The Mexican Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice recently listed four South African cities among the world’s most dangerous.
Only cities with populations higher than 300,000 were examined in the study, which looked at 50 countries. It also primarily ranked countries based on the number of murders per 100,000 people.
According to the research, Cape Town has the highest number of murders in South Africa, ranking 11th with a murder rate of 62.22 percent per 100,000 inhabitants.
Gqeberha (Nelson Mandela Bay) is ranked 23rd, with a murder rate of 52.3 percent per 100 000 inhabitants.
With a murder rate of 39.98 percent per 100,000 inhabitants, Durban is ranked 35th.
Finally, with a murder rate of 30.8 percent per 100,000 people, Johannesburg is ranked 48th.
Mexico is at the top of the list, having eight of the top ten most dangerous cities.
Zamora, Mexico, is the world’s most dangerous city, with nearly 196 murders per 100,000 residents.
“The data from the Mexican Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice confirms local numbers published by Stats SA and the South African Police Service, in the sense that the four cities mentioned by the council are in South Africa’s most dangerous provinces,” according to Business Tech.