Most dangerous cities Most of them are in Latin America not Africa

 Latin America is the most Unequal Region in the World. That is why they have the highest crime rate.

 

 

1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras, had 187.14 homicides per 100,000 residents. 1,100 annually

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2. Caracas, Venezuela, had 134.36 homicides per 100,000 residents. 3,000 annually

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3. Acapulco, Mexico, had 112.80 homicides per 100,000 residents.

mexico_acapulco4. Cali, Colombia, had 83.20 homicides per 100,000 residents.

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5. Maceió, Brazil, had 79.76 homicides per 100,000 residents.

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6. Distrito Central, Honduras, had 79.42 homicides per 100,000 residents.

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7. Fortaleza, Brazil, had 72.81 homicides per 100,000 residents.

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8. Guatemala City, Guatemala, had 68.40 homicides per 100,000 residents.

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9. João Pessoa, Brazil, had 66.92 homicides per 100,000 residents.

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10. Barquisimeto, Venezuela, had 64.72 homicides per 100,000 residents.

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11. Palmira, Colombia, had 60.86 homicides per 100,000 residents.

12. Natal, Brazil, had 57.62 homicides per 100,000 residents.

13. Salvador (and RMS), Brazil, had 57.51 homicides per 100,000 residents.

14. Vitoria, Brazil, had 57.39 homicides per 100,000 residents.

15. São Luís, Brazil, had 57.04 homicides per 100,000 residents.

16. Culiacán, Mexico, had 54.57 homicides per 100,000 residents.

17. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, had 54.27 homicides per 100,000 residents.

18. Torreón, Mexico, had 54.24 homicides per 100,000 residents.

19. Kingston, Jamaica, had 52.83 homicides per 100,000 residents. (Most Dangerous City outside of Latin America)

20. Cape Town, South Africa, had 50.94 homicides per 100,000 residents. ( Most dangerous city in Africa)

21. Chihuahua City, Mexico, had 50.12 homicides per 100,000 residents.

22. Victoria, Mexico, had 49.22 homicides per 100,000 residents.

23. Belém, Brazil, had 48.23 homicides per 100,000 residents.

24. Detroit had 46.99 homicides per 100,000 residents. (Most Dangerous city in America)

25. Campina Grande, Brazil, had 46 homicides per 100,000 residents.

26. New Orleans had 45.08 homicides per 100,000 residents.

27. San Salvador, El Salvador, had 44.74 homicides per 100,000 residents.

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28. Goiânia, Brazil, had 44.56 homicides per 100,000 residents.

29. Cuiabá, Brazil, had 43.95 homicides per 100,000 residents.

30. Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, had 42.90 homicides per 100,000 residents.

31. Manaus, Brazil, had 42.53 homicides per 100,000 residents.

32. Santa Marta, Colombia, had 42.44 homicides per 100,000 residents.

33. Cúcuta, Colombia, had 42.22 homicides per 100,000 residents.

34. Pereira, Colombia, had 39.81 homicides per 100,000 residents.

35. Medellin, Colombia, had 38.06 homicides per 100,000 residents.

36. Baltimore had 37.77 homicides per 100,000 residents.

37. Juárez, Mexico, had 37.59 homicides per 100,000 residents.

38. San Juan, Puerto Rico, had 37.40 homicides per 100,000 residents.

39. Recife, Brazil, had 36.82 homicides per 100,000 residents.

40. Macapá, Brazil, had 36.59 homicides per 100,000 residents.

41. Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, had 35.76 homicides per 100,000 residents.

42. Maracaibo, Venezuela, had 35.44 homicides per 100,000 residents.

43. Cuernavaca, Mexico, had 34.91 homicides per 100,000 residents.

44. Belo Horizonte, Brazil, had 34.73 homicides per 100,000 residents.

45. St. Louis had 34.14 homicides per 100,000 residents.

46. Aracaju, Brazil, had 33.36 homicides per 100,000 residents.

47. Tijuana, Mexico, had 32.50 homicides per 100,000 residents.

48. Durban, South Africa, had 32.42 homicides per 100,000 residents

49. Port-au-Prince, Haiti, had 30.05 homicides per 100,000 residents.

50. Valencia, Venezuela, had 30.04 homicides per 100,000 residents.

16 are in Brazil

9 are in Mexico

8 are in Colombia

6 are in Venezuela

4 are in the United States-Detroit, New Orleans, Baltimore, Saint Louis

3 are in South Africa – Cape Town, Durban, Port

  1. Brazil – 40,974 murders per year

 

Brazil has a high murder rate and its roots can be traced to its level of drug use and trade. The country is part of the international drug route and has seen its own share of gang wars and killings. Criminal syndicates dominate slums in Rio de Janeiro. Numbers have been slowly improving, however, as the economy has been on the upswing. The government has also tightened up security ahead of its hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

2. India – 40,752 murders per year

 

India has a huge population, so the murder rate per 100,000 people is not really that bad compared to other countries. Still, more than 40,000 intentional killings happened and that is a number hard to ignore. Particularly shocking is the impunity of rapists who assault women and leave them dead afterwards. A recent case of the gang rape and murder of a student ignited widespread protests for the government to finally take action.

 

3. Mexico – 25,757 murders per year

 

Mexico has seen a spike in the level of violence in recent years because of the war between drug cartels. Seemingly safe spots like Acapulco and the resort of Playa del Carmen have not been spared from the criminal elements. And the gangs have been getting more cold blooded in recent years, with beheadings of rival members and police forces becoming common occurrences.

 

4. Ethiopia – 20,239 murders per year

 

The African country of Ethiopia faces a constant and general threat from terrorism because of the country’s involvement in the conflict in Somalia. As a result, the Somali-based Al Shabaab considers Ethiopia as a legitimate target. Kidnapping and murder of even foreign tourists have been recorded particularly in the eastern area near the country’s Somali region.

 

5. Indonesia – 18,963 murders per year

 

Indonesia is a huge archipelago with numerous islands and people with different beliefs and religions. Its generous coastline makes it an ideal vacation spot for tourists. Unfortunately, it also makes it attractive for criminals and terrorists. In 2002, terrorists attack the popular beach island of Bali, killing 202 people in the worst incident of terrorism in the country. Indonesia has also seen some religious and ethnic strife, with violence against Chinese and Christians happening in the recent past.

6. Nigeria – 18,422 murders per year

 

The African nation of Nigeria is home to a widespread network of organized criminal syndicates. These syndicates are mostly involved in the trafficking of drugs, particularly of cocaine from South America to Europe and South Africa and heroin from Asia to Europe and America. And as with most syndicates that rely on crime for income, murders have become necessary by-products, if not elements, of their operation. Organized gangs are also active in the big cities. These groups specialize in mugging, but they have also accounted for a significant number of deaths.

7. South Africa – 15,940 murders per year

 

The recent case involving Oscar Pistorius and ReevaSteenkamp only highlights the problems facing South Africa. Crimes have been so widespread that Pistorius’s claim that he only shot Steenkamp by accident because he thought criminals had broken in to his house was actually plausible and believable. Getting rid of apartheid in the 90s was a huge victory for black South Africans. Ridding the country of crime or even just minimizing the rate to an acceptable level may be an even bigger triumph for the entire nation.

 

8. Russia – 14,574 murders per year

 

When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 90s, the nation saw its social security system and infrastructures suddenly collapse. As a result, the crime rate in the country increased tremendously. Organized criminal syndicates started to flourish, be it in the trafficking of humans, drugs and arms, theft of vehicles and laundering of money. Murder is also a by-product. By the mid 90s, there were already 8,000 criminal syndicates. By 2000, half of the Russian economy had links with organized crime.

 

9. Colombia – 13,863 murders per year

 

Colombia is known as the cocaine capital of the world. Entire areas, such as Medellin and Cali, are run by drug cartels that are not averse to using violence. Back in the 90s, the country’s drug lords were so powerful and operated with such impunity that one masterminded the murder of a football player simply because the player scored an unfortunate own goal while representing the country in the football World Cup in 1994. Worsening matters is a low-intensity conflict between the government and peasant guerrillas.

10. Pakistan – 13,860 murders per year

 

Pakistan recorded 13,860 murders the past year, or a rate of 7.8 murders for every 100,000 people. The number has been greatly worsened due to the fact that Pakistan is at the frontline in the global war against terrorism. The northwest part of the country, in particular, is the location of a lot of armed conflicts between the country’s armed forces and militant groups, such as the TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan), Lashkar-e-Islam and the TNSM (Tehreek-e-Nafaz-Shariat-e-Mohammadi). Further aggravating things are regional armed movements fighting for autonomy and even elements of organized criminal syndicates.

 

 

 

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