According to reports by Caracol TV, Ciudad
The most violent cities were ranked as followed: after Ciudad Juarez came San Pedro Sula in Honduras, with 119 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants last year, followed by San Salvador (El Salvador) with 95, Caracas (Venezuela) with 94, Guatemala (Guatemala) with 86, Cali with 73, Tegucigalpa (Honduras) with 69, New Orleans (U.S.) with 69, Medellin with 62 and Cape Town (South Africa) with 60.
“The people of Juarez and
In Medellin, where violence exploded because of ongoing gang warfare, the murder rate went from 871 in 2008 to 1,431 in 2009, a 64% rise. Meanwhile in Cali the murder rate increased from 1,384 in 2008 to 1,615 in 2009, a 16% rise.