Numbers in Cities

27 July 2016


a) Most dangerous cities in the world

Dangerous cities of the world (study produced by Mexico City Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice .

The ranking was based on the number of murders per 100, 000 inhabitants for cities with a population of over 300 000.

The top 10 (most number of murders)

Caracas, Venezuela
San Pedro Sulva, Hionduras
San Salvador, El Salvador
Acapulco, Mexico
Maturin, Venezuela
Distrito Central, Honduras
Valencia, Venezuela
Palmira, Columbia
Cape Town, South Africa
Cali, Columbia

Other South African cities:

Durban
Port Elizabeth
Johannesburg

Of the 50 cities in the rankings:

21                  cities are in

8                              “

5                              “

4                              “

4                              “

3                              “

119.87
111.03
108.54
104.73
86.45
73.51
72.31
70.88
65.53
64.27

35.93
35.35
30.31

Brazil

Venezuela

Mexico

USA

Africa

Columbia


b) Numbers from Johannesburg

  • MasterCard’s report  for 2013-2014 on the most visited cities in South Africa.
  • 4.3 million international visitors slept at least one night in Johannesburg.
  • Second most visited city – Cape Town with 1.6 million visitors.
  • Johannesburg voted second most inspiring city in the world by “The Good Magazine”.
  • Johannesburg no longer on the list of the top 50 most dangerous cities in the world.
  • Johannesburg was established in 1886 only, one of the youngest big cities in the world.
Total population in Gauteng:
Johannesburg Metro:
Ekurhuleni :
Tshwane:
West Rand District:
13,156,191
4,767,439
3,416,855
3,140,599
865,329