A ranking of the world's most violent cities by CCSP-JP, a Mexican NGO, reports that Venezuela's capital Caracas had the highest murder rate in the world last year.
It is clear that Latin America is particularly blighted by violence. All but eight of the 50 worst cities on the list are to be found in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Cities from only two countries outside Latin American and the Caribbean occupy places on the list; the United States and South Africa.
It does seem a little shameful that arguably the most modern and developed country in the world, the US, has a very high crime rate that features in discussions regarding the most violent places on earth.
The US is not in the same league as a place like Brazil, as seen in the image above, but it does make the same conversation which should be concerning for US citizens.