Latin America has the sad title of being the region that hosts the largest number of most violent cities in the world.
It is certified by the latest report of the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice (CCSPJP), a Mexican civil organization that each year produces a list of the 50 most violent cities in the world.
Their results are taken as reference by both media and international organizations.
In 2017 Mexico lived the bloodiest year of the last 20 years, exceeding 23,000 intentional homicides, according to data from the Ministry of the Interior.
To prepare the list, the CCSPJP uses a simple methodology, comparing the number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.
They also include only those cities that exceed 300,000 inhabitants and compute only intentional homicides or