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These Are The Most Violent Cities In The World

Violence occurs all over the world, but cities and other urban areas have long been linked with the worst of it. So where on Earth is the worst of the worst? From third world towns to major U.S. hubs, here are some of the world’s most violent cities.

After World War II, Los Cabos’ popularity as a destination holiday spot skyrocketed, in large part thanks to the patronage of Hollywood stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and John Wayne. And the 21st century brought this Mexican hotspot another boom in tourism — along with a plea from the U.S. State Department for tourists to exercise increased caution when visiting.

While the Los Cabos Tourism Board has invested millions in increasing security, InSight Crime’s statistics state that the number of murders have nonetheless risen almost 300 percent between 2016 and 2017. That’s triple the national average across the entirety of Baja California Sur, and most of the violence is connected to the surge in organized crime, which can often spill out onto the streets.

And here’s the thing — these crime waves are also incredibly unpredictable. In the summer of 2018, The Guardian was reporting that an increased police presence in the resort town was actually working to decrease instances of crime in the area. But by early 2019, that lull had ended. According to the Citizen Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice:

“Such is the high level of violence and inter-cartel feuding that increasing numbers of high-ranking Mexican drug traffickers are surrendering to US police for protection.”

Worse still, both Los Cabos and nearby La Paz have seen the splintering of cartels and an increase in the number of killings of journalists and human rights activists.

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