Ciudad Juarez is selected for the second consecutive year as the world's most dangerous.
Ciudad Juarez, Chih - Ciudad Juarez on the border with the United States ranked second consecutive year as the world's most violent city, according to the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice, a nongovernmental entity.
It said last year it reported 191 homicides per 100,000 population in Ciudad Juarez, home to 1.4 million people, and 100 kidnappings for every half million inhabitants.
Ciudad Juarez, the second largest in the state of Chihuahua, bordering Texas, surpassed in violence other cities like San Pedro Sula (Honduras), San Salvador (El Salvador), Caracas (Venezuela), Guatemala City (Guatemala), New Orleans (USA), Medellin (Colombia) and Cape Town (South Africa).
The president of the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice, José Antonio Ortega, in disclosing the list, estimated that the federal government's strategy to combat criminal organizations has "failed."