“Socalj” for Borderland Beat

Although the homicide rate in Mexico for 2022 decreased by 7.1% compared to 2021 (from 33,308 to 30,968), it was not enough for the levels of crime in the nation to present a significant reduction compared to other countries.

This list consists of cities with over 300,000 people that are not currently involved in recognized armed conflicts, such as Syria, Sudan, or Yemen. Rated on the number of homicides per capita of 100,000 residents of the city.

Of the Top 10 places, 9 cities are in Mexico. Most of them are located in the north of the country and along the Pacific coast.

Colima (Colima)

Zamora (Michoacán)

Ciudad Obregón (Sonora)

Zacatecas (Zacatecas)

Tijuana (Baja California)

Celaya (Guanajuato)

Uruapan (Michoacán)

Juárez (Chihuahua)

Acapulco (Guerrero)

New Orleans, Louisiana sits at number 8 as the sole city outside of Mexico in the top 10.

The rest of the list includes Mexico with the largest number of cities (17 in total) followed by Brazil (10), the United States (7), Colombia (6), South Africa (4), Honduras (2), Puerto Rico (1), Haiti (1), Ecuador (1) and Jamaica (1).