2 Of The World's 20 Most Violent Cities Are In America

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While Caracas - the capital of socialist utopia Venezuela where gun control is extreme - remains the number one most violent city in the world, there are two new entrants from the USA into the World's Top 20 least desirable places to walk the streets - St. Louis (15th most violent city in the world) and Baltimore (19th). America, land of the free to indiscrimanently kill other people?

As Statista's Nial McCarthy details, out of the world's 50 most violent cities, 41 are in Latin America including 21 in Brazil.

The Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security releases its findings on the homicide rate in cities with populations over 300,000 every year. This infographic shows the world's top 20 cities, with Caracas, Venezuela, in first place with 119.87 homicides per 100,000 residents in 2015.


San Pedro Sula, Honduras (111.03 homicides per 100,000) came second with San Salvador, El Salvador (108.54 homicides per 100,000) rounding off the top three. The majority of the violence in Latin America can be attributed to drug trafficking, gang warfare and political instability.

The following map shows the number of homicides per 100,000 residents in 2015...

Infographic: The 20 Most Violent Cities Worldwide | Statista
You will find more statistics at Statista

And here is the Top 50 - including 4 American cities...


Exceptional USA not #1? Something to "shoot" for in 2016...


h/t The Burning Platform blog

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roadhazard's picture

Only two, we have all the guns.

90's Child's picture

Need more gun free zones.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) 90's Child Jan 30, 2016 6:24 PM

And zika.

Motasaurus's picture

I'm guessing kills by cops, marines, Saudi Arabia and Israel don't count, right?

I need more asshats's picture

Hillary will fix the two problem cities in the USSA by Federally regulating the production output of all licensed gun manufactures. If you want to stop this in the USSA you will control production AND sales by tracking every gun!

Notice if you care to, there is no gun problem in Canada. Weird, right? Humans live in Canada, savages in the USSA.

Control the Savages! Every last one of them. #RFID


Paveway IV's picture

"...Notice if you care to, there is no gun problem in Canada. Weird, right?..."

Um... I don't care to since the facts don't support that. 

Spike in Toronto gun violence sparks questions

...A growing problem in Ontario is domestic weapons that are stolen and then trafficked within the province, said Det. Insp. Goodwin. In many of the thefts, legal gun-owners are followed from gun shops or shooting ranges.

However, many people agreed that wherever they’re from, guns are more available than ever to young people – and that Toronto criminals are intentionally recruiting very young teens and sometimes asking them to act as “mules” to carry the firearms...

Youth gangs in Canada: What do we know?


Gangs, guns and drugs in schools

Gun violence in major cities in Canada has been a growing concern, especially in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Montréal

Gun violence is also more prevalent among street gangs that involve primarily young men less than 30 years of age

The Drugs, Alcohol and Violence International (DAVI) study, a joint Canada-U.S. effort, provides important evidence about the relationships between gangs, guns and drugs in Toronto and Montréal. A total of 904 male students (grades 9 to 12), school dropouts and young offenders were interviewed. The results indicate that:

  • There is a correlation between gang presence in schools and the availability of both guns and drugs in schools.
  • 18.7% of boys (ages 14 to 17) in Montréal and 15.1% in Toronto have brought a gun to school.
  • School dropouts who get involved in drug selling are at higher risk of being involved in gun-related violence

Weird, right? Maybe Canada should consider background checks and RFID for gang members...

Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) Paveway IV Jan 30, 2016 6:57 PM

America does not have a gun problem





There, I said it. Any of you dipsh1t liberal cowards wanna try arguing with the facts?

logicalman's picture

I doubt you give a fuck about the 'facts'

Bigots rarely do.

Crime is higher in low-income areas.

People with melanin tend to be more highly represented in low income areas.


snodgrass's picture

Low-income areas are populated by the dumbest people: blacks and hispanics.

0b1knob's picture

Only 2?   While Brazil has 5 on the list and tiny Venezuela has 3?

Come on America!   We put a man on the moon, certainly we can put some of the ol' ultaviolence out on the streets.   USA #1.



Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Both Brazil and Venezuela is practice price and capital control. Maybe there is correlation of central plan economiic and homicide? Maybe citizenry is no longer believe market is function or law is protect?

NuckingFuts's picture

I lived near and worked in the city of St. Louis for a decade and although I will not defend it, there are some statistical differences with other cities. St. Louis city is a small area geographically where really no one lives unless they have no other options (blacks) or small urban enclaves of hipsters. St. Louis county is where everyone lives and is for the most part ok. Many other large metro areas are defined differently and therefore have very different outcomes. With that said, I did hear a breakdown on the radio in STL a few years ago and it went something like this: if you are not a black male aged 15-30 and not involved in any drug trade, your chances of being killed are minuscule.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

The argument that poverty, not negrocity, causes crime, is fallacious.  The key causal relationships between ethnicity, criminality, and wealth is 'IQ', plus the relationship between IQ and impulse control.   

Four chan's picture

if blacks would just stop it we would hardly need a police force jails or courts. that's how expensive antiquated farm equipment is to have laying around.

wee-weed up's picture

And ALL these most violent cities (regardless of color) are run by liberal socialists!

Manthong's picture

Aw crap..

Does this mean I don’t need my .40, the shoe polish and the balaclava in Chicago anymore?

..something is missing up there…


OK, if you guys are so smart, try taking a stroll  down S. 64th and Normal around 9 P.M. at night

... without the .40, the shoe polish and the balaclava..    bwaa,, ha ha ha  :-D



and hey.. try adding anywhere in Yemen or Syria to that list.


gosh.. is time wasted here, now?


but well.. maybe good news is that the Brazilians are making room for moar youthful Olympians who will get violently sick,













































y'know, I normally try not to waste white space.. but youse folks really need to understand the above.





logicalman's picture

You must live in a low-income area, I guess, even if you are not black or Hispanic.

mkkby's picture

You are the bigot.  You hate whites.  So much so that you lie about the true facts. 

Niggers and spics commit 90% of violent crime.  Suck it.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Sir! Please use the proper terminology!  

They are africans from Niggeria.  Thus they are called Niggerians.

Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) logicalman Jan 30, 2016 7:46 PM

gee...name calling when faced with facts you cannot refute. That's the coward's way out!

low income? Then why is Pocahontas County WV one of the safest counties in America?????



mkkby's picture

Notice all the high crime areas are either majority niggers or spics.  Economics has nothing to do with it.

Very low crime rate in MAJORITY WHITE and very poor eastern europe.

NuckingFuts's picture

These posters are probably suburban types who equate low income with black (which Makes sense from their limited experience.) many of us know that there are low income white communities and although they are shitholes they do not have the same violence, not to the same extent.

Jstanley011's picture

Wrong. Black males make up 6% of the population, yet do half of the country's murders. A black male has a one in three chance of ending up in prison in the US, not because of "bigotry," but because a third of them are criminals.

daveO's picture

Godwin's law ought to apply to use of the word bigot, also.

Ponk's picture

When did all these moronic whitetards infiltrate ZH? It reminds of those accounts you read of slack-jawed, inbred Southerners obsesseively reminding themselves that they belong to a superior race. You know the kind, they can hardly read, think the 'gubmint' did it, and worship some slightly wealthier whitetard half-wit, and then curse the 'joos' for being good at capitalism? Now, put a keyboard in front of him and look around you ZHers, they're fucking everywhere.

N2OJoe's picture

When did these moronic self-hating libtards find their way to ZH?

You would think documented FACTS and statistics such as that of rampant black criminality would sway some of these ignorant bastards but apparently the truth is too uncomfortable for some to handle.

May the warm, suffocating coccoon of political correctness continue to hold you tight in it's eternal slumber of shame and obidience, you poor, ignorant child.

Ponk's picture

Oh, yes, we're just terrified of you and your facts. We're singing la la la loudly as the real world passes us by. All those people that can spell, and like know stuff, making fun of you for being dumb; well at least you're white, imagine if you belonged to one of those inferior races on top of being a retard.

Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) Ponk Jan 31, 2016 9:06 AM

Lying and Name Calling.....It's what democowards bring to the "debate".

Ponk's picture

No name calling on this thread! La la la

daveO's picture

Same goes for those South American cities, too.

I need more asshats's picture

I'm in Churchill asshwipe!

Churchill Manitoba, No negros! Not one. Not one damn joo either. No problems at all.

Allen_H's picture

Yeah, where the kikes are, death is sure to follow.

4 wheel drift's picture

Churchill Manitoba, No negros! Not one. Not one damn joo either. No problems at all.

you are still an arsehole, regardless of geographical location, the color of your skin...   the problem is

the shit you have in your brain, impossible to think intelligently with a brain full of shit

now....     go eat pig

Freddie's picture

Where is Russia and that "evil" Putin on this list? (sarc)

I bet most war zones have fewer murders than many of these cities.

Manthong's picture

so.. all of nice white Christian non-darkly persuaded gang members are shooting each other in the streets, right?

Alan_F's picture

Canadians have NEVER had an issue purchasing guns originating from America or from China. For a while, it was easier to get a Mossberg Bullpup that saw storage time on a reserve than it was to legally purchase ANY handgun, ANYWHERE in the country. Hell, Metro Vice across the country were more afraid of the ammunition than the firearms themselves. A shitty Remington Stagecoach became scary as fuck when it was a castaway using stainless shot.

Agstacker's picture

America has more than 10X the population of Canada you moron.

Mr Pink's picture

Exactly, they forgot our exported homicides

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Mr Pink Jan 30, 2016 7:30 PM

Something is wrong with that list.  Chicago should surpass all other American cities in the homicide rate per capita and they aren't even on the list.  So, we are to believe all the cities are in the Americas and South Africa?  That's rediculous.  Try listing a few middle eastern cities if you want to be honest.

847328_3527's picture

South Africa was once, long time ago, one of the safest countries on earth.

Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) 847328_3527 Jan 30, 2016 7:47 PM

yore rayciss

STP's picture

The operative term is "was"...

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

When niggers start showing up in high levels of a government, it's a sure sign that country is heading straight to hell.  South Africa is the best recent example, altho the White Housenigger is working hissef to da bone to fuck things up here in Murrica.

NuckingFuts's picture

The metro area of Chicago is defined differently than St. Louis and some other cities. See my post above.

BrandrMeghinhard's picture

Anything coming from Mexico is suspect.

Beyond that, you can't tell me that the the terrrorists, err refugees ... oh wait they're migrants now ... are not jacking up rates in the EU. And Moscow? Beijing (who we know lies about their numbers)? Tokyo (another stats manipulating country)? all missing. give me a break.

Pickleton's picture

"Need more gun free zones"


Or less War on Drugs, which every bit of this is due to.

BrandrMeghinhard's picture

Said the Bernie lap dog. Or are you one of those fools who thinks that legalizing drugs will "save lives?" Hasn't worked in Amsterdamn, why would that work here? Oh that's right, maybe liberal dust.

snodgrass's picture

2010 census: St. Louis 49 percent black; Baltimore 64 percent black; Detroit 83 percent black; New Orleans 60 percent black.


Any questions?