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The 20 Most Dangerous Cities in the World

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24/7 Wall St. is back with their most “Dangerous Cities in the World” list, according to murder rates.

Using reports obtained from El Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y la Justicia Penal (The Citizen Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice), a Mexico City-based advocacy group, the data looks at cities with the highest murder rates.

The data focuses on cities with populations greater than 300,000, located outside of war zones.

According to 24/7 Wall St., the main “culprits of the high murder rates were street-level gangs and splinter groups of major drug cartels engaged in urban turf battles, kidnappings, armed robberies, and revenge killings.”

So, without further adieu here is 24/7 Wall St.’s list of the top 20 cities in the world you may want to exercise caution when traveling to.

1. Tijuana, Mexico
2. Acapulco, Mexico
3. Caracas, Venezuela
4. Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
5. Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
6. Irapuato, Mexico
7. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
8. Natal, Brazil
9. Fortaleza, Brazil
10. Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
11. Cape Town, South Africa
12. Belém, Brazil
13. Cancún, Mexico
14. Feira de Santana, Brazil
15. St. Louis, USA
16. Culiacán, Mexico
17. Barquisimeto, Venezuela
18. Uruapan, Mexico
19. Kingston, Jamaica
20. Ciudad Obregón, Mexico

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