Even in countries with low crime rates, you can find corners that you shouldn’t go to, especially foreigners.
Going to a distant country to admire its beauty, you need to remember that there are places where the appearance of travelers is not welcome.
Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World in 2020/2021
And there are socio-economic problems in every country. Here are the top 10 most dangerous in the world.
10. Mogadishu, Somalia – territory outside the jurisdiction of the Government
Somalia today is associated with pirates, crime, and Tom Hanks. The danger is illustrated in the best possible way by the situation in its capital, Mogadishu.
Since international embassies and UN offices were forced to leave the country in the 1990s due to political instability, there has been no effective government in Somalia.
This situation has led to an open and brutal civil war, involving Al-Shabab, al-Shabab and AMISOM. Mogadishu gained its reputation due to the rise of corruption, poverty, high levels of crime and brutality that occur on the streets of the city every day.
9. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico is the world capital of murders
Ciudad Juarez gained a reputation as a city mired in drug trafficking and the title of the most dangerous city in Mexico.
It is the unofficial capital of the entire drug-trafficking country. It is a dangerous city in which laws do not apply, but brutality and murder flourish. The police here are completely disenfranchised and immersed in corruption.
Although, according to statistics, there is hope for improvement of the situation. For example, in 2010 there were 8.5 homicides per day, in 2013 there were 530 homicides in just one year, and in 2014 there were 434. The situation is improving, but very slowly.
8. Baghdad, Iraq
Since the U.S. military withdrew from Iraq, Baghdad has gained a reputation as a dangerous city.
For years, residents have gotten used to explosions in public places, shootings and murders. As a result of the war, the infrastructure and economy were completely destroyed.
The city is mired in crime and terrorism. In 2014, there were 12,282 killings of civilians as a result of the terrorist organization’s intensification.
7. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the hooligan capital of the world
Despite the fact that in other cities of Brazil the number of murders is higher, Rio de Janeiro, being a tourist mecca and the second-largest city in the country, received the status of a criminal capital.
The homicide rate compared to 2005, with 42 homicides per 100,000 people, fell to 24 in 2014. Even though you may not get killed in Rio de Janeiro, but you can hardly escape being robbed. Street crime, looting, and hooliganism have intensified. There were 6,626 robberies in 2013 and 7,849 in 2014.
The number of mobile phones that are reported stolen have being on the increase by up to 74.5% over the same period. Despite the statistics, there are no fewer tourists in Rio, because of the need to get acquainted with the Brazilian culture, visit the football championship and look at the popular statue of Jesus Christ.
6. Cape Town, South Africa – the most violent city in Africa
Cape Town is the second-largest city in South Africa. But despite the beauty, it has gained a reputation as one of the most dangerous cities.
According to statistics, the homicide rate per 100,000 people was 50.94 and the crime rate was 8,428, with a population of 3.75 million.
This situation is due to class and financial inequality, which has been exacerbated by gang shootings, killings, looting, rape, and kidnapping.
5. Guatemala, Guatemala is a violent city
Guatemala can be called one of the most beautiful cities in Central America, but despite being a popular place for tourists as a result of the presence of several points of attraction, it is characterized by a high crime rate and drug trafficking.
Guatemala borders Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador, so drugs play an important role here. In addition, looting, poverty, class, and financial unequal are flourishing in the city.
Guatemala has the highest rate of brutality in Central America, exacerbated by the fact that there are 42 homicides per 100,000 people. Lawlessness and corruption, organized crime have become the hallmark of the city.
4. Kabul, Afghanistan – hostages of war
Kabul, which is the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, has been held hostage to constant wars and has gained a reputation as the most dangerous city in the world.
The situation was exacerbated by political instability, power struggles, terrorism and wars. After the United States minimized its presence in Afghanistan, the terrorists took the lead, and instability increased, so there is no reason to visit Kabul.
3. Caracas, Venezuela – street cruelty
Caracas is known for three things: it is the capital of Venezuela, the capital of murders, the capital of drugs. In the face of economic instability, street crime has increased.
Caracas, the second most dangerous city in the world, has a homicide rate of 100,000 people, 134, with a population of 3.5 million. There were 24,000 homicides across Venezuela in 2014.
Along with the crackdown on gangs, looting, rape, kidnapping and brutality are flourishing in Caracas.
2. Acapulco, Mexico – Corruption
Acapulco, as a beautiful resort, has always attracted stars of movies, sports and other celebrities. But, it is only necessary to move a step away from tourist routes, as you plunge into another reality of one of the most dangerous cities in Mexico.
Until recently, Acapulco was a tourist mecca, and now scares off tourists with a high murder rate. In 2014, there were 104 homicides per 100,000 people. Corrupt police are more involved in human trafficking than establishing the rule of law.
In addition, the city has big problems with drug trafficking and street brutality. In such a city you do not know from whom to run away: from the police or bandits.
1. San Pedro Sula, Honduras is the most dangerous city in the world
San Pedro Sula is still largely regarded as the most dangerous city in the World. It’s seat is on the northwestern part of Honduras. In 2014, there were 171 homicides per 100,000 people, the highest level in the world, despite the fact that the city is not in a war zone.
There are three murders a day. The city is mired in murders, gang violence, drug trafficking, illegal arms trade. In the streets every day someone is killed, beaten, raped. The law doesn’t apply in this city.
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