And much to the chagrin of the region, all 10 of the globe's most violent destinations remain in Latin America. 4 in 2011 to No. Cape Town was cited as the ninth most dangerous city in the world as there was a recorded had 65.53 homicides per 100,000 residents. If you’d like to view this content, please adjust your Cookie Settings. Most Violent Cities In The World (GRAPHIC PHOTOS), Slum district in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil. Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, saw a significant drop in the rankings from the previous year, La Crónica de Hoy writes, as the notorious city dropped from the second-most violent city in 2011 to No. Murders per 100,000 population: 102.56. Distrito Central was cited as the sixth most dangerous city in the world as there was a recorded 73.51 homicides per 100,000 residents. Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. ©2020 Verizon Media. Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter. Cape Town, South Africa, … San Salvador was cited as the third most dangerous city in the world as there was a recorded 108.54 homicides per 100,000 residents. These are the top ten most dangerous cities in the world and the reasons why: Caracas was cited as the most dangerous city in the world as there was a recorded 119.87 homicides per 100,000 residents. Despite the improvement along the border, Mexico's Pacific Coast vacation spot of Acapulco moved up from No. The name … Other American cities in the top 50 included Detroit at No. Of the 25 cities with the highest homicide rates, 23 are either in North, Central, or South America. 43. "They only disarm innocent people and leave them at the mercy of criminals.". According t… Total murders: … 2 in 2012. And much to the chagrin of the region, all 10 of the globe’s most violent destinations remain in Latin America. In 2018, Venezuela’s murder rate–described as the highest in the world–had begun to decrease to 81.4 per 100,000 people according to the Venezuelan Violence Observatory (OVV), with the organization stating that this downward trend was due to the millions of Venezuelans that emigrated from the country at the time The authors said they determined the Caracas figures by extrapolating from information gathered at the morgue. For the second year in a row, San Pedro Sula, Honduras holds on to the infamous top spot as the most violent city in the world, with 169 homicides per 100,000 habitants. With record high murders, muggings, assaults and organized crime, cities in Venezuela, Mexico, El Salvador and Colombia are considered highly dangerous for residents and travellers. Though cities such as Chicago and Mexico's Ciudad Juarez hold reputations as hubs of gun violence, neither sniffs the top 10 in this year's ranking of the most violent cities in the world, according to a recent study by the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice. The murder rate in Venezuela had also decreased between 2017 and 2020. For the second year in a row, San Pedro Sula, Honduras holds on to the infamous top spot as the most violent city in the world, with 169 homicides per 100,000 habitants. Part of HuffPost News. Mexico, as Univision notes, has only one legal gun shop in the entire country. To find out more about how we use cookies, please see our Cookie Guide. It is also measured by level of drug trafficking, gang wars and poverty. According to United Nations data, a staggering one-third of global homicides occur in Latin America even though the region comprises just eight per cent of the world’s entire population. But since its drug war began under previous president Felipe Calderon, the country has seen an estimated 60,000 killed in drug-related violence. The organization bases its ranking off of official homicide statistics provided by local governments, though as the New York Daily News notes, cities in the Middle East were not included in the report. Mexico has by far the most cities on this list, with 11. San Salvador, El Salvador. Cuidad Bolívar gets a lot of press, but not a lot of positive exposure. Natal – Brazil. San Pedro was cited as the second most dangerous city in the world as there was a recorded 111.03 homicides per 100,000 residents. Just five countries in the list comprise the top 10: Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico and Venezuela. Maturin was cited as the fifth most dangerous city in the world as there was a recorded 86.45 homicides per 100,000 residents. 50 of the most dangerous cities in the world: Tijuana, Caracas, Cape Town. The Mexican Anti Violence Think Tank has ranked the most dangerous places in the world in terms of homicide rates per 100,000 residents. The first U.S. city to appear on the list is New Orleans, ranking at No. These are the most violent places in the world for travellers and residents. (Getty), Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico and Venezuela. 19 in 2012. Brazil had 15 cities rank in the top 50, the most of any country. 17. Natal, Brazil (Homicides per 100,000: 102.56) Natal city is on the Atlantic coast of Brazil. 40; Baltimore at No. Cali was cited as the tenth most dangerous city in the world as there was a recorded 64.27 homicides per 100,000 residents. Tijuana, Mexico, the most murderous city in the world per capita. While discussing the report, the Citizen Council's president argued that gun restriction laws won't do much to curb violence in large cities, echoing the sentiments of those who oppose gun control efforts in the U.S. "Prohibitions [on gun ownership] do not affect violent criminals who, ultimately, have a way of getting their hands on weapons," Jose Antonio Ortega said, according to a translation by ABC News. 'Very exciting' update about coronavirus vaccine developed by University of Queensland, AUSTRALIA'S COVID VACCINE: These could be the side effects, Where the three last active COVID cases are in Melbourne, Young woman threatened with knife at Melbourne carwash in broad daylight, Multiple fatalities as Typhoon Vamco lashes Philippines. Acapulco was cited as the fourth most dangerous city in the world as there was a recorded 104.73 homicides per 100,000 residents. In Australia, Roy Morgan Research found NSW suburbs such as Lakemba, Fairfield and Wiley Park, Victoria’s Dandenong and Cranbourne, Brisbane’s Redcliffe and Cooloongup in Perth as growing areas for crime. All rights reserved.