Study places Medellín among the world’s most violent cities

Medellín, Cali, Cúcuta, Santa Marta, Pereira and Barranquilla are on the list of the most violent cities in the world, according to results from a study by the Mexican NGO, Security, Justice and Peace. Cali took seventh place for 2012, with 1,819 deaths reported, which translates into a rate of 79,27 percent for every 2,294,653 residents.

Cúcuta is in 22nd place with a rate of 54,29 percent, followed by Medellín in 24th place with 1,175 registered homicides, for a rate of 49,10 percent.

The ranking is determined according to the number of violent deaths relative to the number of residents. At the top of the list is San Pedro Sula (Honduras) with a rate of 169,3 deaths for every 100,000 residents.

The report is aimed at helping people around the world demand the  protection of their rights, property and freedom from their leaders.

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