Skip to comments.The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World
Posted on 11/28/2013 12:10:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption, and poverty have combined to make Latin America by far the most homicidal region of the world. The region has 40% of the world's murders, despite having only 8 percent of the population, according to the U.N.
The highest murder rate of all is in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with 169 homicides per 100,000 people, according to a study published earlier this year by Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. The ranking is based on 2012 data, except for San Pedro Sula and Distrito Central in Honduras, where authorities would not cooperate and 2011 data was used.
The study does not count deaths in a war zone or cities where data was not available.
Forty-one of the top 50 dangerous cities are located in Latin America. U.S. cities also made the list, lead by New Orleans at 17th, along with Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Oakland.
50) Barranquilla, Colombia had 29.41 homicides per 100,000 residents.
49) Brasilia, Brazil had 29.73 homicides per 100,000 residents.
48) Belo Horizonte, Brazil had 29.74 homicides per 100,000 residents.
47) Monterrey, Mexico had 30.85 homicides per 100,000 residents.
46) Durban, South Africa had 30.94 homicides per 100,000 residents.
45) Macapá, Brazil had 32.06 homicides per 100,000 residents.
44) San Salvador, El Salvador had 32.48 homicides per 100,000 residents.
43) Oakland, United States had 33.10 homicides per 100,000 residents.
42) Curitiba, Brazil had 34.08 homicides per 100,000 residents.
41) Baltimore, United States had 35.03 homicides per 100,000 residents.
40) St. Louis, United States had 35.39 homicides per 100,000 residents.
39) Maracaibo, Venezuela had 35.44 homicides per 100,000 residents.
38) Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa had 36.02 homicides per 100,000 residents.
37) Pereira, Colombia had 36.13 homicides per 100,000 residents.
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The United States has 6 of the 50, right here.
(counting one in Puerto Rico)
planned parenthood recorded 333,964 homicides in 2012.
Hmmmm I detect a common thread in most of these cities.
“The study does not count deaths in a war zone”
Really? Oakland and NOLA are war zones at night.
Every American city on that list is controlled by Democrats.
Shameful to have any American cities on the list.
Cities of baptized Christians?
How many cities (say, 1 million+ population) aren't?
What are the concealed carry laws in those cities?
Yeah but unfortunately Republican governors who are not doing their job at all obviously.
C’mon Detroit you can do better than #21. Go Detroit!
How many of those six in the US have “tough” gun control laws? Yeah, how’s that working out.... I would say liberals are stupid and slow learners, ask how many more have to die... But really, isn’t it obvious people. So called gun control isn’t really about public safety. No one is that slow. Gun control is all about power, control, and tyranny. If they were really concerned about safety they would be advocating for more private firearms ownership and training.
New Orleans, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, Oakland. While others like D.C. and Miami are no longer in the top 50 they are hovering just out of reach. These cities have been bad for 30 years at least.
Very interesting, informative. Thanks for posting.
New Orleans is #17 — right up there with Mexico and S American countries...
If only they had sensible gun control laws... /sarc
No doubt rahm needs to do some work to get the #1 spot back.
I suspect a lot of other cities would be up there if they provided better statistics?
Is South Africa the only violent country on the African continent? I rather doubt it. But maybe they don’t keep any statistics to rely on in Sudan or Congo?
And how about Libya or Syria? Or Afghanistan?
More murders in St. Louis than Oakland....
Midwest values again?
I looked up deaths from terrorist attacks in Mosul and Tikrit (Iraq) in just the past 30 days. Mosul had 51 deaths and Tikrit had 29. Projecting those out over a year, you get 612 and 348, respectively, and these are just terrorist homicides, not “ordinary” ones. Tikrit would rank third on the list with 133.85 homicides per 100,000 population, and Mosul would rank seventh, with a rate of 87.4. And these figures do NOT include non-terrorist homicides. Baghdad, because of its very large population (7.2 million), would only score 17.5 per 100,000 despite an estimated 1,260 terrorist-related homicides.
yeah, Guatemala...Honduras calculate 50% plus are baptized Evangelicals
Man, don’t forget Sealy, Texas.
Missouri gov is a democrat
But in statistical rates we can’t begin to measure up with Mexico and South America
Acapulco 2nd most dangerous ? Of course, even Elvis didn’t go to Acapulco when he made “Fun in Acapulco.”
Jackson, Mississippi comes in at Number 8.
It has this quote:
“Racial tension is rife in Jackson and has fueled some of its murders. Recently, there was a spate of attacks by young whites against blacks.”
I checked out that link in the NYTimes.
One murder, white on Black.
All the other “attacks” involve slingshots and thrown bottles.
A 21 year old white guy, who had no connection to the murder, has pleaded guilty to “Conspiracy To Commit A Hate Crime” and could be sentenced to 5 years in federal prison.
Apparently, he and some of his white pals drove into Jackson from out of town several times to “harass” Black people.
Sounds like a plea bargain in return for testimony against his friends, but no exact details.
I can't help but notice that the NYTimes claims that the “Knockout Game” is a myth.
By the way - always important to remember this when you see white-on-Black crime statistics:
The FBI counts Hispanics as white.
So, when a Hispanic gang banger kills a Black gang banger, that counts as a white person murdering a Black person!
And I suspect that when they burn down a church full of Christians, just about any Muslim city could make the list that year.
Also, it may depend on how you define “city.” Boko Haram has a habit of coming into a town and killing just about everyone there.
I believe the list is 100% socialist/communist/democrat shitholes.
No Asia. No Europe. No Africa, except South Africa.
More than 1 in 3 pregnancies among black women end in abortion.
Well, to be fair, those are the most violent cities in countries where the rule of law is strong enough to record homicides as crimes. I suspect cities under the control of Islamists in various parts of the Arab world beat a lot of them, at least if one counts the extra-judicial killings of people for violating the local Al Qaeda faction’s reading of sharia as murders rather than executions for crimes.
It’s an absurd list: it’s measuring the combination of lethal violence and a sufficiently strong rule of law to adequately record homicides as crimes, rather than the actual level of homicides, and doing this only in urban areas. Most of Africa is missing because it lacks the latter. Botswana is probably the only other country in Subsaharan Africa besides South Africa with a strong enough rule of law to accurately record homicides, and it’s not a violent place, comparatively speaking.
RE: Of course, even Elvis didnt go to Acapulco when he made Fun in Acapulco.
According to Wikipedia,
While exterior filming was undertaken involving every other member of the crew at various places in Acapulco, Mexico, Elvis’s own shots had to be taken at the Paramount studios in Hollywood, in March 1963, as he had been declared “persona non grata” by the Mexican authorities following a series of incidents which took place at the trendy “Las Americas” movie theatre in the Mexican capital during the openings of at least two of its earlier films, most notably “King Creole” ( an entire chapter in a book by noted Mexican counter-culture writer Parménides García Saldaña entitled “Rey Criollo”, and finally published in 1970, deals on this subject which took place in 1959) and “G.I.Blues”, which opened under the title “Cafe Europa”, in the summer of 1962.
A double was hired to dovetail his long shot scenes with the rest of the crew while location filming was taken place.
So, they did shoot the film in Acapulco, BUT WITHOUT ELVIS.
It looks like the U.S. cities on the list are de-populating. Chicago, for all its troubles, is hanging in there at about 2.7 million.
Saint Louis doesn’t surprise me. Hell, the “knock out” appears to have originated here. I live across the river in Illinois, where in the East Saint Louis area, some 20 cops and other law enforcement types have been accused of drug trafficking and in a couple of instances, murder. All while a heroin scandal in Saint Clair county ensnared a judge for supplying drugs that killed another. Their supplier was in the probation and parole office..
Note that this list is ranked by the RATIO of murders per population - so even though ChiCongo has a lot committed by a small segment of the city, the ratio is low because of the millions of other law-abiding residents included in the city’s census.
Which shows just how bad things are in large cities like Detroit and Oakland ....
One would think that Beirut, Damascus, Gaza City, Baghdad and maybe Belfast would have made the list.
You seem to have made that up.
Even of the two nations you mentioned, the CIA lists Honduras as 97% Catholic, and we can assume they have been baptized as members, by the Catholic denomination.
Guatemala is up to 60% baptized members of the Catholic denomination, and it is unknown what numbers have been baptized by other denominations or religions.
Caracas and its not because of drugs
“One would think that Beirut, Damascus, Gaza City, Baghdad and maybe Belfast would have made the list.”
They don’t count war zones, which leaves out the first 4 cities. I think Belfast has been pretty quiet since the “Troubles” ended, more or less. As for Africa, they don’t count places where no data is available, and I think vital statistics are in a state of flux in many of those places, to put it mildly. Am surprised that no place in Asia, or Papaua New Guinea, made the list.
I just watched it recently. If you didn’t keep a close eye out to notice the rear-projection in his scenes, you wouldn’t have known he hadn’t shot it in Mexico.
Can you provide a source for this?