Monday, August 15, 2016

Top 10 Cities with Highest Murder Rate in the World

Due to accelerating terrorism around the world, no country is free from danger. Violence in the form of homicides, robberies, crimes and murders has become very common. Let’s explore the world’s cities that are highly prone to criminal activities and specifically with reference to Murder rate.
  1. Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis: This tiny Caribbean nation has a high proportion of murders relative to its small population. The total of 17 murders in the capital Basseterre in 2011, the year for which the latest data is available, was up from six the year before.
    • Murder Rate: 131.6 per 100,000 people for the year 2011
  2. Caracas, Venezuela: In the year 2009, the murder rate in Caracas reached to 122 murders.The worst cases of criminal atrocities was faced by the poor barrios as they were attacked by the powerful gangs.These gangs are so strong that they don’t allow police intervention at all. According to VOV report, about 24,000 people were brutally murdered in the year 2013 and no case was filed against any of the murderers.
    • Murder Rate: 122 per 100,000 people for the year 2009
  3. Guatemala City: This country is facing a bad luck and therefore still battling the legacy of ongoing civil war that begins in the year 1960 to 1996. In the year 2012, 99.5 murders were recorded in a national average survey in the span of one week. According to Osac the local officials are often inexperienced and unprepared to deal and tackle the situations.
    • Murder rate: 116.1 per 100,000 people for the year 2010
  4. Belize City: This colony has the Third highest national killing rate in the world, being a one-time British colony. Most of the major homicides occur in the former capital of Belize City, where mostly murders take place due to severe gang violence, particularly on the South side of the country.
    • Murder Rate: 105.1 per 100,000 people for the year 2011
  5. Tegucigalpa, Honduras: This country has the world’s highest homicide rate of 90.4 per 100.000 people in the world. Tegucigalpa is the largest city which records 1,175 murders in 2011.
    • Murder Rate: 102.2 per 100,000 people for the year 2011
  6. Maseru, Lesotho: The Osac report in the year 2014 highlights the prominent endemic poverty, and high unemployment rate that has contributed to increase the crime rate specifically murder cases.
    • Murder Rate: 61.9 per 100,000 people for the year 2009
  7. Cape Town, South Africa: According to the analysis carried out in the year 2012, almost two-third of the murders in the Cape Town happened in 10 of the city’s sixty police precincts. Since the mid 90’s South Africa has halved its murder rate.
    • Murder Rate: 59.9 per 100,000 people for the year 2007
  8. Panama City: According to the reports, the year 2007 marked the beginning of the violent criminal activities leading to 800 murders cases in the year 2009.The murder rate exceeded to 53.1 in the year 2012.
    • Murder Rate: 53.1 per 100,000 people for the year 2012
  9. San Salvador: This Central American country is loaded with strong street gangs. The two biggest gangs are named as: the MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs were involved in criminal activities against each other. But the truce and the union between them helped a lot in bringing down the country’s murder rate.
    • Murder Rate: 52.5 per 100,000 people for the year 2012
  10. Kingston Jamaica: This city ranks number 10 on the list as the murder rate in the year 2011 was 50.3 per 100,000 people. As compared with the previous year’s record, a total of 328 people were victimized to murder in the same year.
    • Murder Rate: 50.3 per 100,0 00 people for the year 2011
Source: The Guardian

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