U.S. has 2 of 26 most dangerous cities in the world

So terrible, and I used to love Acapulco! Oh well…

Fellowship of the Minds

In the United States, the number of homicides supposedly is at a near 25-year low — at approximately 5.3 homicides per 100,000 people.

Nevertheless, 2 of the 26 most dangerous cities in the world — where the murder rate is more than 50 per 100,000 people — are in the U.S., according to data provided by international research group Seguridad, Justicia y Paz. They are St. Louis, Missouri (#14)and Baltimore, Maryland (#26).

The ranking is determined by a city’s rate of homicide (# of homicides per 100,000 people), not by the absolute number of homicides.

A shocking 23 of the world’s 26 most dangerous cities are in Latin America:

  • 8 in Brazil: Natal (#10) Belém (#11), Aracaju (#12), Feira de Santana (#15), Vitória da Conquista (#16), Campos dos Goytacazes (#19), Salvador (#21), Maceió (#25).
  • 6 in Venezuela: Caracas (#1), Maturín (#6), Ciudad Guayana (#8), Valencia (#9), Barquisimeto…

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