Skip to comments.The List: Murder Capitals of the World
Posted on 09/29/2008 9:49:30 PM PDT by Racehorse
Population: 3.2 million
Murder rate: 130 per 100,000 residents (official)
. . . The numbers also dont count those who died while resisting arrest, suggesting that Caracass copsalready known for their brutality against student protestersmight be cooking the books.
Cape Town, South Africa
Population: 3.5 million
Murder rate: 62 per 100,000 inhabitants
According to the South African Police Service, most of the Cape Town areas violent crimes happen between people who know one another, including a horrific case last year in which four males doused a female friend in gasoline and lit her on fire.
New Orleans, United States
Population: 220,614 to 312,000 (2007); estimates vary due to displacement of people after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Murder rate: Estimates range from 67 (New Orleans Police Department) to 95 (Federal Bureau of Investigation) per 100,000
Since the hurricane struck in 2005, drug dealers have been fighting over a smaller group of users, leading to many killings.
Population: 10.4 million
Murder rate: 9.6 per 100,000 (estimate)
Sixty ethnically motivated killings have already happened this year, part of a sixfold increase in hate crimes committed in the city during 2007. Several of the murders have been attributed to ultranationalist skinhead groups like the Spas, who killed 11 people in a 2006 bombing of a multiethnic market in northern Moscow.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Population: 254,200 (2000 census)
Murder rate: 54 per 100,000 (2004 official figure)
Port Moresbys police dont seem to be helping the crime situationlast November, five officers were charged with offenses ranging from murder to rape. And in August, the citys police barracks were put on a three-month curfew due to a recent slew of bank heists reportedly planned inside the stations by officers and their co-conspirators.
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NOLA has 10 times the murder rate of Moscow
Johannesburg is the South African murder capital, not Capetown.
My hometown is series killing ground too but the black political machine calls killing “life inhibiting personal trespass” so who knows?
Aren’t you glad the age of Colonialism is over?
They obviously need a new constitution.
More Americans have been shot dead in (gun free) Chicago this year than in Iraq.
With friends like those...