U.S. has 2 of 26 most dangerous cities in the world

In the United States, the number of homicides supposedly is at a near 25-year low — at approximately 5.3 homicides per 100,000 people.

Nevertheless, 2 of the 26 most dangerous cities in the world — where the murder rate is more than 50 per 100,000 people — are in the U.S., according to data provided by international research group Seguridad, Justicia y Paz. They are St. Louis, Missouri (#14) and Baltimore, Maryland (#26).

The ranking is determined by a city’s rate of homicide (# of homicides per 100,000 people), not by the absolute number of homicides.

A shocking 23 of the world’s 26 most dangerous cities are in Latin America:

  • 8 in Brazil: Natal (#10) Belém (#11), Aracaju (#12), Feira de Santana (#15), Vitória da Conquista (#16), Campos dos Goytacazes (#19), Salvador (#21), Maceió (#25).
  • 6 in Venezuela: Caracas (#1), Maturín (#6), Ciudad Guayana (#8), Valencia (#9), Barquisimeto (#17), Cumaná (#18)
  • 4 in Mexico: Acapulco (#2), Victoria (#5), Tijuana (#22), Culiacán (#24).
  • 2 in Hondoras: San Pedro Sula (#3), Distrito Central (#4).
  • 1 in Columbia: Cali (#22).
  • 1 in Guatemala: Guatemala (#23).
  • 1 in El Salvadore: San Salvadore (#7),

The most dangerous city in the world is Caracas, the capital of Venezuela — the socialist country that literally is falling apart (see “Venezuela has come to this: Cannibalism in prisons”). The homicide rate in Caracas is a shocking 130.35 per 100,000 people. Caracas also tops the list in the absolute number of homicides in 2016: 4,308.

Here are the 26 most dangerous cities in the world (source: 24/7 Wall St.):

  1. Caracas, Venezuela: 130.35 homicides per 100,000 people; 4,308 homicides in 2016.
  2. Acapulco, Mexico: 113.24 homicides per 100,000 people; 918 homicides in 2016.
  3. San Pedro Sula, Honduras: 112.09 homicides per 100,000 people; 845 homicides in 2016.
  4. Distrito Central, Honduras: 85.09 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,027 homicides in 2016.
  5. Victoria, Mexico: 84.67 homicides per 100,000 people; 293 homicides in 2016.
  6. Maturín, Venezuela: 84.21 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,483 homicides in 2016.
  7. San Salvador, El Salvador: 83.39 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,483 homicides in 2016.
  8. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela: 82.84 homicides per 100,000 people; 727 homicides in 2016.
  9. Valencia, Venezuela: 72.02 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,124 homicides in 2016.
  10. Natal, Brazil: 69.56 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,097 homicides in 2016.
  11. Belém, Brazil: 67.4 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,633 homicides in 2016.
  12. Aracaju, Brazil: 62.8 homicides per 100,000 people; 589 homicides in 2016.
  13. Cape Town, South Africa: 60.8 homicides per 100,000 people; 2,434 homicides in 2016.
  14. St. Louis, USA: 60.4 homicides per 100,000 people; 188 homicides in 2016.
  15. Feira de Santana, Brazil: 60.2 homicides per 100,000 people; 375 homicides in 2016.
  16. Vitória da Conquista, Brazil: 60.1 homicides per 100,000 people; 208 homicides in 2016.
  17. Barquisimeto, Venezuela: 59.4 homicides per 100,000 people; 785 homicides in 2016.
  18. Cumaná, Venezuela: 59.3 homicides per 100,000 people; 266 homicides in 2016.
  19. Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil: 56.5 homicides per 100,000 people; 275 homicides in 2016.
  20. Salvador, Brazil: 54.7 homicides per 100,000 people; 2,180 homicides in 2016.
  21. Cali, Colombia: 54 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,358 homicides in 2016.
  22. Tijuana, Mexico: 53.1 homicides per 100,000 people; 871 homicides in 2016.
  23. Guatemala, Guatemala: 52.7 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,596 homicides in 2016.
  24. Culiacán, Mexico: 51.8 homicides per 100,000 people; 469 homicides in 2016.
  25. Maceió, Brazil: 51.8 homicides per 100,000 people; 529 homicides in 2016.
  26. Baltimore, USA: 51.1 homicides per 100,000 people; 318 homicides in 2016;

It should be noted that both St. Louis and Baltimore have Democrat mayors, and both have black majority populations: 49.2% and 63%, respectively. St. Louis has lost 62.7% of its population since the 1950 census; Baltimore‘s population, too, has declined at each census since its peak in 1950.

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19 responses to “U.S. has 2 of 26 most dangerous cities in the world

  1. Ah, Brazil and Venezuela, what progressives want America to be like– see their progress in St. Louis and Baltimore?

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  2. What a sad testament of the state of things in this country. That we would even be in a list of second class countries in the world . . .

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  3. kellereleanor

    I find it hard to believe these stats if New Orleans and Chicago did not make this list.

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  4. Stephen T. McCarthy

    I knew about Saint Louis and Baltimore, but I would have thought Chiraq would have topped both of them in this category.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    (link:] Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends

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  5. Reblogged this on Exposing Modern Mugwumps and commented:

    So terrible, and I used to love Acapulco! Oh well…

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  6. Interesting that most of these cities are New World Spanish, and not one is in Europe or even the Middle East. And people think Israel is dangerous.

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  7. “The ranking is determined by a city’s rate of homicide (# of homicides per 100,000 people), not by the absolute number of homicides”.

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  8. is that st Louis and east st Louis combined s


    • SapphireSunday

      East St. Louis is in Illinois. It’s a totally separate city. The thing about St. Louis, MO, is that since the Civil War, the “city” has been separate from the county and all of the suburbs that most cities include in their statistics, which makes the results seem so bad. If they could include the hundreds of thousands of people who live in the county into their stats, they’d suddenly become one of the safer cities. St. Louis doesn’t absorb suburbs within its “city” the way other cities do. Although metro St. Louis has almost 3 million people, the city of St. Louis is only about 300,000. It’s like counting only the “inner city” of other places like Indianapolis.

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  9. The Democratic Party has become, essentially, or for all practical purposes, a criminal syndicate, whether its members know it or not: Their grift and their graft destroy great cities, like Detroit, St. Louis and Baltimore.
    My mother was from Annapolis, a stone’s throw away from Baltimore. I have nephews who live in Baltimore. Baltimore is a microcosm for the political corruption that has overtaken the entire state of Maryland. I hope President Trump can do something about it.

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  10. Let’s not leave out the country where I was born! CUBA. 90 miles from the USA, the country MUSTAFA OBAMA visited and gave the island his blessings. Unknown to the world the crimes there, pedofile, murders, rapes, prostitution, boys and girls, beginning at 12 years old, poverty, lice, hunger, misery, no medicine, all product of a tight fist COMMUNIST tyranny that doesn’t let anything escape their shores. VISIT THIS PARADISE OF THE CARIBBEAN, they say, I say prepare yourself for blackmail $$$$$$ , if you want to leave the island or you will be subject to a DISAPPEARING ACT.

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  11. Back in the ’70’s D.C. and Baltimore were competing for most murders in the US. If I recall correctly, D.C. “won” with 365 in a year. Now look at the numbers.

    The whole world has gotten much more violent. I suppose people accept it as normal now.

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  12. Wow. They are all in the Americas….Maybe we should build the wall higher.

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