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Four American cities make the list of the World’s top 50 most dangerous cities

January 30, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Four American cities make the list of the World’s top 50 most dangerous cities

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Four U.S. cities have made the annual list of the top 50 most violent cities in the world of 2015 based on crime statistics. `What’s surprising is the exclusion of Chicago, despite its high rate of gun violence.

The Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security published the rankings, which listed the Venezuelan city of Caracas, as the most dangerous city in the world for 2015.

Caracas saw 4,000 homicides with more than 300,000 inhabitants; that equates to 119.87 homicides per 100,000 people, which replaces the city of San Pedras, Honduras, which held the number one spot for four years straight, but saw murders decrease down to 885 in 2015.

Aside from Chicago, the other notable absences are the cities of Ciudad Juarez, once dubbed the “Murder Capital of the World,” the city has now fallen out of the top 50 along with Nuevo Laredo.

St. Louis ranked 16th on the list, the highest of the four American cities, followed by Baltimore, Detroit and New Orleans respectively

The U.S. city even ranks higher than every Mexican city  with the exception of Acapulco, which ranked fourth. The only other city in city in Mexico that ranked in the top 20 was Culiacan, which was listed as the 17th most dangerous city in the world.

According to the report, Latin America had 41 cities ranked on the list. The country with the most was Brazil, with 21 cities ranked out of the top 50.

The city with the greatest murder increase was in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador with 1,981 homicides recorded in 2015.

Only four cities outside the Westen Hemisphere made the list, all in South Africa.

Here is the complete list of the 50 most violent cities of 2015, according to the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security: statistics

1. Caracas, Venezuela
2. San Pedro Sula, Honduras
3. San Salvador, El Salvador
4. Acapulco, Mexico
5. Maturin, Venezuela
6. Distrito Central, Honduras
7. Valencia, Venezuela
8. Palmira, Colombia
9. Cape Town, South Africa
10. Cali, Colombia
11. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
12. Fortaleza, Brazil
13. Natal, Brazil
14. Salvador, Brazil
15. St. Louis, U.S.
16. Joao Pessoa, Brazil
17. Culiacan, Mexico
18. Maceio, Brazil
19. Baltimore, U.S.
20. Barquisimeto, Venezuela
21. Sao Luis, Brazil
22. Cuiaba, Brazil
23. Manaus, Brazil
24. Cumana, Venezuela
25. Guatemala, Guatemala
26. Belem, Brazil
27. Feira de Santana, Brazil
28. Detroit, U.S.
29. Golania y Aparecida de Golania, Brazil
30. Teresina, Brazil
31. Vitoria, Brazil
32. New Orleans, U.S.
33. Kingston, Jamaica
34. Gran Barcelona, Venezuela
35. Tijuana, Mexico
36. Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil
37. Recife, Brazil
38. Aracaju, Brazil
39. Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil
40. Campina Grande, Brazil
41. Durban, South Africa
42. Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
43. Porto Alegre, Brazil
44. Curitiba, Brazil
45. Pereira, Colombia
46. Victoria, Mexico
47. Johannesburg, South Africa
48. Macapa, Brazil
49. Maracaibo, Venezuela
50. Obregon, Mexico

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