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

Out of the world's 50 most violent cities, 41 are in Latin America including 21 in Brazil. As Statista's Nial McCarthy write, The Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security releases its findings on the homicide rate in cities with populations over 300,000 every year.

The infographic below shows the world's top 20 cities, with Caracas, in the socialist utopia 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.

Infographic: The 20 Most Violent Cities Worldwide | Statista
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But 'Exceptional America' is not left out out - St.Louis and Baltimore are right up there (and New Orleans and Detroit close behind) as their homicide rates rival some of the worst in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela.