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Baltimore the record-setter

Whichever way you look at it, Baltimore (pictured) is up there with the rest of the world’s murder capitals.

Particularly those of central America, many of whose citizens are now keenly trying to get into the US.

According to the latest available figures from the World Bank, El Salvador’s murder rate is more than 80 per 100,000 people; Honduras has 38; and Guatemala’s is 27. Baltimore’s murder rate is 56 per 100,000.