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The 10 World Cities With the Highest Murder Rates in Pictures
The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 24 June 2014 | Nick Mead and Jo Blason

Posted on 06/25/2014 2:37:05 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Data from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime shows the most up-to-date available homicide rates per 100,000 people for the most populous cities of 137 countries. The Americas overtook Africa as the region with the highest murder rate in 2012 – with eight of the world’s 10 deadliest cities found there

10: Kingston, Jamaica. (Murder rate: 50.3 per 100,000 people in 2011)

The UNODC numbers capture intentional homicide, defined as 'unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person'. A total of 328 people were murdered in Kingston in 2011 – significantly down on previous years. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; jamaica; murder; sansalvador; top10

1 posted on 06/25/2014 2:37:05 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Even the worst American city doesn’t make the list.

Sometimes we don’t know our blessings.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 2:50:24 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

Anyone notice a pattern?


3 posted on 06/25/2014 2:53:16 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Kozak

No, I have been trained to not notice such things.

We are all equal.

/s


4 posted on 06/25/2014 3:05:51 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Even the worst American city doesn’t make the list.”
_______________________________________________
Be sure, Obumbo, with his importation of Central American thugs, is working hard to correct that.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 3:09:36 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

It is an onslaught from hell, using politicians of both parties, the Democrats more thus far, but if Republicans are lured into fratricide then the devil will have gotten his cherry on top.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 3:12:27 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Why should I travel? I’m already here!”

And yes, counting my blessings.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 3:45:49 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Kozak

Yeah! The majority of those cities have the same problem we have - the murders are mainly committed by black men.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 4:01:45 AM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Kozak
"Anyone notice a pattern?"

Many, but then pattern recognition is frowned upon in polite company this day and age.

I do like the #2 entry on the list for illustrating one pattern though:


9 posted on 06/25/2014 5:01:29 AM PDT by jameslalor
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To: nickcarraway

Bush’s fault.

Surprised to see Panama City in there. Nice to see nothing from Colombia made the list.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 5:16:10 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: jameslalor
Looks like Honolulu.

Seriously.

11 posted on 06/25/2014 5:17:05 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Kozak

They are all run by socialist regimes with strict gun control laws? What do I win?


12 posted on 06/25/2014 5:19:41 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Kozak

Don’t you know it’s racist to notice things? (snicker)


13 posted on 06/25/2014 5:57:12 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Even the worst American city doesn’t make the list.

Detroit had a murder rate of 54.6 which would put it at #8 on their list. The criteria is what includes or eliminates a specific city. Flint, MI had a murder rate of 63 per 100,000 but was eliminated due to not having more than 200,000 residents.

14 posted on 06/25/2014 6:11:31 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Dear HiTech RedNeck,

You may wish to go easy on your blessing counting. Although no American city breaks the top 10, we have cities which are truly competitive at that elite level.

I notice that city #10 on the list had a murder rate of about 50 per 100,000. Baltimore is certainly competitive at about 39 per 100,000. Detroit and New Orleans, even more so at over 40 per 100,000. And for New Orleans, that's actually a large DROP over the past few years, when it was sporting a murder rate of over 62 per 100,000 in 2008 and about 52 per 100,000 in 2012.

Sadly, we have a number of cities that, although not quite with the very top elite of the world's worst third world cities, are nonetheless, right up there.


sitetest

15 posted on 06/25/2014 6:11:34 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

After the list they mention 3 Euro cities that had 0 murders. I have visited 1 of them. Vaduz Liechtenstein. I am happy to report it is a pleasant place. At the time I visited in 1996 the border between Switzerland and Liechtenstein was just a marker with no checkpoint at all.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 6:24:33 AM PDT by xp38
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To: sitetest

Let’s certainly let God know what we think of blessings /sarc


17 posted on 06/25/2014 9:22:12 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: jameslalor

So are most of their murders knifings?


18 posted on 06/25/2014 9:23:08 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Dear HiTech RedNeck,

I'm unsure what you're trying to say with your last comment.

Sorry I'm slow.


sitetest

19 posted on 06/25/2014 9:26:26 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

We need to be thanking the Lord that even a bad situation is not worse... and then by all means asking the Lord to help with any remaining difficulties.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 9:38:49 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Dear HiTech RedNeck,

"We need to be thanking the Lord that even a bad situation is not worse..."

That isn't what you said, and thus isn't the post to which I answered you. You said:

"Even the worst American city doesn’t make the list.
"Sometimes we don’t know our blessings."

In the post quoted above, you are counting as a blessing that even the worst American city doesn't make this list.

But as I and others have pointed out, that's false. There are American cities that have murder rates of the magnitude of the cities on this list, and even American cities that should be on this list, because their high murder rate has exceeded that of some of the cities on this list.

If you now wish to thank God that things aren't worse, that's more in line with reality.

It doesn't strike me as a particularly worthwhile way to interact with God to thank Him for things that aren't actually true.


sitetest

21 posted on 06/25/2014 10:00:00 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

Guess what, a blessing always means a blessing.

And it does not come from Cthulhu or whoever.

You are the one who comes out on the wrong end of your quibble.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 10:01:55 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway
What's wrong in this picture?


23 posted on 06/25/2014 10:05:21 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Dear HiTech RedNeck,

Now you're descending into incoherence.

Good luck with that.


sitetest

24 posted on 06/25/2014 10:15:51 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: NorthMountain

US woodland camo BDU’s, an M4 of some variant but with no optics that I can see...

IOW, US equipment...

Oh, and his trigger finger is in the proper position.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 10:16:36 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian
an M4 of some variant

Check that flat-top upper very carefully. I don't want to say more just yet, maybe I'm seeing things wrong.

26 posted on 06/25/2014 10:19:08 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: sitetest

You are descending into wilful denial.

Good luck with that.


27 posted on 06/25/2014 10:21:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: NorthMountain
It's beyond my level of knowledge of the M4...I based my assumption on the basic design and the collapsible stock.

Will wait for others more knowledgeable to weigh in.

28 posted on 06/25/2014 10:22:58 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Dear HiTech RedNeck,

“You are descending into wilful denial.”

In order for any denial on my part to be willful, I'd have to be aware of it.

I told you that I can be slow, so I assure you that any denial on my part is blissfully unwillful, as I have no awareness of being in such a state.

Of course, it would help if I were clear just what it is that I'm allegedly willfully denying.

But then again, you are still descending into incoherence.

;-)


sitetest

29 posted on 06/25/2014 10:26:19 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: xp38
I was surprised that Austria didn't make the list, but it still did well:

"Austria is one of the safest countries in the world. According to the OECD Factbook of 2006, levels of robbery, assault, and car crime are among the lowest in the developed world, and a study by Mercer ranks Vienna as the 6th safest city in the world out of 215 cities. Violent crimes are extremely rare and should not concern the average tourist. Small towns and uninhabited areas such as forests are very safe at any time of the day."

Source: Wikitravel

30 posted on 06/25/2014 10:33:02 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NorthMountain

No headgear.

The strap in an awkward position. It appears to be around his neck and not looped. Like it’s on a tether.

The M4’s rear sight is folded down. No issue with that.

No Kevlar but sometimes they’re told not to wear them on patrol -it upsets the locals. But he should have a cover.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 10:36:55 AM PDT by Justa
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To: sitetest

Dear sitetest,

Are you causing trouble?

:)

trisham


32 posted on 06/25/2014 10:37:30 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
Dear trisham,

I hope not. ;-)

Just trying to inject a little accuracy into the proceedings.

I don't thank God that we don't have third world levels of murder in any US cities, because, well, we do.

I didn't thank God for winning the PowerBall yesterday, either, since I didn't. Not that I'd object if I did.


sitetest

33 posted on 06/25/2014 10:53:20 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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Dear sitetest,

I wouldn’t object if you (or I) won the PowerBall either.

:)

trisham


34 posted on 06/25/2014 10:55:01 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I guess I’d have to buy a ticket, first. You gotta play to win.


35 posted on 06/25/2014 11:06:48 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

That’s probably true. :)


36 posted on 06/25/2014 11:24:29 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ameribbean expat
Surprised to see Panama City in there.

My brother-in-law is from Honduras and he and my sister and their kids used to travel back there every year to see his family in San Pedro Sula and I've made the trip with them many times.

It is now so dangerous he won't go back there unless it's a direct flight to the Bay Islands........

About 4 years ago his niece's 30 year old son disappeared along with two of his best friends and have never been seen since.

The story behind that is, the two friends were heading to one of their rental homes to turn over the keys to a Mexican couple (???) and on the way they picked up David. Once they arrived a van pulled up and several gunmen jumped out and abducted the boys and the Mexican couple - this is the story that the boys's armed security guard, who managed to get away, gave . Because the boys' family was wealthy, the boys always had a guard with them. The authorities suspected that the Mexican couple were affiliated with a drug cartel and the gunmen were with another and were waiting for them........Unfortunately the boys were all caught in the middle.

On my last trip to Honduras around 2002 or 2004, my nephew went down a few days before us and stayed with his cousin Mario. On one of the nights the van he rented was broken into then after the rest of arrived and checked into the hotel in San Pedro Sula several days later, it was broken into again. Then the next day, we heard distant gunfire and as it turned out, gunmen had boarded a city bus and killed a bunch of passengers. That was attributed to a "turf war" that was going on between two rival bus companies..........

Every trip I ever made there was an adventure of one kind or another

Honduras was always a great place to vacation with my BIL's honduran family, all of us would end up in the small little town of Tela Mar and rent a couple beach houses and relax.......not any more.

37 posted on 06/25/2014 1:08:38 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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