The Citizen Council for Public Safety and Justice (Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y la Justicia Penal) recently released the 2011 list of the 50 most violent cities in the world. The Mexican Think Tank releases an annual ranking of the worlds most dangerous cities based on murders per 100,000 people in each city.

45 of the 50 cities in the ranking are in the Americas. No city outside of the western hemisphere made the list until #34. The top 20 cities, as well as the majority of the list, are drug war fueled cities. These are cities with a heavy impact from the drug war. Cartels and gangs engage in almost daily violence.


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Ranking de las 50 ciudades más violentas del mundo en 2011
Posición/ Ciudad/ País/ Homicidios/ Habitantes/ Tasa
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Ranking of the 50 most violent cities in the world in 2011
Rank/ City/ Country/ Homicides/ Population/ Murder Rate per 100k People

1 San Pedro Sula, Honduras /1,143/ 719,447/ 158.87
2 Juárez, México 1,974 /1,335,890/ 147.77
3 Maceió, Brasil 1,564 /1,156,278 /135.26
4 Acapulco, México 1,029 /804,412/ 127.92
5 Distrito Central, Honduras 1,123 /1,126,534 /99.69
6 Caracas, Venezuela 3,164 /3,205,463/ 98.71
7 Torreón (metropolitana) México 990 /1,128,152/ 87.75
8 Chihuahua, México 690 /831,693 /82.96
9 Durango, México 474 /593,389 /79.88
10 Belém, Brasil 1,639 /2,100,319 /78.04

Posición/ Ciudad/ País/ Homicidios/ Habitantes/ Tasa
Rank/ City/ Country/ Homicides/ Population/ Murder Rate per 100k People

11 Cali, Colombia 1,720 /2,207,994 /77.90
12 Guatemala, Guatemala 2,248 /3,014,060 /74.58
13 Culiacán, México 649 /871,620 /74.46
14 Medellín, Colombia 1,624 /2,309,446 /70.32
15 Mazatlán, México 307 /445,343 /68.94
16 Tepic (área metropolitana), México 299 /439,362 /68.05
17 Vitoria, Brasil 1,143 /1,685,384 /67.82
18 Veracruz, México 418 /697,414 /59.94
19 Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela 554 /940,477 /58.91
20 San Salvador, El Salvador 1,343 /2,290,790 /58.63

Posición/ Ciudad/ País/ Homicidios/ Habitantes/ Tasa
Rank/ City/ Country/ Homicides/ Population/ Murder Rate per 100k People

21 New Orleans, USA Estados Unidos 199 /343,829 /57.88
22 Salvador (y RMS), Brasil 2,037 /3,574,804 /56.98
23 Cúcuta, Colombia 335 /597,385 /56.08
24 Barquisimeto, Venezuela 621 /1,120,718 /55.41
25 San Juan, Puerto Rico 225 /427,789 /52.60
26 Manaus, Brasil 1,079 /2,106,866 /51.21
27 São Luís, Brasil 516 /1,014,837 /50.85
28 Nuevo Laredo, México 191 /389,674 /49.02
29 João Pessoa, Brasil 583 /1,198,675 /48.64
30 Detroit, USA Estados Unidos /346 713,777 /48.47

Posición/ Ciudad/ País/ Homicidios/ Habitantes/ Tasa
Rank/ City/ Country/ Homicides/ Population/ Murder Rate per 100k People

31 Cuiabá, Brasil 403 834,060 48.32
32 Recife, Brasil 1,793 3,717,640 48.23
33 Kingston, (metropolitana) Jamaica 550 1,169,808 47.02
34 Cape Town, South Africa/Sudáfrica 1,614 3,497,097 46.15
35 Pereira, Colombia 177 383,623 46.14
36 Macapá, Brasil 225 499,116 45.08
37 Fortaleza, Brasil 1,514 3,529,138 42.90
38 Monterrey, (área metropolitana) México 1,680 4,160,339 40.38
39 Curitiba, Brasil 720 1,890,272 38.09
40 Goiânia, Brasil 484 1,302,001 37.17

Posición/ Ciudad/ País/ Homicidios/ Habitantes/ Tasa
Rank/ City/ Country/ Homicides/ Population/ Murder Rate per 100k People

41Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, (Port Elizabeth) Sudáfrica 381 1,050,930 36.25
42 Barranquilla, Colombia 424 1,182,493 35.86
43 ST. Louis, USA Estados Unidos 113 319,294 35.39
44 Mosul, Iraq 636 1,800,000 35.33
45 Belo Horizonte, Brasil 1,680 4,883,721 34.4
46 Panamá, Panamá 543 1,713,070 31.70
47 Cuernavaca, (zona metropolitana) México 198 630,174 31.42
48 Baltimore, USA Estados Unidos 195 620,961 31.40
49 eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality (Durban), Sudáfrica 1,059 3,468,087 30.54
50 City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (Johannesburg), Sudáfrica 1,186 3,888,180 30.5

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SOURCES
http://www.seguridadjusticiaypaz.org.mx/biblioteca/view.download/5/145
http://www.seguridadjusticiaypaz.org.mx/biblioteca/finish/5/145/0
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/13/most-violent-cities-world-mexico-latin-america_n_1205527.html
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