In the US, the largest city, Chicago, has the most violent crimes per capita in the country, followed by Detroit and Washington, DC, with 10 and 7, respectively.
The most deadly city, New York, has one of the highest murder rates per capita.
The biggest cities in Europe, Paris and London, are also among the safest.
But the number of murders in Europe is declining as the global financial crisis, exacerbated by the eurozone debt crisis, has put more pressure on governments to do more to combat it.
“We are in the middle of a financial crisis that has pushed us to do what we could not have done in the past, and it’s been a difficult transition,” said Michael Berenson, senior fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
“We’ve seen a huge drop in the murder rate.
We have seen a massive drop in crime.
But we also see an increase in crime, so it’s clear that crime is on the rise.”
The US is the only major western economy to experience a major economic crisis.
In the first half of this year, there were almost 5,000 murders in the US alone.
The number of robberies in the United States has risen by nearly half in the same period.
The US has seen its murder rate fall by about a third in the last 20 years.
According to FBI statistics, the rate of murders fell from about 4,700 in 1997 to just under 2,700 this year.
“The rate of crime in the States has been a slow decline over the last 15 years,” said Berenstons associate at the Centre for Global Security Studies, Jonathan Zittrain.
“The murder rate is declining, and the robbery rate is going down, and we are seeing that a lot more and that’s a really good sign.”
However, Berenstein warns that the trend does not necessarily mean the US is safe.
“There’s going to be a big increase in violence in certain places.
We’ve seen in Europe that the violent crime rate has gone up quite a bit over the past 15 years.
In Europe, the murder rates have gone up by a lot,” he said.”
But we also have to remember that the murder figures are a very poor indicator of the general rate of violence in the population.
We are talking about a very small number of people, who are often involved in violent crime.”
The FBI has recorded 664,958 homicides in the first quarter of this years, with a total of 9,764,723 victims, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
In the US the number is almost two-thirds higher than the same quarter in 2016.
According to the Bureau, the number peaked at more than 6 million in 1996, before dropping to about 3 million in 2010 and then back to about 1.6 million in 2014.
But while the overall murder rate has been declining, the total number of homicides per 100,000 people has been rising.
According the latest statistics from the FBI, there have been about 6.6 murders per 100 000 people in the month of January, the highest rate in nearly 30 years.
In January, murders rose to the highest level since December 1996, and then dipped slightly to 5.9 murders per hundred thousand people in February.