The most violent city in the world is in Mexico

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Mexican Colima, in the western state of the same name, leads with < strong>181.94 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants the '2022 Ranking of the 50 Most Violent Cities in the World', presented this Monday by the Citizens' Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

“By For the sixth consecutive year, a Mexican city is the most violent in the world. In 2022, the most violent Mexican city in the world was Colima,” said José Antonio Ortega, president of the organization, in a virtual conference.

In 2022, nine of the 10 most violent cities The most violent women in the world were Mexican: Colima, Zamora, Ciudad Obregón, Zacatecas, Tijuana, Celaya, Uruapan, Juárez and Acapulco.

In this sense, Ortega highlighted the importance of that “Mexico is the country with the highest number of violent cities”, with 17 of 50 cities with 300,000 inhabitants in the most recent report.

< p>In the top 10 most violent cities, New Orleans, in the United States was also added, and at least four cities in Venezuela were not included “due to lack of information ;not minimally reliable”.

“AlthoughVenezuela is the most extreme case of opacity in information on criminal incidents, there are setbacks in countries like Brazil and even in the United States,” said Leonardo García, national coordinator of Misión; n Rescate México.

Violent wave in Mexico

Mexico recorded 30,968 homicides in 2022, 7.1% less than in 2021, when 33,308 crimes of this type were registered and after the two most violent years in its history, under the mandate of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with 34,690 murder victims, in 2019, and 34,554, in 2020.

Included in the 2021 classification, they left the list last year Culiacán and Guadalajara, the Brazilian cities of Caruaru and the American St. Louis.

Meanwhile, in 2022 the Colombian cities of Cartagena and Santa Marta, the American Cleveland and the Mexican San Luis Potosí entered. ;.

Of the 50 cities on the 2022 list, 17 are located in Mexico; in Brazil, 10; in the United States, 7; in Colombia, 6; in South Africa, 4; in Honduras, 2, and one each in Puerto Rico, Haiti, Ecuador, and Jamaica, respectively.

The report, criticized by Mexican authorities in the past, analyzes violence in cities with the most It has 300,000 inhabitants and without an “open war conflict”, and it has been running for 15 consecutive editions since 2009.

The Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice defends that this is an instrument that will be able to play. This will serve to take action.

Mexico is the result of failed policies applied so far this century and has consisted of tolerating the violence of the criminal groups and the very existence of their private militias that challenge the state's monopoly on violence,” Garcia said.