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The following 50 cities have the highest murder rates in the world of all cities not at war, with a population of at least 300,000 people, and all relevant data available online.[1][2]

Rank City Country Homicides
(2018)
Population
(2018)
Homicides
per 100,000
per year
1 Tijuana  Mexico 2,640 1,909,424 138
2 Acapulco  Mexico 948 857,883 111
3 Caracas  Venezuela 2,980 2,980,492 100
4 Ciudad Victoria  Mexico 314 365,089 86
5 Ciudad Juárez  Mexico 1,251 1,462,133 86
6 Irapuato  Mexico 473 580,808 81
7 Ciudad Guayana  Venezuela 645 823,722 78
8 Natal  Brazil 1,185 1,587,055 75
9 Fortaleza  Brazil 2,724 3,939,460 69
10 Ciudad Bolívar  Venezuela 264 382,095 69
11 Cape Town  South Africa 2,868 4,322,031 66
12 Belém  Brazil 1,627 2,491,052 65
13 Cancun  Mexico 547 848,465 64
14 Feira de Santana  Brazil 386 609,913 63
15 St. Louis  United States 187 308,626 61
16 Culiacán  Mexico 585 966,609 61
17 Barquisimeto  Venezuela 683 1,205,142 57
18 Uruapan  Mexico 189 346,640 55
19 Kingston  Jamaica 639 1,180,771 54
20 Obregón  Mexico 179 343,613 52
21 Maceió  Brazil 521 1,012,382 51
22 Vitória da Conquista  Brazil 172 338,885 51
23 Baltimore  United States 309 611,648 51
24 San Salvador  El Salvador 906 1,800,336 50
25 Aracaju  Brazil 463 949,342 49
26 Coatzacoalcos  Mexico 162 335,077 48
27 Palmira  Colombia 149 310,608 48
28 Maturín  Venezuela 257 544,069 47
29 Salvador  Brazil 1,849 3,914,996 47
30 Macapá  Brazil 233 493,634 47
31 Cali  Colombia 1,209 2,570,905 47
32 Celaya  Mexico 240 510,787 47
33 San Pedro Sula  Honduras 363 777,877 47
34 Ensenada  Mexico 253 542,896 47
35 Campos dos Goytacazes  Brazil 233 503,424 46
36 Tepic  Mexico 230 512,387 45
37 Manaus  Brazil 944 2,145,444 44
38 Recife  Brazil 1,738 3,975,411 44
39 Distrito Central (Tegucigalpa)  Honduras 538 1,242,397 43
40 San Juan  Puerto Rico 143 337,288 42
41 Valencia  Venezuela 678 1,600,662 42
42 Reynosa  Mexico 295 711,130 41
43 Guatemala City  Guatemala 1,411 3,226,974 44
44 João Pessoa  Brazil 460 1,112,304 41
45 Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth)  South Africa 478 1,220,616 39
46 Detroit  United States 261 673,104 39
47 Durban  South Africa 1,562 4,055,969 39
48 Teresina  Brazil 324 861,442 38
49 Chihuahua  Mexico 352 938,713 38
50 New Orleans  United States 145 393,292 37

By country

Number of cities by country represented in the table
Country No. of cities
  Mexico 15
  Brazil 14
  Venezuela 6
  United States 4
  South Africa 3
  Honduras 2
  Colombia 2
  Puerto Rico 1
  Jamaica 1
  El Salvador 1
  Guatemala 1

See also

Sources

  1. ^ "List of cities by murder rate". seguridadjusticiaypaz.org.mx. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  2. ^ "50 of the most dangerous cities in the world". usatoday.com.