|San Pedro Sula, Honduras; World's Most Dangerous City|
|by Tom McGregor||Mon, Apr 1, 2013, 02:01 AM|
First-class globe-trotting travelers should scratch off San Pedro Sula, Honduras from their "Places to Visit" list. The metropolis is the most crime-ridden in the world, as disclosed by 2012 crime statistics.
According to the Daily Mail of London, "the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula has topped a new list of the world's most violent places on earth, where tragedy, brutality and death squad killings run rampant."
In the coffee-exporting country, at least three murders are reported daily, mostly at the hands of violent street gangs and drug cartels, who run the city in a region of lawlessness, poverty and a fractured justice system.
As reported by the Mail, "gunmen have taken control of slums and villages, well aware that the police are ineffective and corrupt."
The Citizen Council for Public Security, Justice and Peace, a Mexico-based think tank, compiled the list of the most violent cities by referring to 2012 crime statistics from the Western Hemisphere.
To read the entire article from the Daily Mail of London, link here:
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