Caracas on 28 September 2012
Caracas on 28 September 2012

Caracas in Venezuela is the most violent city in the world, according to an annual report by the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security.

The city recorded 3,946 homicides for 2014, or 119.87 homicides per 100,000 residents, according to the annual report.

The below chart by Statista shows a handful of the most violent in the rankings:

The rankings were dominated by Central and Southern American cities, with Cape Town the only city outside these regions to feature in the top ten. This increase was 81.4 per cent in a single year.

San Salvador, in El Salvador, saw the highest uptake in the rankings, the rate rising from 61.21 in 2014 to 111.03 in 2015.

Of the top 50 cities, 32 were South American, 13 were from elsewhere in the Americas, 4 were South African and the other was Kingston, Jamaica.

(H/T Business Insider)

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