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 2014.

The group’s statistics are based on homicide rates calculated from 100,000 inhabitants.  Of the 50 cities, 47 were in the Western Hemisphere.

The country with the most cities on the “Top Fifty” list was Brazil, with 19.   Mexico had ten cities on the list, and the United States had four cities on the list.

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Article by Allan Wall, published on Mexidata.info, February 16th, 2015.

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