Southern border city Tijuana most violent in world: Report

The most violent city in the world is in United States reveals a report released by the Mexican nonprofit group Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice.

Southern border city of Tijuana was the most violent in 2018 and top five lists includes four cities from Mexico in the report that is based on using average number of homicides per 100,000 residents.

Last year there were 138 killings per 100,000 residents in Tijuana, which is the border city and local gangs battle over drug market. Beach resort of Acapulco recorded killings of 111 residents per 100,000 and ranks second. In the third place was Venezuelan capital city Caracas with 100 killings per 100,000 people.

Currently Caracas is suffering from economy and political crisis amid hyperinflation and shortages of medicines and food as well. Opposition leader Juan Guaido blames President Nicolas Maduro and his socialist policies for the condition.

In recent years about three millionn Venezuelans have fled the country and 30 percent of those have taken refuge in Colombia.

Meanwhile, Colombian authorities claim about 1,000 Venezuelan security forces members too have fled the country.

The other two cities in the top five list are Mexico’s Ciudad Victoria in Tamaulipas and Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua with 86 and 85 killings per 100,000 residents respectively.

Paul Linus