List of cities by homicide rate

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Tijuana, Mexico, the city with the highest per capita homicide rate in the world
Cape Town, South Africa has the highest homicide rate by death toll
Caracas, Venezuela, the city with the highest homicide rate in South America

The following article is a list of cities sorted by homicide rates in the world. The homicide rate of a city is an imprecise tool for comparison, as the population within city borders may not best represent an urban or metropolitan area with varying rates in different areas.

Rankings (2019)

The following 50 cities have the highest homicide rates in the world of all cities not at war, with a population of at least 300,000 people, and all relevant data available online.[1][2]

This list reproduces the lists in the two cited sources, and does not incorporate data from other sources.

Rank City Country Homicides
(2019)
Population
(2019)
Homicides
per 100,000
per year
1 Tijuana  Mexico 2,367 1,763,197 134.24
2 Juárez  Mexico 1,522 1,455,923 104.54
3 Uruapan  Mexico 301 351,823 85.54
4 Irapuato  Mexico 723 895,515 80.74
5 Obregón  Mexico 281 348,154 80.72
6 Caracas  Venezuela 2,134 2,858,933 74.65
7 Acapulco  Mexico 600 837,914 71.61
8 Cape Town  South Africa 3,065 4,488,545 68.28
9 St. Louis  United States 194 300,576 64.54
10 Vitória da Conquista  Brazil 205 341,597 60.01
11 Baltimore  United States 348 593,490 58.64
12 Ciudad Guayana  Venezuela 462 799,255 57.80
13 Kingston  Jamaica 680 1,180,771 57.59
14 Feira de Santana  Brazil 349 614,872 56.76
15 San Pedro Sula  Honduras 436 789,645 55.21
16 San Juan  United States 172 318,441 54.01
17 Ensenada  Mexico 275 527,584 52.12
18 Ciudad Bolívar  Venezuela 189 370,627 51.01
19 Cuernavaca  Mexico 470 923,274 50.91
20 Celaya  Mexico 262 526,166 49.87
21 Culiacan  Mexico 472 955,340 49.41
22 Natal  Brazil 645 1,334,817 48.32
23 Salvador, Bahia  Brazil 1,657 3,490,792 47.47
24 Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth)  South Africa 553 1,207,485 45.80
25 Cancún  Mexico 376 825,647 45.54
26 Cali  Colombia 1,176 2,599,468 45.24
27 Rio Branco  Brazil 183 407,319 44.93
28 Caruaru  Brazil 160 361,118 44.31
29 Guatemala City  Guatemala 1,420 3,265,546 43.48
30 Zacatecas  Mexico 151 351,397 42.95
31 Barquisimeto  Venezuela 489 1,161,709 42.11
32 Chihuahua  Mexico 391 937,233 41.70
33 Distrito Central (Tegucigalpa)  Honduras 516 1,259,646 40.96
34 Detroit  United States 273 670,031 40.74
35 Durban  South Africa 1,577 3,890,001 40.54
36 Manaus  Brazil 878 2,182,763 40.22
37 Palmira  Colombia 124 312,507 39.68
38 Morelia  Mexico 325 819,361 39.65
39 Ciudad Victoria  Mexico 139 363,577 38.27
40 Guadalajara  Mexico 1,932 5,073,583 38.07
41 Reynosa  Mexico 248 679,229 36.57
42 Johannesburg  South Africa 2,078 5,738,536 36.21
43 Minatitlán  Mexico 132 369,213 35.75
44 Cúcuta  Colombia 303 852,014 35.56
45 Recife  Brazil 1,422 3,999,817 35.55
46 Valencia  Venezuela 486 1,371,267 35.41
47 León  Mexico 697 1,987,335 35.07
48 Maturin  Venezuela 184 526,243 34.98
49 Fortaleza  Brazil 1,365 3,959,923 34.47
50 Maceió  Brazil 347 1,018,948 34.05


By country

Number of cities by country represented in the table
Country No. of cities
 Mexico 19
 Brazil 10
 Venezuela 6
 South Africa 4
 United States 4
 Colombia 3
 Honduras 2
 Jamaica 1
 Guatemala 1

Other statistics

City Country Homicides Population Homicides per 100,000 Year
Fresnillo  Mexico 486 240,532 202.05 2021[3]
Zamora  Mexico 447 227,331 196.63 2021[3][4]
Obregón  Mexico 592 380,000 155.77 2021[4]
Los Cabos  Mexico 397 351,111 113.00 2022[5]
Ensenada  Mexico 374 341,000 109.67 2021[3]
Tijuana  Mexico 2,124 2,181,000 97.39 2021[6]
Irapuato  Mexico 823 866,370 94.99 2021[7]
Ciudad Juárez  Mexico 1,455 1,540,000 94.48 2021[6]
St. Louis  United States 264 300,576 87.83 2021[7]
Petersburg  United States 24 33,428 76.90 2020[8]
Uruapan  Mexico 259 356,786 72.59 2021[7]
Flint  United States 57 80,628 70.70 2021[9]
Ciudad Bolívar  Venezuela 264 382,095 69.09 2018[10]
Fortaleza  Brazil 1,808 2,687,000 67.27 2021[6]
Belém  Brazil 1,627 2,491,052 65.31 2018[10]
Cancún  Mexico 547 848,465 64.47 2018[10]
Celaya  Mexico 444 690,000 64.35 2021[3]
Kingston  Jamaica 798 1,243,000 64.17 2021[11]
Cape Town  South Africa 2,947 4,604,986 64.00 2021[7]
Natal  Brazil 569 896,708 63.45 2021[6]
Cumaná  Venezuela 225 360,436 62.42 2021[7]
Mossoró  Brazil 187 300,618 62.21 2021[7]
Ciudad Guayana  Venezuela 471 758,490 62.10 2021[7]
Salvador  Brazil 1,789 2,886,698 61.97 2021[6]
Feira de Santana  Brazil 382 624,107 61.21 2021[12]
Culiacan  Mexico 511 856,000 59.70 2021[3]
León  Mexico 1,097 1,849,000 59.33 2021[6]
Zacatecas  Mexico 214 361,347 59.22 2021[7]
Baltimore  United States 338 576,498 58.60 2021[13]
Morelia  Mexico 488 849,053 57.48 2021[3]
Pine Bluff  United States 23 40,951 56.50 2020[8]
Port Moresby  Papua New Guinea 137 254,200 54.00 2022[14]
Valencia  Venezuela 448 834,000 53.72 2020[15]
Acapulco  Mexico 529 992,000 53.33 2021[3]
Caracas  Venezuela 1,417 2,682,801 52.82 2021[7]
Vitória da Conquista  Brazil 179 341,128 52.47 2021[7]
New Orleans  United States 202 390,144 51.78 2021[7]
Nelson Mandela Bay  South Africa 621 1,213,060 51.19 2021[7]
Maturin  Venezuela 254 497,723 51.03 2021[7]
San Salvador  El Salvador 906 1,800,336 50.32 2018[10]
Saginaw  United States 24 44,058 50.20 2020[8]
Birmingham  United States 98 197,575 49.60 2021[9]
Aracaju  Brazil 463 949,342 48.77 2018[10]
Memphis  United States 306 628,127 48.70 2021[16]
Cuernavaca  Mexico 436 896,688 48.62 2021[7]
Coatzacoalcos  Mexico 162 335,077 48.35 2018[10]
Trenton  United States 40 90,662 48.20 2020[8]
Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 3,245 6,748,000 48.09 2022[14]
Palmira  Colombia 149 310,608 47.97 2018[10]
Detroit  United States 303 632,568 47.90 2021[16]
Macapá  Brazil 233 493,634 47.20 2018[10]
Harrisburg  United States 23 50,069 46.70 2020[8]
Manaus  Brazil 1,072 2,302,000 46.57 2021[6]
Baton Rouge  United States 102 224,480 46.50 2020[8]
Campos dos Goytacazes  Brazil 233 503,424 46.28 2018[10]
Wilmington  United States 32 70,750 45.23 2021[9]
Tepic  Mexico 230 512,387 44.89 2018[10]
Riviera Beach  United States 16 37,600 44.70 2020[8]
Cali  Colombia 1,241 2,810,000 44.16 2021[6]
Cleveland  United States 162 367,991 44.02 2021[9]
Guatemala City  Guatemala 1,411 3,226,974 43.73 2018[10]
Durban  South Africa 1,727 3,981,205 43.38 2021[7]
Rio Branco  Brazil 173 413,418 41.85 2021[7]
Reynosa  Mexico 295 711,130 41.48 2018[10]
João Pessoa  Brazil 460 1,112,304 41.36 2018[10]
Alexandria  United States 19 45,229 41.30 2020[8]
San Pedro Sula  Honduras 330 801,259 41.19 2021[7]
Colima  Mexico 135 328,471 41.10 2021[7]
Monroe  United States 19 47,663 40.30 2020[8]
Maceió  Brazil 404 1,025,360 39.40 2021[7]
Port-au-Prince  Haiti 387 987,310 39.22 2021[11]
San Juan  Puerto Rico 126 326,953 38.57 2021[11]
Guadalajara  Mexico 529 1,385,629 38.18 2021[3]
Pretoria  South Africa 282 741,651 38.00 2022[14]
Chihuahua  Mexico 408 1,076,000 37.92 2021[3]
Johannesburg  South Africa 2,223 5,866,550 37.90 2022[14]
Cúcuta  Colombia 325 861,000 37.75 2021[7]
Tegucigalpa  Honduras 481 1,276,738 37.67 2021[6]
Shreveport  United States 69 184,021 37.50 2021[9]
Barquisimeto  Venezuela 402 1,095,161 36.71 2021[7]
Recife  Brazil 1,521 4,175,000 36.43 2021[6]
Caruaru  Brazil 133 365,278 36.41 2021[7]
Mexicali  Mexico 415 1,140,000 36.40 2021[3]
Portsmouth  United States 34 98,015 36.10 2020[8]
Philadelphia  United States 563 1,576,000 35.70 2021[13]
Ciudad Victoria  Mexico 124 349,688 35.46 2021[7]
Richmond (VA)  United States 81 226,604 35.75 2021[9]
Rochester  United States 76 210,606 35.14 2021[9]
Teresina  Brazil 302 868,075 34.79 2021[7]
Minatitlán  Mexico 109 314,348 34.67 2021[7]
Milwaukee  United States 195 569,330 34.30 2021[16]
Dayton  United States 46 138,060 32.80 2020[8]
North Charleston  United States 38 115,771 32.30 2020[8]
Atlanta  United States 159 496,461 32.00 2021[16]
Washington  United States 227 712,816 31.85 2021[17]
San Bernardino  United States 68 221,784 31.40 2020[8]
Florence  United States 12 39,919 31.10 2020[8]
Oakland  United States 134 433,823 30.90 2021[13]
Kankakee  United States 8 24,127 30.90 2020[8]
Kansas City  United States 156 508,394 30.70 2021[16]
Louisville  United States 192 628,594 30.50 2021[16]
North Little Rock  United States 20 64,665 30.20 2020[8]
Chicago  United States 798 2,697,000 29.60 2021[13]
Little Rock  United States 59 201,998 29.21 2021[9]
Cincinnati  United States 87 308,935 28.16 2021[9]
South Bend  United States 28 103,527 27.40 2020[8]
Indianapolis  United States 239 882,039 27.10 2021[16]
Danville  United States 8 29,097 26.50 2020[8]
Douglasville  United States 9 34,807 26.20 2020[8]
Warren  United States 10 39,097 26.00 2020[8]
Hartford  United States 31 120,576 25.71 2021[9]
Sumter  United States 10 43,342 25.30 2020[8]
Hallandale Beach  United States 10 41,091 24.90 2020[8]
Dania Beach  United States 8 31,701 24.60 2020[8]
Rocky Mount  United States 13 54,248 24.30 2020[8]
Atlantic City  United States 9 38,430 24.00 2020[8]
Hazelwood  United States 6 25,455 24.00 2020[8]
Miami Gardens  United States 26 109,792 23.64 2019[18]
Las Vegas  United States 152 646,790 23.50 2021[16]
Dover  United States 9 39,554 23.40 2020[8]
Peoria  United States 25 110,507 22.53 2019[18]
Columbus (OH)  United States 203 906,528 22.40 2021[16]
Toledo  United States 60 268,508 22.35 2021[9]
Minneapolis  United States 94 425,336 22.10 2021[16]
Columbia  United States 29 132,165 21.68 2019[18]
Akron  United States 41 189,347 21.65 2021[9]
Albuquerque  United States 120 562,599 21.30 2021[16]
Savannah  United States 31 147,088 21.08 2021[9]
Columbus (GA)  United States 41 196,074 20.94 2019[18]
Tuscaloosa  United States 21 101,897 20.77 2019[18]
Houston  United States 464 2,288,000 20.30 2021[16]
Montgomery  United States 37 197,977 18.54 2019[18]
Newark  United States 56 307,220 18.23 2021[9]
Chattanooga  United States 33 182,828 18.15 2019[18]
New Haven  United States 24 135,081 17.77 2021[9]
Buffalo  United States 49 276,807 17.70 2021[9]
Augusta  United States 35 198,014 17.69 2019[18]
Tucson  United States 93 543,242 17.10 2021[13]
High Point  United States 19 113,063 16.77 2019[18]
Dallas  United States 212 1,288,000 16.50 2021[16]
Shreveport  United States 17 103,353 16.45 2021[9]
Greensboro  United States 49 298,263 16.43 2021[9]
Beaumont  United States 19 116,421 16.03 2019[18]
Richmond (CA)  United States 17 110,150 15.38 2019[18]
West Palm Beach  United States 17 112,028 15.07 2019[18]
Norfolk  United States 36 243,581 14.83 2019[18]
Bakersfield  United States 60 407,615 14.70 2021[13]
Nashville  United States 99 692,587 14.60 2021[16]
Pittsburgh  United States 43 300,431 14.31 2021[9]
Tulsa  United States 59 411,401 14.30 2021[16]
Albany  United States 14 98,617 14.20 2021[9]
Denver  United States 100 711,463 14.10 2021[16]
Durham  United States 39 285,527 13.66 2021[9]
Newport News  United States 24 179,736 13.53 2019[18]
Jacksonville  United States 128 954,614 13.40 2021[13]
Paterson  United States 19 145,234 13.08 2019[18]
Fresno  United States 71 544,510 13.00 2021[13]
Springfield  United States 20 153,404 12.96 2019[18]
Portland  United States 83 641,162 12.90 2021[16]
Fayetteville  United States 27 212,093 12.76 2019[18]
Fort Worth  United States 118 935,508 12.60 2021[16]
Syracuse  United States 18 146,103 12.32 2021[9]
Phoenix  United States 198 1,625,000 12.20 2021[13]
Oklahoma City  United States 82 687,725 11.90 2021[16]
Bridgeport  United States 17 144,556 11.73 2019[18]
Knoxville  United States 22 187,532 11.66 2019[18]
San Antonio  United States 168 1,452,000 11.60 2021[16]
Fort Lauderdale  United States 21 182,937 11.37 2019[18]
Hampton  United States 15 135,048 11.26 2019[18]
Charlotte  United States 98 879,709 11.10 2021[16]
Providence  United States 21 189,692 11.07 2021[9]
Sacramento  United States 57 525,041 10.90 2021[13]
Fort Wayne  United States 29 265,974 10.90 2021[9]
Miami  United States 47 439,890 10.70 2021[13]
Los Angeles  United States 396 3,849,000 10.30 2021[13]
Lexington  United States 33 321,793 10.26 2021[9]
Aurora  United States 39 389,347 10.02 2021[9]
Mexico City  Mexico 917 9,209,944 9.96 2021[6]
Stockton  United States 32 322,120 9.93 2021[9]
Tampa  United States 36 387,050 9.30 2021[9]
Charleston  United States 14 151,612 9.23 2021[9]
Winston-Salem  United States 23 250,320 9.19 2021[9]
Austin  United States 79 964,177 8.20 2021[16]
Long Beach  United States 37 456,062 8.10 2021[13]
Salt Lake City  United States 16 200,478 7.98 2021[9]
Colorado Springs  United States 38 483,956 7.90 2021[16]
Orlando  United States 22 309,154 7.12 2021[9]
San Francisco  United States 56 815,201 6.90 2021[13]
Omaha  United States 32 487,300 6.60 2021[13]
Thunder Bay  Canada 7 108,843 6.35 2020[19]
Honolulu  United States 21 345,510 6.08 2021[9]
New York  United States 491 8,468,000 5.80 2021[13]
Wichita  United States 23 395,699 5.80 2021[16]
Regina  Canada 13 226,404 5.67 2021[20]
Seattle  United States 41 733,919 5.60 2021[16]
Tallinn  Estonia 24 441,000 5.50 2019[21]
Boston  United States 36 654,776 5.50 2021[16]
Raleigh  United States 26 469,124 5.50 2021[16]
Kaunas  Lithuania 21 383,764 5.40 2017[22]
Spokane  United States 12 229,071 5.24 2021[9]
Glasgow  Scotland 32 627,479 5.10 2019[21]
Mesa  United States 25 509,475 4.90 2021[16]
Arlington  United States 19 392,786 4.80 2021[16]
Vilnius  Lithuania 25 538,000 4.70 2019[21]
San Diego  United States 63 1,382,000 4.60 2021[16]
El Paso  United States 30 678,415 4.40 2021[16]
Moscow  Russia 512 12,200,000 4.20 2019[21]
Klaipėda  Lithuania 7 172,272 3.90 2017[22]
Marseille  France 30 860,000 3.50 2017[22]
Podgorica  Montenegro 7 200,000 3.50 2019[21]
Belfast  Northern Ireland 11 345,418 3.30 2019[21]
Riga  Latvia 23 632,614 3.30 2019[21]
Kiev  Ukraine 95 2,973,000 3.20 2019[21]
San Jose  United States 31 983,489 3.20 2021[13]
Virginia Beach  United States 14 457,672 3.10 2021[16]
Zürich  Switzerland 13 434,335 3.00 2019[21]
Debrecen  Hungary 6 202,000 3.00 2017[22]
Brussels  Belgium 31 1,208,542 2.80 2019[21]
Lincoln  United States 8 292,657 2.73 2021[9]
Celje  Slovenia 1 38,000 2.60 2017[22]
Amsterdam  Netherlands 16 844,947 2.20 2017[22]
Tampere  Finland 5 236,000 2.20 2017[22]
Chandler  United States 6 279,458 2.15 2021[9]
Manchester  United Kingdom 11 553,230 2.00 2022[23]
Birmingham  United Kingdom 21 1,149,000 1.84 2022[23]
Istanbul  Turkey 282 15,460,000 1.81 2019[24]
Plano  United States 5 288,253 1.73 2021[9]
Toronto  Canada 48 2,990,856 1.62 2020[19]
McKinney  United States 3 202,690 1.48 2021[9]
Chula Vista  United States 4 277,220 1.44 2021[9]
London  United Kingdom 124 9,046,000 1.38 2022[25][23]
Sheffield  United Kingdom 8 584,028 1.34 2022[23]
Leeds  United Kingdom 10 792,525 1.24 2022[23]
Bradford  United Kingdom 7 536,986 1.24 2022[23]
Liverpool  United Kingdom 6 496,784 1.19 2022[23]
Montreal  Canada 20 1,762,949 1.11 2021[20]
Budapest  Hungary 15 1,764,000 0.85 2019[26]
Sunderland  United Kingdom 3 344,000 0.75 2022[23]
Newcastle  United Kingdom 2 300,200 0.75 2022[23]
Glendale  United States 1 192,366 0.52 2021[9]

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