#12 Fortaleza in Brazil Fortaleza in Brazil had 1,628 homicides per 2,452,185 inhabitants, which places it in the 14th spot on the list. Fortaleza is the 5th largest city in Brazil, however that does not make it a desirable place to live, as the high level of violence and murder is already beginning to drive residents away.
Countdown of the top 30 cities in the U.S. with the highest murder rates – 2018 Our crime research reveals the 30 cities in America with the highest number of murders per 1,000 residents. Murder is the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
Most violent cities in the world While Cape Town’s entry into the top 10 is alarming, it sits among the champions of violence. Of the 50 cities in the ranking, 21 are located in Brazil, 8 in Venezuela, Mexico 5, 4 in South Africa, 4 in the United States, 3 in Colombia and 2 in Honduras.
El Salvador is the world's most violent country and its capital, San Salvador, is the world's most homicidal city. Salvadoran cities have seen more blood spilled than most conflict zones. They are also hemorrhaging people, many of whom are fleeing to Mexico and the United States.
9: San Salvador. (Murder rate: 52.5 in 2012)The Central American country is riddled by powerful street gangs.A truce between the MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs helped cut the country's murder rate to a 10-year low of five a day last year – but last month saw national rates double those of a year earlier.
San Pedro Sula is the only city in the country to be home to two soccer stadiums. The Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano is located in the Villa Olímpica and is the largest in the country with a capacity of 42,000. The Estadio Francisco Morazán is located in the centre of the city and holds 23,000 people.
Ciudad Obregón (Spanish pronunciation: [sjuˈðað oβɾeˈɣon]) is the second largest city in the northern Mexican state of Sonora and named for Sonoran revolutionary general and president of Mexico, Álvaro Obregón. It is situated 525 km (326 mi) south of the state's northern border with the U.S. state of Arizona.
There are 3.5 million people living in Puerto Rico, with half living in the capital city, San Juan and nearby cities. Having said that, the denser the city, the higher the crime rate. Many of Puerto Rico's cities are inhabited by different cultures and social classes. Where there is inequality, crime generally occurs.
#6 Barquisimeto in Venezuela Barquisimeto is estimated to have had 804 homicides for 1,120,718 inhabitants each year. In 2011, the Global Study on Homicide, published by the UN, placed Venezuela as the South American country with the highest rate of crime and violence.
Smaller cities are often considered more “dangerous”. For example, Brazil’s most dangerous city, where the Homicide rate is highest is the city of Caracaraí, in the state of Roraima: there were only 40 homicides registered in this city in 2013, but since it has a population of only 19.000 people, the homicide rate for the city is 210 per 100.000 inhabitants.
Palmira (pronounced pälmē'rä) is a city and municipality in southwestern Colombia in the Valle del Cauca Department, located about 17 miles (27 km) east from Cali, the department's capital and main city in the South of Colombia. Palmira is the third largest city in the Valle del Cauca, behind Cali and Buenaventura.
Porto Alegre, Brazil Porto Alegre is the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, and it is also one of the most populous cities in the entire country of Brazil. As you’ll see as you read through this list, Brazil in itself has an incredibly high rate of violent and drug related crimes.
As of the census of 2001, there are 1,005,776 people and 260,798 households in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality. The official estimate of population in 2007 was 1,050,930. In the 2007 census, 60.4% of respondents described themselves as Black African, 22.6% Coloured, 16.1% White and 0.9% Indian/Asian.