Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

ciudad-juarez_1Population: 1.46 million. All private guns are banned. Homicides in 2018: 1,251


El Paso, Texas

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Population:  0.684 million. Guns are readily available. Homicides in 2018: 23


The two cities are literally across the river, the Rio Grande, from each other. Like all northern border cities in Mexico, Juarez is the setting of conflict between rival drug and people smuggling cartels.  Despite that, there’s a message for Jacinda and her cohorts in there.

violent cities

the column on the right is the homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants for each city.  El Paso is 2.9.