10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World
Caracas fares the worst
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2017 7:10 AM CDT
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A view of Caracas, Venezuela.   (Getty/apomares)

(Newser) – Caracas, Venezuela, has the unwanted distinction of being the most dangerous city in the world in a new survey. The report by 24/7 Wall St takes a look at global homicide rates and finds that the city's mix of gang warfare and political unrest puts it at the top of the list. Here are the 10 worst:

  1. Caracas, Venezuela; homicides per 100,000: 130.35
  2. Acapulco, Mexico; 113.24
  3. San Pedro Sula, Honduras; 112.09
  4. Distrito Central, Honduras; 85.09
  5. Victoria, Mexico; 84.67
  6. Maturín, Venezuela; 84.21
  7. San Salvador, El Salvador; 83.39
  8. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela; 82.84
  9. Valencia, Venezuela; 72.02
  10. Natal, Brazil; 69.56
Click for the full rankings, which put the first US city, St. Louis, at No. 14.

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