The 10 Most Violent Cities in the World

Caracas, Venezuela, is new murder capital in 2015 ranking
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2016 11:32 AM CST
The 10 Most Violent Cities in the World
A police car is seen in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 28.   (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

A shred of good news for the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula: It had been named the world's most violent city four straight years by the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security, but it moves to No. 2 behind Caracas in 2015, reports NBC News. Latin America on the whole has little to celebrate, with 41 cities on the top-50 list, based on homicides per 100,000 residents. Brazil alone has 21 entrants, per Business Insider, while the US has four, with St. Louis ranking highest at 15th, followed by Baltimore (19), Detroit (28), and New Orelans (32). The top 10:

  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
NBC has the full list here. (More lists stories.)

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