The most violent cities in the world

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Latin America is full of interesting places, being able to find from some of the most beautiful natural places in the world, to paradisiacal beaches, passing through important archaeological sites, tremendously lively cities and charming towns. In addition, this area is characterized by the friendliness of its people. However, living in Latin America is not easy, at least if we take into account the study prepared by the organization Security, Justice and Peace, which has determined that 43 of the 50 most violent cities in the world are in this region.

Today in Hard Hobbit To Break We want to talk to you about the 10 most violent cities in the world according to this Mexican organization, which has taken into account the number of homicides during 2015. Do you want to join us?

Caracas Venezuela

According to this study, the most violent city in the world is Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Apparently, in 2015 there were 3,946 deaths violent, which supposes a rate of 119.87 murders for every 100,000 inhabitants. Without a doubt, these are quite alarming figures.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

San Pedro Sula
The second city on the list is San Pedro Sula, which is the second largest city in Honduras, in addition to being the administrative capital of the department of Cortés. According to the study, the rate of murders it is 111.03, having registered 797,065 violent deaths last year.

San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador
The smallest nation in Central America is also present on the list, and in a fairly featured. The city of San Salvador, capital of this republic, is in third place with a violent death rate of 108.54, which means 1,918 murders.

Acapulco, Mexico

From El Salvador we moved to Acapulco, one of the main destinations tourist from Mexico. However, despite its popularity, the city is the fourth most violent in the world. According to the study by the Mexican organization, last year there were 903 violent deaths, with a murder rate of 104.73.

Maturín, Venezuela

In fifth position we find another Venezuelan city. It is Maturín, capital of the Monagas state and of the homonymous municipality. Apparently, last year there were 505 murders, a figure much lower than in other countries, although very elevated if we consider its population. In fact, the violent death rate is 86.45.

Central District, Honduras

central District
We return to Honduras to tell you about Central District, its capital, which is made up of the former municipalities of Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela. According to the study, in 2015 882 murders were registered in the city, with a rate of 73.51.

Valencia, Venezuela

Venezuela reappears on the list, in this case in seventh position. And is that last year there was in Valencia, capital and the most populous city in the Carabobo State, 1,125 murders, with a rate of 72.31.

Palmira, Colombia

The first Colombian city on the list is Palmira, a municipality in the Valle del Cauca department. According to the study, the city registered 216 murders last year, a figure that is alarming if we consider its population. In fact, its violent death rate is 70.88.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town
The only city in the top 10 that is not Latin American is Cape Town, the second most populous city in South Africa. Apparently, in 2015, 2,451 violent deaths were registered, with a rate of 65.53.

Cali, Colombia

Finally, we have to talk about another Colombian city. It is Cali, the capital of the Valle del Cauca department and the third largest city populated from the country. According to the study by the Mexican organization, the number of violent deaths last year was 1,523, with a rate of 64.27.

These Are The Most Violent Cities In The World (January 2022)

  • Acapulco, Cali, Caracas, Cape Town, Central District, Maturín, Palmira, San Pedro Sula, San Salvador, Valencia
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