Yay USA: We've Only Got One of the Planet's Five "Murder Capitals"


Foreign Policy lists five of the planet's most notably murderous metropoli, with murder rates per 100,000 population ranging from Moscow's 9.6 to Caracas's 130.

Our own New Orleans comes in with FBI stats of 95. (They list Moscow because it's so bad in comparison with most European capitals–but for 2007, our own capital of D.C. had a murder rate of 30.)

On the bright side, the overall U.S. murder rate has fallen since 1991 from 9.8 to 5.6.