Skip to comments.Ciudad Juarez crowned world's deadliest city
Posted on 08/27/2009 6:46:20 AM PDT by Schnucki
MEXICO'S volatile border city of Ciudad Juarez has the world's highest murder rate, followed by Caracas, Venezuela and the US city of New Orleans.
Ciudad Juarez - the scene of regular and brutal score-settling between rival drug gangs - has 130 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, the Citizen's Council for Public Security said.
Caracas has 96 murders per 100,000 inhabitants and New Orleans registers 95, the Mexican non-governmental organisation said, basing its figures on media and FBI reports.
Caracas was listed as the murder capital of the world in the September 2008 Foreign Policy magazine, quoting official figures of 130 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.
The Mexican NGO put another Mexican border city, Tijuana, in fourth place with 73.
Cape Town, South Africa, was fifth with 62, and Baghdad, Iraq, is in 10th position with 40 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.
In Ciudad Juarez, 1362 people have been murdered so far this year up to August 21 as violence spirals among powerful cartels fighting for control of lucrative drug routes into the United States.
The deployment of 8500 troops in the border city - part of a nationwide crackdown involving more than 36,000 troops - has failed to quell the violence.
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Hmm, I coulda sworn it was South Atlanta on a Saturday night.
I heard Obama will be moving the admin offices for his health care plan to this city.
CONGRATULATIONS Ciudad Juarez !!!
Johnny, tell them what they’ve won!
Caracas, doesn’t surprise me that is in this socialist paradise !
Conratulations to Mayor Nagin, who has rebuilt New Orleans exactly as he promised.
How typical of chocolate
>> MEXICO’S volatile border city of Ciudad Juarez has the world’s highest murder rate, followed by Caracas, Venezuela and the US city of New Orleans.
Three socialist leaders, three corrupt third-world hellhole cities.
Food for thought when deciding whom to import as part of the masses the elites want to inundate us with.
Chicago on any night!
Baghdad safer than New Orleans ping
Too bad, I used to like that town.
It’s too bad your typical stupid American voter cannot put two and two together and realize that this is the direct result of liberal socialist policies. Instead, they vote in a liberal socialist as President.
In New Orleans, every night is Saturady night in South Atlanta. Congratulations, Nagin! New Orleans is back!
New Orleans more than twice as deadly as Baghdad!
Thank you President Bush. And no thanks to you Nagin, Blanco et al.
Johnny, tell them what theyve won!
A years supply of card board to build that dream home.
Is there anyone left in Detroit?
No, it is a veritable ghost town. Was there earlier this week and stunned by how empty the city was. I was surprised by how clean the city streets were but realized that it took people to make a mess.
Wow...we were in first place for the past few years and now we've slipped to tenth place.
Kind of like Notre Dame football.
A) The "Pharmacerias" will sell you bunk pharmacueticals. Don't trust them.
B) There's lots of one-legged people. I was told later it is due to their medical poliy of cutting off the offending limb if said limb belongs to a poor person. Got a fracture? Sorry, that leg's gotta come off.
C) When you see a street food vendor, and you notice he has some kind of pastry with raisins in it, please note that those are not raisins.
D) The Mexican Gov't bills you 25 cents to enter their country, and another 25 cents to leave. If they were smart it would be free to enter, and 25 DOLLARS to get out of that oozing pus-hole. I would have gladly paid it.
E) I was quickly made aware that every Mexican male was transfixed by my wife's bosum. It was a mix of surprise and anger when I saw them stop what they were doing, sometimes even in the middle of the street, frozen, staring open-mouthed at her chest. Young boys and old men, both one and two-legged, it did not matter: They all fell into the thrall of my then-fiance's less-than-ample B-cups. "Must be a cultural thing", I assured myself, as I hustled my pale liability back over the border to civilization.