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View Poll Results: What is the absolute most hellish city in the world?
Baghdad, Iraq 9 8.65%
Beirut, Lebanon 0 0%
Kabul, Afghanistan 8 7.69%
Mogadishu, Somalia 44 42.31%
Belfast, Northern Ireland 8 7.69%
Sarajevo, Bosnia 0 0%
Bogota/Medellin, Colombia 0 0%
Tijuana, Mexico 2 1.92%
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico 7 6.73%
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories 3 2.88%
Johannesburg, South Africa 4 3.85%
Port au Prince, Haiti 7 6.73%
Mexico City 3 2.88%
Cairo, Egypt 1 0.96%
Lagos, Nigeria 8 7.69%
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:25 PM
 
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Medellín seems to have gotten a lot safer in the last decade or so after a severe crackdown on the drug cartels. Though some of the poor neighbourhoods are still no-go zones, homicides has fallen 95%.
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:56 PM
 
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Does that include metropolitan Bogota? Because when you include he Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia etc. metro areas their murder rates don't break 10/100,000. In America the poorest areas aren't in the city center but often, the vast majority live outside the city center. For example Atlanta has a population of 500,000 people but its metropolitan area is 6 million people. Memphis on the other hand has 600,000 people and its metropolitan area is slightly over 1 million. New Orleans is similar. So Memphis is actually the most dangerous city in America and has a murder rate of 13/100,000 people.
https://lawstreetmedia.com/blogs/cri...s-metro-areas/
https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s...tables/table-6
From that table only five American cities have a higher murder rate, and three of them are in Puerto Rico. Pine Bluff is the most dangerous area in the 50 states with 20/100,000 followed b New Orleans with 17/100,000.
As far as I'm aware Bogota doesn't have an official metropolitan area. Also Bogota is one of the densest cities in the world (top 10 I believe) so there's no sprawling urban agglomeration suburbia and agglomerated satellite towns as in the US.

The statistics only take into account the 20 localities (district divisions) that make up Bogota. Only one separate town is fully conurbated with Bogota, which is the poor-low working class town of Soacha and even Soacha despite its poverty and social issues registered 14.9 per 100k.


Source: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego...de_Bogot%C3%A1

Finally if we were to take Bogota's satellite towns into account, we're talking about one of the safest places in the Americas therefore the violent crime rate will reduce significantly as well. Towns like Chia, Cota, Sopo and others have violent crime nearly at developed country levels. Tunja which is the nearest city of significant size within Bogota's sphere of influence registered a homicide rate of 3 per 100k up from 2 per 100k in 2015.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:10 PM
 
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With the exception of Damascus, Kabul, Baghdad, and Mogadishu which are cities curriently suffering because of war, I don't really think any of the cities on the list deserve to be on the list.

-Mexico city is amazing, hardly a dangerous place considering its magnitude.

-Sarajevo is a colorful city with a colorful culture, hardly hell on earth (it's not 1992)

-MEdellin and Bogota are far apart (nine hours away) so its not one city, plus they're pretty ok cities with modern infrastructure and becoming developed very fast. (it's not the 80's)

-Belfast? (it's not the 70's)
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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-Sarajevo is a colorful city with a colorful culture, hardly hell on earth (it's not 1992)

I don't think there's much going on in Sarajevo actually.
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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As far as I'm aware Bogota doesn't have an official metropolitan area. Also Bogota is one of the densest cities in the world (top 10 I believe) so there's no sprawling urban agglomeration suburbia and agglomerated satellite towns as in the US.

The statistics only take into account the 20 localities (district divisions) that make up Bogota. Only one separate town is fully conurbated with Bogota, which is the poor-low working class town of Soacha and even Soacha despite its poverty and social issues registered 14.9 per 100k.


Source: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego...de_Bogot%C3%A1

Finally if we were to take Bogota's satellite towns into account, we're talking about one of the safest places in the Americas therefore the violent crime rate will reduce significantly as well. Towns like Chia, Cota, Sopo and others have violent crime nearly at developed country levels. Tunja which is the nearest city of significant size within Bogota's sphere of influence registered a homicide rate of 3 per 100k up from 2 per 100k in 2015.
Thanks, I just wanted to say, that American cities often get in a bad light especially when the vast majority of them don't break 10/100,000 in their greater metro areas. Only a few of the southern cities truly deserve their bad reputation. Also like I was saying Bogota is probably in a similar situation as Lagos, it is probably one of the best cities in it's country but for some reason gets put as the poster child for these lists even though their are smaller cities in it's own country more dangerous than it.
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