A Mexican NGO called the Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y Justicia Penal, A.C. (Citizen Council for Public Security and Penal Justice), whose president is Jose Antonio Ortega Sanchez, released a list of the world’s 50 cities with the highest homicide rates in 2016.

In order to be on the list, the city must have at least 300,000 inhabitants.  The ranking is based on homicide rates calculated per 100,000 inhabitants.  (Cities in war zones are not included in the ranking.)

Of the 50 most murderous cities, 42 were in Latin America and 47 (all but three) were in the Western Hemisphere.  There were eight Mexican, and four American, cities on the list.

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Article by Allan Wall, published May 1st, 2017, on Mexidata.info.

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