Caracas – the capital of socialist utopia Venezuela where gun control is the most extreme – remains the number one most violent city in the world as measured by deaths per inhabitant.
But there are two new entrants from Obama’s USA into the World’s Top 20 least desirable places to walk the streets:
St. Louis (15th most violent city in the world).
The liberal Maryland General Assembly passed one of the strictest gun laws in the nation in 2013 including a ban on 45 different assault weapons, a strict capacity limit on gun magazines, significantly increasing the licensing requirements for handgun purchasers, and mandatory fingerprinting.
Gun control advocates made sweeping statements about how the legislation would prevent gun violence, reduce the criminal element and save lives. How’s that working out?
Baltimore, Maryland, has long been considered one of the most violent cities in America despite having extremely strict gun laws. How’s that working out?
As Statista’s Nial McCarthy details, out of the world’s 50 most violent cities, 41 are in Latin America including 21 in Brazil.
The majority of the violence in Latin America can be attributed to drug trafficking, gang warfare and political corruption.