New Orleans ranks among areas of the world like Tijuana, Mexico, Cumana, Venezuela and Guatemala City, Guatemala when it comes to how deadly the city has become.
In a new report, Latin American cities (41 out of 50) comprise the most dangerous parts of the world with gang-wars, illegal drug and gun trafficking, political instability and public corruption running amok.
However, four US cities make the list as well and coincidentally, all have been run by Democrats for decades: St. Louis, Missouri, Baltimore, Maryland, Detroit, Michigan and New Orleans, Louisiana.
New Orleans sits as the 32nd most dangerous city in the world and the 4th most dangerous city in the US. Among the parts of the world that New Orleans surpasses in crime and danger? Gran Barcelona, Venezuela, Tijuana, Mexico, Johannesburg, South Africa, Obregon, Mexico and Maracaibo, Venezuela, just to name a few.
In most recent years, violent crime in New Orleans has spiraled out of control with a not-so-efficient police force that has not been able to handle the growing crime problem.
Tourists and residents in the city have been told to walk in large groups of people, as this makes visitors less vulnerable to violent crimes in some of the most dense parts of the city like the French Quarter.
In 2014, while the murder rate dipped down in numbers, violent crime soured. And in 2015, the murder rate increased once again and violent crime did as well. Carjackings and armed robberies increased to some 200 percent when compared to years before.
In an analysis report by the Hayride for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, research found that every year since the massive natural disaster, crime has ticked back up to nearly pre-Katrina levels, when the city was once considered the murder capital of the country.
Interestingly enough, New Olreans has been run by Democratic mayors throughout all of the 21st century so far and most of the 20th century as well.
Cities like Baltimore, Maryland tell a similar story to that of New Orleans.
Mayor Stephanie-Rawlings Blake has become infamous for allowing mass riots to take place (now known as the Baltimore riots) in the city, while violent crime and murder both go unaddressed. Baltimore has been run by Democrats since the late 1960’s.
Here’s the full list of the most dangerous cities in the world: