Friday, January 29, 2016
Caracas, Venezuela, is the murder capital of the world
A shred of good news for the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula: It had been named the world's most violent city four straight years by the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security, but it moves to No. 2 behind Caracas in 2015. Latin America on the whole has little to celebrate, with 41 cities on the top-50 list, based on homicides per 100,000 residents. Brazil alone has 21 entrants, while the United States has four, with St. Louis ranking highest at 15th, followed by Baltimore (19), Detroit (28), and New Orleans (32). The four US cities have large black populations.