Look, we love living in South Africa, but it’s no secret things can get rough out here. A new report by the Mexican Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice shows Cape Town is South Africa’s most violent city, and ranks 9th in the world. Here are some of the findings below. Take it with a pinch of salt though, as wouldn’t rely heavily on information from the Mexican Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. Do you think crime and violence issues are prevalent at our festivals?

Most violent cities in South Africa (murder rate)

City 2013 2014 2015
Cape Town 51.0 60.0 65.5
Durban 32.4 34.7 35.9
Nelson Mandela Bay 35.7 >34.9 35.8
Johannesburg 33.3

 

Most violent cities in South Africa (ranking)

City 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Cape Town 34th 27th 20th 14th 9th
Durban 49th 46th 48th 38th 41st
Nelson Mandela Bay 41st 38th 41st 35th 42nd
Johannesburg 50th 47th

Most violent cities in the world

City Country Homicides Population Rate per 100,000
Caracas Venezuela 3 946 3 291 830 119.87
San Pedro Sula Honduras 885 797 065 111.03
San Salvador El Salvador 1918 1 767 102 108.54
Acapulco Mexico 903 862 176 104.73
Maturin Venezuela 505 584 166 86.45
Central District Honduras 882 1 199 802 73.51
Valencia Venezuela 1125 1 555 739 72.31
Palmira Colombia 216 304 735 70.88
Cape Town South Africa 2451 3 740 026 65.53
Cali Colombia 1523 2 369 821 64.27

 

Source: Businesstech