The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World

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by AMANDA MACIAS AND PAMELA ENGEL

There is a brand new ranking of the world’s most violent cities from Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice.

A full one-third of global homicides occur in Latin America even though the region has just 8% of the world’s population, according to United Nations data.

Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption, and poverty combine to cause the region’s elevated violence.

The council’s ranking includes cities with a population of more than 300,000 and doesn’t count deaths in combat zones or cities with unavailable data, so some dangerous cities might not be represented on the list.

View the entire list on Business Insider’s Website.

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