Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice released the 50 most dangerous cities in the world in 2015, as measured by the number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. (Source: Daily Mail)

Astonishingly, Latin America, with just 8% of the world’s population, has 41 of the world’s most dangerous cities:

  • 21 in Brazil
  • 8 in Venezuela, including #1 most violent city in the world, Caracas.
  • 5 in Mexico
  • 3 in Columbia
  • 2 in Honduras
  • 1 in El Salvador
  • 1 in Guatemala

4 of the cities are in South Africa:

  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Johannesburg
  • Nelson Mandela Bay

50 most dangerous cities in world 2015

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4 of the cities are in the United States:

  • #15: St. Louis, Missouri – 59.23 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants
  • #19: Baltimore, Maryland – 54.98 homicides/100,000
  • #28: Detroit, Michigan – 43.89 homicides/100,000
  • #32: New Orleans, Louisiana – 41.44 homicides/100,000

It is noteworthy that all 4 cities have a large Black population and Democrat mayors:

  • St. Louis : 47.5% Black (est. 2014); mayor Francis Slay (D).
  • Baltimore : 63.7% Black (2010); mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D).
  • Detroit : 82.7% Black (2010); mayor Mike Duggan (D).
  • New Orleans : 60.2% Black (2010); mayor Mitch Landrieu (D). Homicides in New Orleans are committed almost exclusively by black men, with 97% of the offenders being black and 95% being male.

~Eowyn

Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.