louis has lost 62.7% of its population since the 1950 census; Baltimore‘s population, too, has declined at each census since its peak in 1950.

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~Eowyn

Republished with permission Fellowship of the Minds

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