http://www.***************/news/article-3419140/The-50-violent-cities-world-revealed-21-Brazil.html Latin America is home to 41 of the 50 most dangerous cities in the world Caracas in Venezuela is now the most violent, according to homicide rate Took the top spot from San Pedro Sula, in Honduras, now in second place Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability and corruption are blamed U.S. cities St Louis, Baltimore, Detroit and New Orleans are also named The 50 most dangerous cities in the world have been named and shamed, and an astonishing 21 of them are in Brazil. Latin America features highly in the ranking, released by Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, as it is home to some 41 of the cities listed. Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption and poverty are to blame for the high homicide rates across the region, which has just 8 per cent of the world’s population, according to UN data. But the list doesn't just include Latin America, with U.S. cities St Louis, Baltimore, Detroit and New Orleans also featuring.