The 50 Most Dangerous Cities In The World

The 50 Most Dangerous Cities In The World
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There are many factors to consider when contemplating what city in the world would be the best fit for you personally- will you like the weather, what amenities are provided, the outdoor facilities and parks, will you be able to enjoy a nice assortment of cuisines, and most importantly: will you survive?

The world is still a relatively dangerous place. Some cities have a frighteningly high homicide rate. We have compiled a list of the top 50 most dangerous cities in the world to make sure that you know exactly what you are getting yourself into before you pack your bags and move to Latin America- which, by the way, seems to be the most dangerous region in the world.

50. Johannesburg, South Africa

Homicides: 1,186

Inhabitants: 3,888,180

Murder rate: 30.50

49. Durban, South Africa

Homicides: 1,186

Inhabitants: 3,888,180

Murder rate: 30.54

48. Baltimore, United States

Homicides: 195

Inhabitants: 620,961

Murder rate: 31.40

47. Cuernavaca (metropolitan area)

Homicides: 198

Inhabitants: 630,174

Murder rate: 31.42

46. Panama, Panama

Homicides: 543

Inhabitants: 1,713,070

Murder rate: 31.70

45. Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Homicides: 1,680

Inhabitants: 4,883,721

Murder rate: 34.40

44. Mosul, Iraq

Homicides: 636

Inhabitants: 1,800,000

Murder rate: 35.33

43. St. Louis, United States

Homicides: 113

Inhabitants: 319,294

Murder rate: 35.39

42. Barranquilla, Colombia

Homicides: 424

Inhabitants: 1,182,493

Murder rate: 35.86

41. Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Homicides: 381

Inhabitants: 1,050,930

Murder rate: 36.25

40. Goiânia, Brazil

Homicides: 484

Inhabitants: 1,302,001

Murder rate: 37.17

39. Curitiba, Brazil

Homicides: 720

Inhabitants: 1,890,272

Murder rate: 38.09

38. Monterrey, Mexico

Homicides: 1,680

Inhabitants: 4,160,339

Murder rate: 40.38

37. Fortaleza, Brazil

Homicides: 1,514

Inhabitants: 3,529,138

Murder rate: 42.90

36. Macapá, Brazil

Homicides: 225

Inhabitants: 499,116

Murder rate: 45.08

35. Pereira, Colombia

Homicides: 177

Inhabitants: 383,623

Murder rate: 46.14

34. Cape Town, South Africa

Homicides: 1,614

Inhabitants: 3,497,097

Murder rate: 46.15

33. Kingston (metropolitan area), Jamaica

Homicides: 550

Inhabitants: 1,169,808

Murder rate: 47.02

32. Recife, Brazil

Homicides: 1,793

Inhabitants: 3,717,640

Murder rate: 48.23

31. Cuiabá, Brazil

Homicides: 1,793

Inhabitants: 3,717,640

Murder rate: 48.32

30. Detroit, United States

Homicides: 346

Inhabitants: 713,777

Murder rate: 48.47

29. João Pessoa, Brazil

Homicides: 583

Inhabitants: 1,198,675

Murder rate: 48.64

28. Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Homicides: 191

Inhabitants: 389,674

Murder rate: 49.02

27. São Luís, Brazil

Homicides: 516

Inhabitants: 1,014,837

Murder rate: 50.85

26. Manaus, Brazil

Homicides: 1,079

Inhabitants: 2,106,866

Murder rate: 51.21

25. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Homicides: 225

Inhabitants: 427,789

Murder rate: 52.60

24. Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Homicides: 621

Inhabitants: 1,120,718

Murder rate: 55.41

23. Cúcuta, Colombia

Homicides: 335

Inhabitants: 597,385

Murder rate: 56.08

22. Salvador (and RMS), Brazil

Homicides: 2,037

Inhabitants: 3,574,804

Murder rate: 56.98

21. New Orleans, United States

Homicides: 199

Inhabitants: 343,829

Murder rate: 57.88

20. San Salvador, El Salvador

Homicides: 1,343

Inhabitants: 2,290,790

Murder rate: 58.63

19. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela

Homicides: 554

Inhabitants: 940,477

Murder rate: 58.91

18. Veracruz, Mexico

Homicides: 418

Inhabitants: 697,414

Murder rate: 59.94

17. Vitoria, Brazil

Homicides: 1,143

Inhabitants: 1,685,384

Murder rate: 67.82

16. Tepic (metropolitan area), Mexico

Homicides: 299

Inhabitants: 439,362

Murder rate: 68.05

15. Mazatlán, Mexico

Homicides: 307

Inhabitants: 445,343

Murder rate: 68.94

14. Medellín, Colombia

Homicides: 1,624

Inhabitants: 2,309,446

Murder rate: 70.32

13. Culiacán, Mexico

Homicides: 649

Inhabitants: 871,620

Murder rate: 74.46

12. Guatemala, Guatemala

Homicides: 2,248

Inhabitants: 3,014,060

Murder rate: 74.58

11. Cali, Colombia

Homicides: 1,720

Inhabitants: 2,207,994

Murder rate: 77.90

10. Belém, Brazil

Homicides: 1,639

Inhabitants: 2,100,319

Murder rate: 78.04

9. Durango, Mexico

Homicides: 474

Inhabitants: 593,389

Murder rate: 79.88

8. Chihuahua, Mexico

Homicides: 690

Inhabitants: 831,693

Murder rate: 82.96

7. Torreón (metropolitan area), Mexico

Homicides: 990

Inhabitants: 1,128,152

Murder rate: 87.75

6. Caracas Venezuela

Homicides: 3,164

Inhabitants: 3,205,463

Murder rate: 98.71

5. Distrito Central, Honduras

Homicides: 1,123

Inhabitants: 1,126,534

Murder rate: 99.69

4. Acapulco, Mexico

Homicides: 1,029

Inhabitants: 804,412

Murder rate: 127.92

3. Maceió, Brazil

Homicides: 1,564

Inhabitants: 1,156,278

Murder rate: 135.26

2. Juárez, Mexico

Homicides: 1,974

Inhabitants: 1,335,890

Murder rate: 147.77

1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Homicides: 1,143

Inhabitants: 719,447

Murder rate: 158.87

Paul Hudson | Elite.

Source: The Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice

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