Culiacán, Sinaloa leaves the 40 most violent cities in the world


The capital of Sinaloa is the Mexican city that improved the most on the list of the most violent in the world.

On March 7, the Citizen Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice AC published the 2021 edition of the ranking of the 50 most violent cities in the world. In this study, the Mexican organization presented the list of cities with the highest homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants globally.

In the last edition of this ranking, Culiacán was the Mexican city that fell the most places, due to the significant reduction in its homicide rate during 2021. The capital of Sinaloa currently occupies 43rd place on this list, 18 positions lower. than in 2020, when it ranked 25th and more than 30 positions lower than in 2017.

For four consecutive years, Culiacán has improved its position on the list of the most violent cities in the world. In 2017 alone, the capital of Sinaloa ranked 12th, registering a homicide rate of 70.1 per household of 100,000 inhabitants, while in 2021, the same indicator was 34.75, which represents a decrease in said crime of more than 50%.

In 2021, the eight most violent cities in the world were all Mexican: Zamora, Ciudad Obregón, Zacatecas, Tijuana, Celaya, Juárez, Ensenada and Uruapan. Mexico is the country with the highest number of cities in the ranking with 18 out of 50. While in countries like Brazil there are 11, in the United States 7, in South Africa 4, in Colombia 4, in Honduras 2 and there is one from Puerto Rico. , one from Haiti, one from Ecuador, and one from Jamaica.

In its recent history, Culiacán has proven to be a highly resilient city in the face of onslaughts of violence. However, even with this notable improvement, it is an unquestionable reality that it persists and even “normalizes” in all its forms and dimensions in the Sinaloa capital.

Getting out of the list of the 50 most violent cities in the world will be a great first step for Culiacán. One that until a couple of years ago for many people seemed unattainable. There is still a long way to go. One that will undoubtedly have ups and downs. But that also for the first time in a long time, could lead us towards a horizon of greater peace and prosperity.


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