According to data published by the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice on the global homicide rate in cities with a population of over 300,000, a list of the most violent cities in the world, with the Mexican city of Colima coming in first, is given below.
Of the top 50 most dangerous cities in the world, 38 are located in Latin America, including 17 in Mexico.
Every year, the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice publishes its research on the global homicide rate in cities with a population of over 300,000.
The following infographic lists the top 10 most violent cities in the world, with the Mexican city of Colima coming in first and the American city of New Orleans coming in eighth.
Prior editions showed Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, at the top spot; however, data is no longer available due to the country’s current political turmoil. The main causes of violence in Latin America include gang fighting, drug trafficking, and political unrest.
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Brazil, which has ten cities, is another nation that makes the top 50, with Mossoró in the North of the country coming in at number 11.
South Africa and Colombia (six cities beginning with Cali in position 32) are other countries that commonly appear on the list (four cities, including Cape Town, and two more ranked in the top 20).
A recently released list of the world’s most expensive cities shows New York and Singapore topping the list.
There are a total of seven mentions of the continental United States. Baltimore (rank 17), Detroit (rank 23), Memphis (rank 25), Cleveland (rank 27), Milwaukee (rank 39), and Philadelphia (rank 46) are the other cities that make the list in addition to New Orleans.
Puerto Rico’s San Juan appears in position 41.