The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World
Written by Alfonso Elizondo
Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice prepared a study that includes a list of the 50 most violent cities in the world. Mexico is in first place with 4 cities in the ‘top 5’ and a total of 15 places on the list. It is followed by Brazil with 14 places, Venezuela with 6 and the United States with 4.
This list consists of a selection of all cities with a population of more than 300,000, excluding those that are at war, and calculates the number of murders per 100,000 population. Only intentional homicides and violent deaths are counted.
In the 2018 figures, Tijuana in Mexico ranks first with 138.26 murders per 100,000 population. Latin America occupies 43 of the 50 places on the list and the only countries outside of Latin America are the United States and South Africa.
The 10 most violent cities in the world in 2019 are:
1.- Tijuana, Mexico with 138.26
2.- Acapulco, Mexico with 110.50
3.- Caracas, Venezuela with 99.98
4.- Ciudad Victoria, Mexico with 86.01
5.- Ciudad Juárez, Mexico with 85.56
6.- Irapuato, Mexico with 81.44
7.- Guayana, Venezuela with 78.30
8.- Natal, Brazil with 74.67
9.- Fortaleza, Brazil with 69.15
10.- Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela 69.09
Mexico is now experiencing an upward trend in violent crimes. In 2016, there were 22,409, but in 2017 there were 28,866 and 35,341in 2018.
To get an idea of the serious problem in Mexico with 138.26 murders per 100,000 population in the city of Tijuana alone, we note that in France this figure is only 1.3, in the United Kingdom it is 1.1 and Spain has the lowest in the European Union with 0.7.
The Report on Homicides by the Interior Ministry also reveals that there is a large gender gap in the murders: men carry out more intentional killings than women and are also the ones most affected. In 2018, more than 90% of the murders were committed by men and in more than 60% they were also the victims.
Addendum: The hiding of these terrible figures from the public only shows that the Mexican press and the other media are not doing their jobs and are only there to extort and to lie.