The World's Most Dangerous Cities?
The world's most dangerous cities, according to CNN: Karachi, Caracas, Baghdad, Cape Town, Moscow. And Detroit?
CNN explains its methodology:
Cited from data collected by Mercer's latest global report on personal safety and Foreign Policy magazine's most recent report on murder rates, as well as reports by Forbes and security watchdog Citizen's Council for Public Security (CCSP), we have compiled a list of those considered among the most dangerous.
On April 6, Detroit's police chief, Warren Evans, reported that homicides fell 25% in the first quarter of 2010 compared with the same period last year. Hours later, however, came sobering news: Five men had been shot, four of them fatally, and police found another man in a burning car, the Detroit News reported.
On Tuesday, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing presented a $2.9 billion budget that would enable the city to hire 50 new police officers each quarter, starting in July. The police force has been decimated in recent years by budget cuts and retirements. City Councilman Gary Brown, a former top police department official, warned of Bing's proposed hires, “That's nowhere near the number of police officers we need to attract businesses and people to the city.”