50 most violent cities in the world

Cape Town is the world’s 13th most violent city and the murder capital of South Africa, according to a ranking compiled by Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice.

This is an improvement on last year when it cracked the top 10.

Nelson Mandela Bay ranks as the 43rd most violent city on Earth while Durban is ranked 50th.

Johannesburg’s murder rate dropped to 29.4 murders (from 33.3) per 100 000 taking it out of the top 50 (from 47th last year).

The 10 most violent cities in the world:

  • Caracas (Venezuela)

  • Acapulco (Mexico)

  • San Pedro Sula (Honduras)

  • Central District (Honduras)

  • Victoria (Mexico)

  • Maturin (Venezuela)

  • San Salvador (El Salvador)

  • Guayana (Venezuela)

  • Valencia (Venezuela)

  • Natal (Brazil)

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