Kingston, Jamaica Ranked 16th Most Violent City in the World

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Aerial View of Kingston Jamaica, Cr. LoopJamaica

Kingston, Jamaica has been ranked as the 16th Most Violent City in the World based on crime data from 2017, analyzed by the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice. The Council annually ranks the 50 most dangerous cities globally based on homicides per inhabitants.

Last year, Kingston had 705 murders according to the Citizen Council; that is a rate of 59.7 per every 100 thousand inhabitants. The city is home to an estimated 700,000.

Jamaica has seen over 210 murders already for 2018.

The 10th annual ranking was released this week and measures murder rates in cities with more than 300,000 people. Los Cabos, Mexico was listed as the most dangerous city globally.

Here is the list of the 50 most dangerous cities of the world:

1. Los Cabos, Mexico

2. Caracas, Venezuela

3. Acapulco, Mexico

4. Natal, Brazil

5. Tijuana, Mexico

6. La Paz, Mexico

7. Fortaleza, Brazil

8. Victoria, Mexico

9. Guayana, Brazil

10. Belém, Brazil

11. Vitória da Conquista, Brazil

12. Culiacán, Mexico

13. St Louis, United States

14. Maceió, Brazil

15. Cape Town, South Africa

16. Kingston, Jamaica

17. San Salvador, El Salvador

18. Aracaju, Brazil

19. Feira de Santana, Brazil

20. Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

21. Baltimore, United States

22. Recife, Brazil

23. Maturín, Venezuela

24. Guatemala, Guatemala

25. Salvador, Brazil

26. San Pedro Sula, Honduras

27. Valencia, Venezuela

28. Cali, Colombia

29. Chihuahua, Mexico

30. João Pessoa, Brazil

31. Obregón, Mexico

32. San Juan, Puerto Rico

33. Barquisimeto, Venezuela

34. Manaus, Brazil

35. Distrito Central, Honduras

36. Tepic, Mexico

37. Palmira, Colombia

38. Reynosa, Mexico

39. Porto Alegre, Brazil

40. Macapá, Brazil

41. New Orleans, United States

42. Detroit, United States

43. Mazatlán, Mexico

44. Durban, South Africa

45. Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil

46. Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa

47. Campina Grande, Brazil

48. Teresina, Brazil

49. Vitória, Brazil

50. Cúcuta, Colombia

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