Top 10 largest cities in Puerto Rico, San Juan, Bayamón, Carolina, Ponce, Caguas, Guaynabo, Mayaguez, Trujillo Alto, Arecibo, Fajardo, San Juan metro, crime

Puerto Rico top 10 cities by population
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Here is a list of the largest cities in Puerto Rico by approximate population, along with where they are situated on the island. 5 of the 10 are in the San Juan Metro: San Juan, Bayamón, Carolina, Guaynabo, Trujillo Alto. Like most big cities around the world, San Juan metro has the highest crime rate compared to the other cities in Puerto Rico. There are not well established gangs like in the states, but that doesn’t necessarily make it any less dangerous. Most of the crimes are drug related. However, even if you are not involved in drugs, you are not immune. You might be robbed because a junkie needs a fix to get high.

city, population, direction
San Juan 418,140 N/NE, N San Juan Metro
Bayamón 203,499 N/NE, San Juan Metro, SW San Juan Metro
Carolina 170,404 N/NE, San Juan Metro, E/SE San Juan Metro
Ponce 152,634 S/SW coast
Caguas 86,804 Central East, 40 minutes S of San Juan Metro
Guaynabo 81,360 NE, San Juan Metro, S/SW San Juan Metro
Mayaguez 78,647 W coast
Trujillo Alto 54,189 NE, San Juan Metro, S of San Juan
Arecibo 49,318 N/NW coast
Fajardo 34,068 E coast

Puerto Rico large cities outside of San Juan metro

Puerto Rico top 6 of 10 largest that are in San Juan metro

These 5 cities, of the 10 largest in Puerto Rico, are the ones in the San Juan metro area

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