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It might be a bad idea to go to any of the following cities.

Latin America is dominating the list of Public Security's annual ranking of the world's most violent cities for 2016.

The region's violence is in large part drug related, driven by traffickers and supplemented by gang wars, political instability, and widespread poverty.

These are the cities you might want to stay out of:

 

22. Tijuana, Mexico: 53.06 homicides per 100,000 residents.


 

 

21. Cali, Colombia: 54 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

20. Salvador, Brazil: 54.71 homicides per 100,000 residents. 

 

 

19. Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil: 56.45 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

18. Cumana, Venezuela: 59.31 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

17. Barquisimeto, Venezuela: 59.38 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

16. Vitória da Conquista, Brazil: 60.10 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

15. Feira de Santana, Brazil: 60.23 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

14. St. Louis, USA: 60.37 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

13. Cape Town, South Africa: 60.77 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

12. Aracaju, Brazil: 62.76 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

11. Belém, Brazil: 67.41 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

10. Natal, Brazil: 69.56 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

9. Valencia, Venezuela: 72.02 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

8. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela: 82.84 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

7. San Salvador, El Salvador: 83.39 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

6. Maturin, Venezuela: 84.21 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

5. Ciudad Victoria, Mexico: 84.67 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

4. Distrito Central, Honduras: 85.09 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

3. San Pedro Sula, Honduras: 112.09 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

2. Acapulco, Mexico: 113.24 homicides per 100,000 residents.

 

 

1. Caracas, Venezuela: 130.35 homicides per 100,000 residents.