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posted on 01 February 2016

The 20 Most Violent Cities Worldwide

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

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.

This chart 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.

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