The 10 most violent cities in the world

Articles Sep 04, 2019 08:36

Robberies and murders often occur in these cities.

They have long been considered the most dangerous cities in the world.

What is the most violent city in the world?

1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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Located in the northwest of Honduras, San Pedro Sula has about 2 million people - of whom 1.2 million are in the metro area, 70% living below the poverty line. As the second largest city after the capital Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula is considered the industrial center of Honduras with light industry facilities, corporations manufacturing and processing coffee, bananas, beef, sugarcane, medicine, leaves, wood and forestry products. This is the most dangerous city in the world, with a murder rate of 169.3 cases per 100,000 people.

2. Acapulco, Mexico

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The city is second on the list with notorious gangs. The rate of murders in this city amounts to 142.88 per 100,000 people. 

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3. Caracas, Venezuela

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3rd place in this list belongs to the capital Caracas of Venezuela. On average, 50 murders a week make Caracas one of the deadliest capitals in the world. The Venezuelan government estimates that more than 6 million weapons are in the hands of civilians. 

4. Distrito Central, Honduras

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The second representative from Honduras is Distrito Central with a rate of 101.99 murders per 100,000 people.

5. Torreon, Mexico

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Ranked 5th in the 10 most violent cities in the world is Torreon City, Mexico with the rate of 94.72 murders / 100,000 people. Drugs are a huge problem for authorities in this city. The gang purge to each other is the story of the meal took place here.

6. Maceio, Brazil

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Maceio is currently the most violent city in Brazil. Famous for its beautiful coastline and white sand, it has big nightclubs and the forces behind them. To fight for each other's interests, gangs often use violence to make the image of Maceio city worse. 

7. Cali, Colombia

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The city ranked seventh with a rate of 79.27 murders per 100,000 people. 

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8. Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

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Nuevo Laredo is a drug trafficking center between the United States and Mexico, and every day there are about 10,000 trucks crossing the border between the two countries. According to experts from the International Bureau of Narcotics, the drugs were shipped to Mexico from Colombia on small planes. Therefore, gangsters purge each other for their interests is what happened in this area.

9. Manaus, Brazil

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Manaus, Brazil is also in the ranking with a rate of 70.37 murders per 100,000 people. 

10. Culiacan, Mexico

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Culiacan is famous in Mexico for being "the cradle of drug trafficking." It is thought that nearly 60% of Culiacan's economy is connected to drug trafficking. It's easy to recognize the drug trade in this city. The first is the cemetery, especially the cemetery called "Umaya Gardens". Like elsewhere in Mexico, in the evenings, gang wars and the war on drugs covered a deadly atmosphere on Culiacan.

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