Mostly the list of most Dangerous cities in the world is calculated on a yearly basis of homicides per 100,000 people in that city. This list does not include any combat zones because the results so obtained will be much skewed.
It has now become easier than it was ever to travel to far away locations all around the world. However, there are some places which you might want to consider visiting because of the dangerous conditions that prevail in these places.
The top ten dangerous cities are mostly situated in Latin America because of drug cartels, gang violence, corruption and political instability. There is a food shortage in these countries which also makes them stuck in poverty.
Though there are factors like sexual assault, diseases and muggings, this list is based majorly on homicide rates. With that being said, if you like adventure then some of these places are also desirable for travel and are sure to give a sense of thrill.
If you are planning to visit one of these cities, it is necessary that you become aware about all risks that can arise in these cities and take important precautions.
Here is a list of ten of the most dangerous cities in the world.
Once known as the most stunning resort getaway destination for Canadian and American tourists, this town has unfortunately lost all its reputation now.
There was a series of murders that happened in this city in the year 2017 and 2018. This city was in International news due to these murders.
Some drug cartels have also entered the city contributing in making this city the most dangerous city in the entire world. The violence instances that have taken place in this city have been tragic. Homicide rates have skyrocketed to a high of 500%
2. Carcas, Venezeula
Carcas had been at the top in the list of the most dangerous cities in the world because of its drug trafficking. This city is now facing a serious crisis in involving some of the most dangerous drug peddlers. Street crimes have become very common here. The political instability is on a rise here.
The government demands a very unreal conversion rate and that is a very strong reason why you should avoid using the ATM cards while you are in Venezeula. Also avoid going to crowded public places because pickpocketing and thefts are very common.
3. Acapulco, Mexico
This city situated in Mexico was once considered as the most beautiful and scenic town. There were no chances of this city ever making it to the list of the most dangerous cities in the world.
However, in these recent past, drug trafficking and violence has reached a very high level in this city making it one of the most violent areas in the world.
4. Natal, Brazil
The meaning of Natal in Portuguese is Christmas. This is a colonial city which was famous for attracting tourists because of its rich history and scenic beaches.
In the previous years, this city was known to be alternative choice to enjoy peaceful atmosphere. Unfortunately, it is the complete opposite now. It is one of the most dangerous cities in the world because of corruption, gang violence.
The instances of armed assaults at the beaches are reported almost frequently in this city. Most crimes happen during the day time. If you want to hire a cab, be rest assured that it is from a safe and reputable company.
5. Tijuana, Mexico
This city is situated on the Mexican border, right below the Mexico California border. The fact that it is close to California, it has been a popular tourist destination in the past for all Americans. Close to 60 million cross this border on a yearly basis.
Tijuana is now known for drug and human trafficking. The homicide rate has also been on a disturbingly rising rate because of the drug wars that happen very commonly in Mexico.
6. La Paz, Brazil
In January, an advisory do not travel was issued on the five most dangerous cities of Mexico by the US State Department. This meant all the regions which were on the south of the US-Mexico border were also considered to be dangerous for all tourists.
La Paz is one of the most dangerous cities in Mexico. It is a coastal city located on the peninsula of Baja California. Tourism was a major part of economy here because it is full of beautiful beaches. Due to the growing situation of violence in this city, there are few people interested in visiting La Paz.
7. Fortaleza, Brazil
There are three cities in Brazil that make it into the top ten list of being the most dangerous cities in the world. These cities are situated in the Northern region and have an increasing rate of violent gang activities prevailing in them.
On the contrary, it must also be noted that there are some really successful campaigns which were run in the cities of Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo to reduce the crime rate.
8. Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
This city is known for its greenery. It is located in the lush green valley in the North Eastern Mexico. The homicide rate in this city reached as high as 83.32 making it one of the most dangerous cities to visit in the entire world.
Due to the date recorded in the recent past, Mexico is on the top of the list of being the most places in the world. This is mainly because of the fact the government in Mexico has failed incredibly to get rid of private gangs of criminals who are not leaving any stone unturned to spread impurity at all levels. The innocents are scared to live in these cities.
9. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
This city, located at the Venezeulan port is famous for its ethereal waterfalls and national parks. Venezeula has unfortunately been facing a political disturbance and food shortage.
Many people are starving making the country dangerous with every passing day. If you happen to visit Venezeula, make sure that you are walking around all alone on the streets or carrying any valuable item.
The policemen are also corrupt here and cannot be trusted to save you from a crime situation. Always avoid all the regions which are on the border of Colombia because most of them are full of drug cartels and human traffickers.
10. Belem, Brazil
Belem, also known as Bethlehem in Portuguese is one of the northern cities of Brazil. It is also famous as being the gateway to Amazon. Though, this city has always been famous for its colonial charm and closeness to the Amazon River, it is now known to be one of the most dangerous in the world.
The crime rate has been on an increase with many travellers reporting cases of thefts. If you visit this city, do not carry anything valuable. Especially things like important keys and expensive phones should always be hidden.