Here Are the U.S. Cities That Made the World’s 50 Most Viοlent List

When we think of the most viοlent cities in the world, the minds of many Americans normally fixate on impoverished Third World areas. However, as new data indicates, some of the most violent places in the world are right here in America.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Latin America has more cities on the list than any other country, with San Pedro Sula, Honduras taking the dubious number one spot as the mυrder capital of the world with 187 homicιdes per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013.

Here are the top 10 most viοlent cities:

1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras
2. Caracas, Venezuela
3. Acapulco, Mexico
4. Cali, Colombia
5. Maceió, Brazil
6. Distrito Central
7. Fortaleza, Brazil
8. Guatemala City, Guatemala
9. João Pessoa, Brazil
10. Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Among the US cities that made the list were Detroit at No. 24 and New Orleans at No. 26. Baltimore is number 36, with about 38 homicides per every 100,000 residents. St. Louis comes in at number 45.

Detroit’s Police Chief made national news when he encouraged citizens to buy guns as a way of avoiding crime.

“This is not about inciting vigilantism, because in my view when you talk about vigilantism, you’re talking about someone who has made a decision to do law enforcement’s job — go out and enforce the law,” Craig is quoted as saying in an NRA magazine article. “This is not that at all. This is about self-defense, protection, an imminent threat to life, very different response.”

At a previous event, Craig also described how he himself narrowly escaped a carjacking. In explaining that crime had got down in the city, Craig credited armed citizens with the reduction.

Poverty, plus easy access to guns, is a perfect recipe for viοlence and as income inequality in America grows, we may witness even more additions to this list.


11 Comment

  1. People are allowed to carry firearms in Detroit?

  2. Jackson, MISSISSIPPI

  3. Who is this site sourcing with these statistics?

  4. I'm thinking… If you're a mayor of a " Wild West Town ", like Craig seems to be, telling decent citizens, with much to protect, due to hard work, to arm themselves legally and constitutionally allowed… I don't see the problem. Sure, someone will respond to my comment about the losers and violent idiots doing the same – albeit, illegally – but, that's his point. Protect Yoself! Because few cops can't be everywhere. And most criminals ARE COWARDS. If they weren't, they'd man-up and get to work. Oh! And not rob, steal and kill for iPhones and jewelry, and the like. Because it's never food, and books.

  5. Here's the problem. Our government knows these figures but instead of taking care of business in the US we send troops overseas in hope of them changing to our way of life. Ironic isn't it!

  6. Acapulco? Isn't that a resort city, something that is/was on the level of Cancun?

  7. Yes…Michigan adopted a CCW law about 15 years ago where anybody who meets certain criteria (no felony convictions, certain misdemeanors, and no history of mental illness) can get a concealed weapons permit. Before that, you had to have a reason to apply for a concealed pistol license and they may or may not give it to you. And it has helped…over the years we've had dozens of armed robberies, carjackings, etc that were stopped and the suspects injured or killed because they're intended "victim" was armed and able to defend themselves

  8. Yes the CCW laws here in Detroit have saved a LOT of lives!!! And I don't understand strict gun laws because they only affect the law abiding citizens. Criminals carry guns illegally anyway…so strict gun laws are ineffective

  9. Too many damn racist dunces in the US, who believe that they can develop a society and consign Black people to the back woods, or the ghettoes that they have reserved for them. What a rot!

  10. then obviously it will probably be a lot more than you expected. There is nothing in this world which comes easy. Every thing in this world is really tough to get and the competition for finding the things has become quite considerably tough.

  11. I surely did not realize that. Learnt some thing new these days! Thanks for that.

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