Police in Venezuela have long served as instruments of intimidation, not crime prevention (Lio Ramirez/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Q24N (via Insightcrime.org) Venezuela’s capital Caracas has been ranked as the world’s deadliest city for a second year in a row, while Latin America still dominates the annual list with 43 of the 50 most violent urban centers.
According to the yearly ranking by the Citizen’s Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice (Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y la Justicia Penal – CCSPJP), a Mexican non-governmental organization, Caracas was the deadliest city in the world in 2016, with a homicide rate of more than 130 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Venezuela’s capital had overtaken this infamous title in 2015 from Honduras‘ San Pedro Sula, now ranked third after Acapulco, Mexico.
The 2017 report,