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The world's most dangerous cities

November 5, 2012, 10:11 amYahoo!7

The top 20 most violent cities are all found in one part of the globe, according to a new report.

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The top 20 most violent cities are all found in one part of the globe, according to a new report.

Mexican research group the Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice has released a study that ranks the world's most violent cities in 2011 – and Latin America has the unwanted claim to the top 20.

The ranking is based on each city's murder rate per capita last year.

There are no Australasian, European or Asian countries in the top 50.

American cities on the list include New Orleans at number 21, Detroit, St Louis and Baltimore.

South Africa's Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban are all in the top 50, as well as Mosul, Iraq.

The top 10 most dangerous cities are:

10. Belem, Brazil

Homicides: 1639
Population: 2,100,319

Murder rate: 78.04


9. Durango, Mexico

Homicides: 474
Population: 593,389

Murder rate: 79.99


8. Chihuahua, Mexico

Homicides: 690
Population: 831,693

Murder rate: 82.96


7. Torreon, Mexico

Homicides: 990
Population: 1,128,152

Murder rate: 87.75


6. Caracas, Venezuela

Homicides: 3164
Population: 3,205,463

Murder rate: 98.71


5. Distrito Central, Honduras

Homicides: 1123
Population: 1,126,534

Murder rate: 99.69


4. Acapulco, Mexico

Homicides: 1029
Population: 804,412

Murder rate: 127.92


3. Maceio, Brazil

Homicides: 1564
Population: 1,156,278

Murder rate: 135.26


2. Juarez, Mexico

Homicides: 1974
Population: 1,335,890

Murder rate: 147.77


1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Homicides: 1143
Population:719,447

Murder rate: 158.87

Been to any of these cities? Share your experience with us.

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  1. ratbag08:07pm Tuesday 06th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    come to Darwin and you will open your eyes with population here getting rougher every year as the jail is full and sleeze bags getting a smack on the hand and told to go home and be a nice person ha ha ha

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  2. Adrian12:34pm Tuesday 06th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Northbridge?? theyre not talking about p*ssed up bogans and miners here... Mind you, i think this list is skewed due to cartel killings in Mexico - does that make all those towns more dangerous than say Mogadishu or Baghdad? more dangerous for locals that are involved maybe..

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  3. Ayanda Libala06:51am Tuesday 06th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Durban and Cape Town? hahaha my beloved South Africa, its da immigrants dat are causing these crimes, from Ukranian mafias to Nigerian scammers

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  4. David D01:11am Tuesday 06th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    7 out of every 10 immigrants to Australia come from Asia. Australia is ours.

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  5. Darryl09:27pm Monday 05th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I reckon they must not have been to Northbridge in Perth. What a seedy, inhospitable place.

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  6. Darryl09:27pm Monday 05th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I reckon they must not have been to Northbridge in Perth. What a seedy, inhospitable place.

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  7. Richard06:44pm Monday 05th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Huh??? No Northbridge,Perth. Western Ausdtralia ???Didn't make top 10 ?Must be number 11 surely !!!

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  8. Glib10:46am Monday 05th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    If you want to stay alive, don't protest, & don't argue. Leave that to the riff-raff.

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