Caracas is the Anus, 'Murder Capital' of the World
There's little doubt that I detest the capital of Venezuela. Caracas is a sewer pit of humanity that I do my best to avoid, even in a passing flight at cruising altitude. So today's CNN blurb that the city was named the 'murder capital of the world' was far from a shocker.
No surprise Caracas named 'murder capital of world' [source]
Foreign Policy magazine said in September that Caracas tops the list of five murder capitals of the world, with an official tally of 130 homicides per 100,000 residents. The city, which is Venezuela's capital, has about 4 million inhabitants.
At least 510 people were killed in Caracas, Venezuela, in December, giving support to a recent report that called the city the murder capital of the world.
"What's worse, the city's official homicide statistics likely fall short of the mark because they omit prison-related murders as well as deaths that the state never gets around to properly 'categorizing.'
"The numbers also don't count those who died while 'resisting arrest,' suggesting that Caracas' cops—already known for their brutality against student protesters—might be cooking the books," the magazine said.
The United States made the magazine's top five, too, with New Orleans, Louisiana coming in at No. 3. Its murder rate is estimated as 67 per 100,000 by its police department and 95 per 100,000 by the FBI.