The 10 most dangerous cities in the world

Some of the most dangerous and violent cities for citizens and tourists alike are located in South America.

The Mexican Anti Violence Think Tank ranks the most dangerous places in the world in terms of homicide rates per 100,000 residents.

According to United Nations data, a staggering one-third of global homicides occur in Latin America even though the region comprises just 8 per cent of the world’s entire population.
These are the top ten most dangerous cities in the world and the reasons why:

1. Caracas, Venezuela
Caracas was cited as the most dangerous city in the world as there were a recorded 119.87 homicides per 100,000 residents.

2. San Pedro Sula, Honduras
San Pedro was cited as the second most dangerous city in the world as there were a recorded 111.03 homicides per 100,000 residents.

3. San Salvador, El Salvador
San Salvador was cited as the third most dangerous city in the world as there were a recorded 108.54 homicides per 100,000 residents.

4. Acapulco, Mexico
Acapulco was cited as the fourth most dangerous city in the world as there were a recorded 104.73 homicides per 100,000 residents.

5. Maturin, Venezuela
Maturin was cited as the fifth most dangerous city in the world as there were a recorded 86.45 homicides per 100,000 residents.

6. Distrito Central, Honduras
Distrito Central was cited as the sixth most dangerous city in the world as there was a recorded 73.51 homicides per 100,000 residents.

7. Valencia, Venezuela
Valencia was cited as the seventh most dangerous city in the world as there were a recorded 72.31 homicides per 100,000 residents.

8. Palmira, Colombia
Palmira was cited as the eighth most dangerous city in the world as there was a record
70.88 homicides per 100,000 residents.

9. Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town was cited as the ninth most dangerous city in the world as there was a recorded had 65.53 homicides per 100,000 residents.

10. Cali, Colombia
Cali was cited as the tenth most dangerous city in the world as there were a recorded 64.27 homicides per 100,000 residents.